I'll apologize up front for this being long... but I want to give as much info as possible. In February (8 mos ago) I had sudden pelvic pain, chills and bleeding. This was about 1-1/2
weeks after my period and about 1 week after I had a bout of
the flu with a lot of diarrhea. My GP diagnosed PID and gave me flagyl. I took 2 rounds of this and felt fine. Then in April it
happened again. She sent me for an intravaginal ultrasound and prescribed zithromax and rocefin. The us said my ovaries were fine and there was a 2cm site of inflammation in my endometrium.
My GP said this indicated chronic infection and sent me to a gyno and he said the us meant "nothing" and a site of inflammation that small could not cause me any trouble.
In July I had an extremely heavy period and pain. A different gyno at the same office put me on bcp. Next period fine, but pain, and pain has not stopped. Pelvic pain has continued, mild
but persistent since July. I just finished a 10 day long but light period a couple of days ago and now I have worse pelvic
pain and brown spotting. My lower abdomen is distended, not exactly bloated, but sore. I also have mild lower back pain. I called the gyno and can't get in for a week. I realize I need to see the Dr. for a diagnosis but would like some advice from other ladies as to what tests I should ask for or if anyone else has experienced any symptoms like these.
Thanks so much for reading.
I have been going through something similiar this month I have always had regular periods but this month my period went 9 days with spotting after and had mild pain around my ovaries area, I have no clue what this is I am not pregnant I took a HPT but now I am just tender and have slight bleeding on occasion if you get any answers maybe it will help me some also...so sorry you are going through all of this too God Bless
Once someone has a first case of PID, she has increased susceptibility to repeat episodes. Although initial or distantly spaced PID episodes usually are due to STD, especially chlamydia or less frequently gonorrhea, recurrent episodes typically are due to normal vaginal bacteria. Normal bacteria from the vagina get into the uterus and tubes all the time in healthy women, but previously damaged ones don't clear them out as well as normal--so those normal bacteria can lodge in scar tissue and cause infection.
In women with past PID, it can be quite difficult for a provider to distinguish between chronic infection that just doesn't clear up and smolders along; entirely new infections; and pain due to scarring, with no active infection at all. If your provider seems uncertain about these issues, consider asking for a referral to an ObG with special expertise in infectious diseases. Although there aren't a whole lot of them in private practice, such people usually can be found at major medical centers.
It could be important. Persistent or recurrent PID is a major threat to future fertility.
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