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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Dear Doctor,

My doctor advised that i have pus cells in the uterus. what could be the cause. Is it likely to Pelvic inflammatory disease please advise
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
may i know what symptoms you have?
User :   low abdominal pains , painful sexual intercourse, sharp pain on the left side, body aches
Doctor :   what is your age?

User :   iam 31 years old
Doctor :   do you have white discharge from vagina?
User :   no
Doctor :   what investigations have been done in this regard?
User :   pap smear, urine , blood tests, ultra sound of the pelvis and Full blood count and HDV(not too sure
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
presence of the pus cells with the symptoms you have described is suggestive of pelvic inflammatory disease
User :   what could be the cause since my partner has no such syptoms. what could cause the PID
Doctor :   the cause for pelvic inflammatory disease may be virus, bacterial, fungal infection, but the most common cause is bacterial infection
User :   what would normally lead to bacterial infection
Doctor :   low immunity, lack of personal hygiene, trauma, presence of IUD device repeated urinary tract infection all leads to bacterial infection
User :   what would be your recommendations. i was once diagnosed with the same condition prior to the birth of my now 2year old baby
Doctor :   pelvic inflammatory disease is fairly common in the women.

Doctor :   complete treatment with the antibiotic is what i suggest
Doctor :   meaning get a culture and sensitivity test of the uterine secretions
Doctor :   and once the organism causing is isolated and identified than appropriate antibiotic can be administered
User :   i was given cipro od 1000 mg
Doctor :   and any other medications?
User :   that was the only antibiotic i was given and trigan D
Doctor :   one antibiotic is enough if the organism is sensitive

Doctor :   has your symptoms resolved with the treatment
User :   i was only given the medication yesterday. i was feeling slightly bad this evening though am now a bit better
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
it is a good antibiotic
Doctor :  
continue the same for the entire course till your doctor suggests
Doctor :   if indulging in sexual intercourse condom is a must for the next 15 days
User :   thank you
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help you with?
User :   i keep gettin different versions from doctors. the last suggestion was adhesion likely caused by my ceasarian delivery
Doctor :  
it is different and the present condition is different
Doctor :  
adhesion is as a result of the surgery
Doctor :  
it is one of the most common complication
User :   it was one of the initial suggestions by the doctor. yes it was a result of surgery
User :   the doctor two months ago indicated i had high uric acid in the body after undergoing a colonoscopy
Doctor :  
User :   I have had an unstable health for the last three years and my problems mainly around the abdominal area
Doctor :  
User :   do i need to change my eating habits and minimise on exrecise
Doctor :  
after many investigations it is diagnosed as pelvic inflammatory disease, in this condition food and exercise has no benefit
Doctor :  
it is the antibiotic medication which will cure the disease
Doctor :  
preventive measures are use of condoms and personal hygiene
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