PID, pelvic inflammatory disease, is an infection in the female reproductive system, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It occurs when the reproductive system gets infected with sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia or gonorrhea. The symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen, fever, unusual discharge with bad odor from the vagina, and pain during urination. Taking antibiotics helps to treat this condition.

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What are the risk factors of extra-uterine pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Please read the ultrasound and provide feedback. I was advised by a midwife that based on the imaging from my ultrasound, it looks like I have an extrauterine pregnancy. Seems as if the fetus is behind my bowels. My current symptoms are nausea, amenorrhea, weight gain, pelvic pressure...  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Upon carefully reviewing the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I agree with the diagnosis. The uterine cavity is empty, and there is an extra-uterine baby/pregnancy. The problem with extra-uterine pregnancy is ruptu...  Read Full »

I have vaginal infection with mucus-like discharge, lower abdominal pain, cramping, and nausea. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from persistent vaginal infection and experiencing mucus-like discharge, lower abdominal pain, cramping, and nausea since last year. I have visited multiple gynecologists and have been prescribed medication for yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis (BV), but the...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to the symptoms you have described, it seems that you have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and not bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection. Most likely, that is why your symptoms are not resolving. This is also...  Read Full »

My periods are painful and heavy, and I have a history of ovarian endometriomas and cysts. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had ovarian endometriomas and cysts in my twenties. I have two children without many problems. My periods are painful and heavy, but I did not consult a doctor. I have had my periods for a long time now. I can feel my ovaries aching on each side. And now I have very bright red blood....  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you consult a gynecologist and have a physical examination done. I suggest it can be due to any of the following- PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) is when there is vaginal discharge around periods and after sex with itching, painful period, and sex. It c...  Read Full »

I had miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy in the last six months. Is it endometriosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am recently trying to get pregnant and in the past six months, have had a miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy. I am wondering if there is a chance I have endometriosis. I am wondering this because I have no other risks/causes that could have caused the ectopic. There is no chance I co...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? From your history, the only problem I feel is the problem which could happen to the tube. Your history of having a tubal pregnancy and severe pain during sex, that is dyspareunia, means that there is some problem which is happening around the uterus ...  Read Full »

Why is there a mild collection in POD along with period problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46-year-old woman. I am married, and I have children. Recently, my USG report showed uterus in anteverted position, bulky in size and shape, measuring 9.24 x 3.59 x 4.91, and the echotexture was normal. There was no fibroid or SOL seen. My midline endometrial echo was within a reg...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The USG (ultrasonography) report of the pelvis is normal with POD (pouch of Douglas) fluid. It is seen during ovulation when the scan is taken during mid-cycle. The dysmenorrhoea occurs...  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 »

How to know whether I have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female, and I was diagnosed with a pelvic inflammatory disease, five days back. Today my primary doctor called and said my test results were all negative. Does that mean the PID was false? Have I been cleared from STD or STI? I was prescribed Doxycycline and Metronidazo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Manchanda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) diagnosis is typically based on presenting signs and symptoms of the patient. There may be fever, lower abdominal pain, new or different discharge, pain during intercourse, irregular bleeding, cervical motion tenderness, or uterine tender...  Read Full »

What are the causes of PID?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is diagnosed with PID while we went to the scanning center. What will be the cause? She did not have any STI, and negative for all tests. She did not have any pain also. Is it curable? I am very tensed. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) is a term used for ascending the upper genital tract infection in females. Infection may spread to the pelvic peritoneum. Does she have a history of abortion?  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for my severe stomach pain.

Query: Hello doctor, My stomach hurts really bad, whenever it hurts it is very severe. Do you have any subjugation for me?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have given nonspecific history as it hurts either every day or occasionally, it has any relationship in empty stomach or after taking a meal? Is there any relieving factor or triggering factor? Your daily bowel habit? Your drinking history? Your smoking history? ...  Read Full »

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