Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - When To Call a Doctor
Pelvic inflammatory disease and several
other conditions with similar symptoms require prompt
Call your doctor right away if you have belly
pain and any of the following:
- A positive home pregnancy test
- Fever of
101°F (38.3°C) or
- Pain or difficulty urinating
Call your doctor soon
- Have a dull pain, unusual cramping, or a feeling of pressure in the lower belly.
- Have pain during sex, especially in
abnormal vaginal bleeding, bleeding between menstrual periods, or bleeding after sex or douching.
a vaginal discharge that is yellow or green or smells bad.
- Need to
urinate often or have pain, burning, or itching with urination for longer
than 24 hours.
- Think you may have been exposed to a
sexually transmitted infection, or you have a sex partner who has symptoms, such as discharge, genital sores, or pain in the genital
Who to see
The following health
professionals can diagnose and treat pelvic inflammatory disease:
Complications are usually treated by a
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.