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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Alternate Names : PID

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the infection diagnosed?

Diagnosis of PID begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam. The healthcare provider may order additional tests, such as:

  • bacterial cultures of the cervix or vagina
  • a complete blood count, which may indicate if there is infection in the body
  • insertion of a needle into the vagina to obtain fluid from the abdomen
  • sedimentation rate, a blood test that can tell if there is inflammation in the body
  • an ultrasound or a special X-ray test of the pelvic area

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    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD
    Date Reviewed: 06/06/01

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