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Pelvic inflammtory disease due to STD's

Pelvic inflammory disease is a general term to describe an inflammation of the uterus and fallopian tubes. It occurs as a serious complication due to sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea and occurs commonly in women of child bearing age. It can lead to serious consequences like infertilty and ectopic pregnancy.A woman can present with very vague symptoms such as mild abdominal pain,fever,unusual vaginal discharge and painful urination.The condition may be mistaken for urinary tract infection. Careful clinical assessment along with investigations like an ultrasound are helpful in coming to a prompt diagnosis.Test to identify the organisms leading to PID must also be done so that the correct antibiotics can be delivered.

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