Women's health

Pelvic inflammatory disease

(PID)

About Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection and inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, and other female reproductive organs. It causes scarring in these organs. This can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, abscesses, and other serious problems. PID is the most common preventable cause of infertility in the United States.Gonorrhea and chlamydia, two sexually transmitted diseases, are the most common causes of PID. Other bacteria can also cause it. You are at greater risk if youAre sexually active and younger than 25Have more than one sex partnerDoucheSome women have no symptoms. Others have pain in the lower abdomen, fever, smelly vaginal discharge, irregular bleeding, and pain during intercourse or urination. Doctors diagnose PID with a physical exam, lab tests, and imaging tests. Antibiotics can cure PID. Early treatment is important. Waiting too long increases the risk of infertility.NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Top Medications for Pelvic inflammatory disease according to our users

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  • ampicillin / sulbactam
    Prescription only

    Unasyn (ampicillin / sulbactam) is only available as an injection and usually given in the hospital. You can take Unasyn (ampicillin / sulbactam) at home, but you'll have to be taught how to inject it correctly.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection
  • azithromycin
    Prescription only

    Zithromax (azithromycin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available in generic form. However, it may cause headache, dizziness, or rash.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
    • Extended-release liquid
  • ceftriaxone
    Prescription only

    Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but it is only available as an injectable, so it is usually only used in a hospital or doctor's office.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection
  • Erythromycin
    Prescription only

    Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) works well to treat a variety of bacterial infections, but check for drug interactions before taking it.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Delayed release tablet
    • Extended release
  • piperacillin-tazobactam
    Prescription only

    Zosyn (piperacillin-tazobactam) is only available as an injectable, so it's usually only given in the hospital. You can take Zosyn (piperacillin-tazobactam) at home, but it has to be stored in the fridge and used every 6 hours.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection

Medication side effects for Pelvic inflammatory disease

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for Diarrhea.

  • ampicillin / sulbactam: 3%
  • ceftriaxone: 11%
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At this end, no one is expected to have Diarrhea

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At this end, almost everyone is expected to have Diarrhea

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