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Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

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Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

  • Stomach was uncomfortable, then had a fever

  • Extremely high fever of 106.7°F / 41.5°C or higher

  • Fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or more for weeks

  • Baby has a fever but is otherwise healthy and energetic

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a serious condition where there is infection and inflammation of the female pelvic organs such as the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. It can present with abdominal pain, fever and foul vaginal discharge, and requires medical treatment. Some cases but not all are related to sexual activity and sexually transmitted diseases (STD). It is possible to get PID without an STD. Delayed treatment can lead to infertility due to damage to the fallopian tube.

Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Abdominal guarding

  • Rebound tenderness

  • History of infection of the pelvis

  • Fever

  • IUCD / coil use within the last 1 year

  • Abdominal pain

  • Lower abdominal pain

  • Pain when pressing down on the abdomen

Questions your doctor may ask to check for pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Are you using an IUD (intrauterine device)?

  • Do you have a stomach ache?

  • Do you have lower abdominal pain?

Treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease

Treatment for PID requires antibiotics for several weeks. Depending on the severity it can be treated in the clinic or emergency room, but occasionally may also require admission to the hospital. In some cases, surgery or a procedure may be needed to drain pus from an abscess (infected collection).

View the symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

  • Fever

  • Abdominal pain

References

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    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2019/0915/p357.html

  • Ravel J, Moreno I, Simón C. Bacterial vaginosis and its association with infertility, endometritis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Mar;224(3):251-257. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.10.019. Epub 2020 Oct 19. PMID: 33091407.

    https://www.ajog.org/article/S0002-9378(20)31193-5/fulltext

  • Brunham RC, Gottlieb SL, Paavonen J. Pelvic inflammatory disease. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 21;372(21):2039-48. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1411426. PMID: 25992748.

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMra1411426

  • Gradison M. Pelvic inflammatory disease. Am Fam Physician. 2012 Apr 15;85(8):791-6. PMID: 22534388.

    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2012/0415/p791.html

  • Ford GW, Decker CF. Pelvic inflammatory disease. Dis Mon. 2016 Aug;62(8):301-5. doi: 10.1016/j.disamonth.2016.03.015. Epub 2016 Apr 20. PMID: 27107781.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0011502916000894?via%3Dihub

  • CDC - PID

    https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment-guidelines/pid.htm

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Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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