PID Management

There is no specific lab value, physical examination finding, or imaging study that is diagnostic of PID. The diagnosis of PID is often presumptive based on clinical findings - Marina N. Boushra MD

PID Management
PID Management

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Patients with PID are frequently misdiagnosed with a urinary tract infection because they may have urinary symptoms, but the urinalysis often shows sterile pyuria, which should raise your suspicion for PID.

And while the utility of the pelvic exam is constantly scrutinized and questioned in patients with vaginal bleeding, it is impossible to diagnose PID without it. Having said that, the clinical diagnosis is only 65-90% specific so even minimal symptoms with no other explanation warrant antibiotic therapy to reduce further complications.

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 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Patients with PID are frequently misdiagnosed with a urinary tract infection because they may have urinary symptoms, but the urinalysis often shows sterile pyuria, which should raise your suspicion for PID.

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