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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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. B

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 »

Can pelvic pains with migraines or back pain be a sign of ovulating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old female, and I was diagnosed with POF, a year after I had my first child. I took HRT for about two years, and I gave up all hopes of conceiving. However, from the past 6 to 7 months, I am having pelvic pains with migraines and back pains for 3 to 4 days. Sometimes, it la...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you have cyclical pain, then the chances are that you are ovulating, but then you would have menstruation. The most likely possibility is of ovarian cyst or chocolate cyst. You should get an ultrasound examination of the pelvis, to exclude ovarian cysts. Fo...  Read Full »

I observed small amounts of blood on my undergarments after my periods were over a week ago. What could be the cause for the bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my periods a week ago, but today when I went to the bathroom, there was a small amount of blood on my underwear, and after I pooped, there was a small amount of blood in that as well. The bleeding has stopped since then. Please advise on what could be the reason behind this? Than...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The bleeding may be due to an infection which can be either a urinary tract infection or a pelvic inflammatory disease. You can go for antibiotics, coagulation agents, and douching of the vagina with an antiseptic solution and vaginal pessary. If possible, kindly d...  Read Full »

My wife was diagnosed with GUTB and was tested positive for TB. After 2 months of fertility treatment, she complained of vomiting and giddiness.

Query: Hi, My wife was diagnosed with GUTB (Genitourinary Tuberculosis) and was tested positive for TB PCR. HSG showed blocked fallopian tube whereas USG showed normal ovaries and uterus. After 9 months of ATT (Antitubercular Treatment) her fallopian tube opened during the HSG test. Thereafter doctor start...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your wife is suffering from tuberculosis and it affects her fallopian tube. Now she is suffering from PID, it may be because of tuberculosis or because of some other infection. She feels nausea because of PID or because of drugs used in conception. Please do not worry, co...  Read Full »

Having backache badly and vagina smelly discharge. Can you suggest any treatments?

Query: Hi doctor,I am sexually active with one partner only. I am not well for the last 4 months. I am having bad backache and a smelly, white thick sometimes brown color vaginal discharge, lower abdomen pain and vaginal pain while urination. I have consulted my gynecologist and took proper medicine. Now a...  Read Full »

Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the most common cause of infertility if not treated in early stages. Follow the instructions and antibiotics given by your doctor and have a scan done. So, that you will come to know the progress of the disease. Do not...  Read Full »

Is fluid accumulation in the pouch of Douglas normal?

Query: Hello doctor,My period was due before 23 days, but I did not bleed yet. I did a scan ten days before, and it showed fluid accumulation in the pouch of douglas, and candida growth was detected. I started medications for three days, and I had my periods immediately. But the flow was reduced.My period ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears that you have a pelvic inflammatory disease along with a vaginal infection. The spotting or bleeding could be due to vaginitis. I request you to share the scan reports to help you better. Also, have you done any transvaginal ultrasounds recent...  Read Full »

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