Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (cont.)
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What are the signs and symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease?
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Many women don't know they have PID because they don't have any symptoms. For women who have them, symptoms can range from mild to severe. The most common symptom of PID is pain in your lower abdomen (stomach area). Other symptoms include:
Pelvic inflammatory disease can come on fast with extreme pain and fever, especially if it's caused by gonorrhea.
How is pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?
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If you think that you may have pelvic inflammatory disease, see a doctor right away. If you have pain in your lower abdomen (stomach area), your doctor will perform a physical exam. This will include a pelvic (internal) exam. Your doctor will check for:
These tests will help your doctor find out if you have pelvic inflammatory disease, or if you have a different problem that looks like pelvic inflammatory disease.
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