pelvic inflammatory disease


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pelvic inflammatory disease

(PID), infection of the female reproductive organs, usually resulting from infection with the bacteria that cause chlamydiachlamydia
, genus of microorganisms that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals. Psittacosis, or parrot fever, caused by the species Chlamydia psittaci, is transmitted to people by birds, particularly parrots, parakeets, and lovebirds.
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 or gonorrheagonorrhea
, common infectious disease caused by a bacterium (Neisseria gonorrhoeae), involving chiefly the mucous membranes of the genitourinary tract. It may occasionally spread to membranes in other parts of the body, especially those of the joints and the eyes.
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. The infection typically first affects the cervical area, then spreads to the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and abdomen. Symptoms may be absent but usually include pelvic pain and vaginal discharge. PID can cause abscesses and scarring in the fallopian tubes that can block fertilization or interrupt the egg's progress, resulting in ectopic (tubal) pregnancy and loss of the fetus. Over 1 million women are diagnosed with PID each year in the United States; 100,000 typically become infertile.
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Mycoplasma genitalium among women with nongonococcal, nonchlamydial pelvic inflammatory disease.
Subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.
Low backache, lower abdominal pain with fever or vaginal discharge were taken to indicate pelvic inflammatory disease.
Infertility Following Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1999; 7: 145-52.
This is concerning because untreated chlamydia in women can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can result in infertility, chronic pelvic pain and ectopic pregnancy.
Keywords: Chronic Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Short Wave Diathermy, Pain
Female factors include ovulation disorders, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, the toxic effects of tobacco, or marijuana, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and also excessive exercise, inadequate diet, and extreme weight loss or gain.
Other reasons can include painful pelvic inflammatory disease, caused by infection or prolapse where the uterus or part of the vaginal wall drops down as a result of weak tissues.
Age less than 30 years, low body mass index, smoking, menarche before 12 years of age, long cycles, heavy menstrual flow, nulliparity, premenstrual syndrome, sterilisation, clinically suspected pelvic inflammatory disease, sexual abuse and psychological symptoms were associated with dysmenorrhoea.
The sexually transmitted infection can lead to infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease in women.
2], smoking, menarche before the age of 12, irregular or heavy menstrual flow, premenstrual symptoms, clinically suspected pelvic inflammatory disease, sterilization, and history of being sexually assaulted.