Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Research Paper

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The sexually transmitted disease I chose is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, also known as PID. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is a common STD in the United States. There are more than 200,000 cases reported per year. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. PID occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from the vagina to the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or the womb. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is a bacteria. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease can have minor symptoms or no symptoms at all. Some of the minor symptoms of PID include; pain in your lower abdomen and/or pelvis, heavy vaginal discharge with a foul odor, irregular menstrual bleeding, pain during intercourse, fever, and painful or difficult urination. There are a few different ways to confirm whether you have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or not. PID can be diagnosed by your healthcare provider by a simple pelvic exam. A few other tests that confirm your PID diagnosis include; blood tests, test of vaginal and cervical secretions, or a laparoscopy. …show more content…

Your healthcare provider may also treat your partner and suggest temporary abstinence. In more serious cases, you may need to be hospitalized, where they will give you antibiotics through an IV followed by an oral antibiotic. In even more serious cases, you may need surgery, although extremely rare, sometimes necessary. If you don’t treat your PID, symptoms may get worse and lead to problems that include; infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. You can go to your local doctor’s office or a local hospital to get tested and/or treated for

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