Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the fallopian tubes, uterus, and other reproductive organs. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can result in PID which can damage tissues inside and within proximity of the uterus and ovaries. Fertility, abscess formation, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain can be some of the results of PID.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Signs and Symptoms

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is considered a ‘silent’ disease. Women afflicted with PID often do not know that they have the disease because they do not experience symptoms. Lower abdominal pain, unusual vaginal discharge, fever, painful urination, painful intercourse, pain the right upper abdomen, and irregular menstrual bleeding are symptoms of PID.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Treatment

PID can be treated with antibiotics Floxin, draining of any abscess, and surgery to remove scar tissues.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Prevention

Women can avoid PID by getting early diagnosis and treatment of STDs. A good way to prevent PID is to remain in a monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner.

The risk of transmission of gonorrhea and chlamydia can be reduced by the consistent and correct use of latex male condoms.

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Human Papillomaverus


Genital human papillomavirus which is also known as HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Forty different HPV types infect the mouth, throat, and genital areas of men and women.

HPV is different from HIV or herpes. These viruses can be transmitted through sexual intercourse but they cause different health problems and symptoms.

Human Papillomavirus Signs and Symptoms

Most people with HPV do not develop problems related to their overall health. The primary symptom is genital warts.

Warts in the throat in adults are called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis or RRP. It is referred as juvenile-onset RRP (JORRP) when it occurs in children. Cancer in the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, penis, and oropharynx are also signs of HPV.

Human Papillomavirus Treatment

The virus has no treatment but the problems caused by do HPV have treatments. Visible genital warts can be removed through prescribed medications.

Cervical cancer can be treated best when there is a very early diagnosis. It is important that women have regular Pap smear tests. RRP can be treated with medicines or surgery which can take for a long period of time.

Human Papillomavirus Prevention

The health effects of HPV infection can be prevented in different ways. You can be protected against genital warts through vaccination of Gardasil. Cervical cancer can be prevented by two vaccines which are Cervarix and Gardasil.

RRP can be prevented by pregnant women by avoiding natural delivery and having a Ceasarean delivery instead. This protects their babies in acquiring juvenile-onset RRP (JORRP).

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Bacterial Vaginosis

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) affects women by disrupting the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. An overgrowth of harmful bacteria replaces this normal balance and this is accompanied by pain, odor, and discharge, burning, or itching.

Bacterial Vaginosis Signs and Symptoms

Possible symptoms of BV is vaginal discharge that is abnormal which is accompanied by an unpleasant odor. A strong fish-like odor is reported by some women when they have intercourse. There is usually a whitish or gray thin discharge. Women experience burning and itching sensations outside the vagina during urination. It is also possible that women with BV do not show any signs or symptoms.

Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment

There are some instances when women with BV will recover without treatment. Men with BV do not necessarily require treatments, yet women must be treated to avoid future complications.

Pregnant women should definitely be treated. A BV examination is required for all pregnant women who had a premature delivery or low birth weight baby.

Health care providers prescribe antibiotics to treat BV. Metronidazole or clindamycin are the recommended antibiotics for treatment. There are different dosages required to treat pregnant or non-pregnant women. HIV positive and HIV negative tested women with BV should be subjected to the same treatment.

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