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C. - posted on 09/17/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I went to the Acute Care Clinic today. They did a pregnancy test and that came back negative so they did a pelvic exam. They think I have PID (pelvic inflammatory disease). Don't even know how that happened, but Ok. They gave me a couple shots and some antibiotics. I guess if it gets worse or doesn't go away, it could be something else but that's what it's looking like for now. Thanks for everyone who was being supportive!!! I appreciate it :)

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?? - posted on 09/17/2010

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I was lookin this up after I posted here and I thought this might be important information for you to discuss with your doctor - to make sure that you get tested for the appropriate things (as well as your husband).

http://www.cdc.gov/std/pid/stdfact-pid.h...

What Is PID?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) refers to infection of the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes (tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus) and other reproductive organs that causes symptoms such as lower abdominal pain. It is a serious complication of some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially chlamydia and gonorrhea. PID can damage the fallopian tubes and tissues in and near the uterus and ovaries. PID can lead to serious consequences including infertility, ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy in the fallopian tube or elsewhere outside of the womb), abscess formation, and chronic pelvic pain.


How Common Is PID?

Each year in the United States, it is estimated that more than 750,000 women experience an episode of acute PID. More than 75,000 women may become infertile each year as a result of PID, and a large proportion of the ectopic pregnancies occurring every year are due to the consequences of PID.

How Do Women Get PID?

PID occurs when bacteria move upward from a woman's vagina or cervix (opening to the uterus) into her reproductive organs. Many different organisms can cause PID, but many cases are associated with gonorrhea and chlamydia, two very common bacterial STDs. A prior episode of PID increases the risk of another episode because the reproductive organs may be damaged during the initial bout of infection.

Sexually active women in their childbearing years are most at risk, and those under age 25 are more likely to develop PID than those older than 25. This is partly because the cervix of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured, increasing their susceptibility to the STDs that are linked to PID.

The more sex partners a woman has, the greater her risk of developing PID. Also, a woman whose partner has more than one sex partner is at greater risk of developing PID, because of the potential for more exposure to infectious agents.

Women who douche may have a higher risk of developing PID compared with women who do not douche. Research has shown that douching changes the vaginal flora (organisms that live in the vagina) in harmful ways, and can force bacteria into the upper reproductive organs from the vagina.

Women who have an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted may have a slightly increased risk of PID near the time of insertion compared with women using other contraceptives or no contraceptive at all. However, this risk is greatly reduced if a woman is tested and, if necessary, treated for STDs before an IUD is inserted.

?? - posted on 09/17/2010

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I drink those meal replacement drinks when I feel that way. It helps a ton to keep the nauseous feelings at bay while giving you all the good stuff.

Joann - posted on 09/17/2010

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Yeah i got told two months ago for the same thing you can get it from baterial build my case i had appendix removed and a cysts burst and between the surgery and cysts i contracted it ..from what i was told i could have gotten if from either or both things..BUT PID is a STI and can be very dangerous and contagious not to scare you but make sure to take all your meds completely and then get rechecked if it doesnt clear up it may cause infertility and more ....also have your partner get checked.sorry you have it.but glad you are on the road to recovery

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C. - posted on 09/18/2010

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Thanks, Joann!

Jo, I never even thought about that.. I'll have to get hubby to pick some up for me. Thanks :)

Joann - posted on 09/17/2010

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glad you your family told you to go and see your OB and its been a while since i was on the meds and stuff that and im still not eating much just keep doing what youre doing and stay positive.glad youre getting info and i hope you get better soon

C. - posted on 09/17/2010

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Haha.. I haven't really been feeling like eating. Just the thought of food right now makes me want to gag.. BUT, I have been drinking low-sodium V8 and that helps with the nausea a little bit.

I talked to my mom and my husband's grandma today and they still think I should get checked out by an OB/GYN, so on Monday I am going to call for a same-day appointment so they can get a referral in. I have to make a 2 week follow up appointment with my PCM as well, so.. We'll see.

Thank you!!!

?? - posted on 09/17/2010

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I'm glad your doctor discussed all causes with you. I'm glad you have answers and I hope you're able to come away from it healthy as can be :) take your meds and eat your vegetables !

Charlie - posted on 09/17/2010

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Glad your on the way to fixing this i know its been painful for you :D

Krista - posted on 09/17/2010

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Yikes -- well, I'm glad that they found out what it was, anyway! There isn't much worse than being in agony and bouncing around from doctor to doctor, but not getting an answer. Hopefully everything gets back to normal soon!

C. - posted on 09/17/2010

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Thanks, ladies :)

The doctor gave me two causes. One was STDs, which we know I don't have. And the other was the natural bacteria in your vagina can get trapped somehow, causing an infection that can spread to the uterus and cause inflammation. And no, I don't douche, either :P

?? - posted on 09/17/2010

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Ouch, that sucks Christina :( I'm glad they found it early and are hopefully able to treat it. Do you know how or why you got it? Is it a disease you're born with or is it something that develops after child birth or sex or anything specific? I wish you well, I hope you're able to find the cause and the cure. Keep us updated.

Dana - posted on 09/17/2010

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Wow, good thing they caught it, that could have serious complications.

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