Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease, otherwise called PID, is the infection of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, or ovaries (female reproductive organs). The bacteria that causes sexually transmitted disease like chlamydia and gonorrhea can also cause PID. If left untreated, the infection can spread in the bloodstream and cause life-threatening complications.

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I am a 21-year-old female experiencing pain in the pelvis after orgasm and also having PCOD. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old girl. Whenever I touch my private part, I can only feel the clitoris, but after an orgasm, I feel intense pain in my right or left pelvis. The pain starts after ten mins and continues for one hour, or the orgasm remains for one day or two days. I have been diagnosed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Pain could be due to many reasons like just bowel or gastric problems, premenstrual pain, anxiety or stress-related pain, pelvic or vaginal infection, etc. Better to investigate vaginal swabs, transvaginal and per-abdominal scans, and cervi...  Read Full »

I have been suffering vaginal discharge that is similar to snot. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am just feeling panicky and anxious. But I have vaginal discharge that is similar to snot. It is thick, like whitish to pale yellow, like jiggly. I do not think it smells weird, but I feel anxious and uncomfortable, like an itch when my pants or shorts are tight around the crotch area. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me your detailed gynecology obstructive medical surgical drug history. It seems to be some pelvic infection or sexually transmitted disease and some local lesion. It is better to take one local hysteroscopic examination, a collection of high vaginal swabs,...  Read Full »

I have been trying to conceive for two years. Will my history of PID cause a problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to concieve for two years. I have regular periods. My doctor said everything was fine, but I had PID before. Is it a problem? What can I do? I was pregnant once five years back and had a miscarriage. I contracted PID one year after the miscarriage. I am currently taking...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. A 22-year-old woman should never worry about not getting pregnant in two years. As you had gotten pregnant previously, no matter what the result was, you stand a very good chance of getting pregnant again. Kindly go through the following in...  Read Full »

Does pain from SIBO discourage one from having sex?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife was diagnosed with SIBO a few months back. We changed our diet to compensate, and now she is on antibiotics. The pain in the gut is persistent. She does CrossFit twice weekly and wall climbs at the gym. But says the pain discourages her from having sex. Any ideas?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. So we need to consider a partial response for the treatment. We should also rule out other causes of abdominal pain. What is the exact site of pain? Is it upper abdomen, lower abdomen, or generalized? Is there any vaginal discharge, burning and ...  Read Full »

I have had abdominal and back pain with white discharge for the past six days. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing back and abdomen pain for the past five to six days. Also, I have a white discharge.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Back pain with white discharge could be caused by pelvic inflammatory disease or infection of the pelvic organs. Bacteria usually causes it. It is important to begin treatment as soon as possible to avoid future complications. You must con...  Read Full »

Why do I have a dull ache in the area around my right ovary that starts immediately after my period ends?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. My height is 5 feet 4 inches, and my weight is 65 kg. For two months, I have had a dull ache in the area around my right ovary that starts immediately after my period ends. I had mild PCOS two years back and had a miscarriage this year. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get an ultrasound abdomen done. Thank you.  Read Full »

Having pain in left ovary, and it increases during exercise. Is it ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 years old female, and I have had three c-sections and normal regular periods. My menstrual cycle three months back was short and lighter, and I ovulated about a week early. I noticed some pain, which almost reminded me of implantation pain. This continued on and off with pain an...  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After undergoing three cesarean sections, it is quite possible to haveintra-abdominal adhesions. Which may give rise to intermittent pain associated with the bowel movements. The pain that you experienced could be mid cycle ovulation pain.As you have undergone transvagin...  Read Full »

I see a white or yellow odorless discharge. Is this normal before a period?

Query: Hi doctor,My period is due sometime this week, and I am seeing a white/ yellow discharge odorless. Is this normal? For sure, I am not pregnant because the last time I had sex was over three months ago, and I got my period every month after that. What can this be? Should I be worried, or is this norm...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms are suggestive of PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), which is quite common in sexually active women. It is advisable to have a USG (ultrasound) abdomen scan to rule out any other possibilities. Did you have any history of fever or any itching-like sens...  Read Full »

Why am I spotting from the last eight months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old. I am not sexually active. I had spotting on the tenth and eleventh of this month and again from the fourteenth to sixteenth of the same month. I had the last ultrasound two years, and it showed no cysts. I am under a lot of stress and depression. Is this something seriou...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have two cycles in a month? Your question is not clear. There can be hormonal alterations during stress, which can affect your cycles.   Read Full »

What is the chance I have secondary infertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I just wanted to know my chances of having secondary infertility. When 15, I was sexually assaulted, which resulted in pregnancy and late-term abortion. At 18, I fell pregnant with my son. I had an easy pregnancy with no complications. Last year, at 28 weeks, I went into early labor, whic...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. That was quite a history. I hope you and your son are doing fine. Well, to start with, you will need to rule out any pelvic infections. Examination by your doctor as pain as early as 28 weeks of pregnancy, with a history of sexual assault at ...  Read Full »

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