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PID; Oophoritis; Salpingitis; Salpingo-oophoritis; Salpingo-peritonitis
The most common symptoms of PID include:
Fever (not always present; may come and go)
Pain or tenderness in the pelvis, lower abdomen, or sometimes the lower back
with abnormal color, texture, or smell
Other symptoms that may occur with PID:
Bleeding after intercourse
Frequent or painful urination
Increased menstrual cramping
Irregular menstrual bleeding or spotting
Lack of appetite
Nausea, with or without vomiting
Painful sexual intercourse
Note: There may be no symptoms. People who experience an ectopic pregnancy or infertility often have had silent PID, which is usually caused by chlamydia infection.
Signs and tests
You may have a fever and abdominal tenderness . A pelvic examination may s...
Thank goodness we all have a built in floor, the pelvic floor. Otherwise, our bladders and rectums would be dragging around on the ground in a gruesome fashion. Like our built in abdominal walls , some floors are built stronger than others. A weak floor tends to sag. A strong floor holds up a full bladder or a 9 pound baby. How strong is your floor?
The strength of the pelvic floor is related to two primary muscles that compose a structure called the Levator Ani . The thickest muscle lies in the middle of the floor and the urethra, vagina, and rectum pass through it. This important floor muscle is called the pubococcygeus muscle . The smaller muscle which lies in the outer reaches of the pelvic floor is called the iliococeygeus muscle. Without these muscles, neither the bladder nor the rectum would remain inside the abdominal cavity for very long. And weakness of these muscles is associated with many common medical conditions.
An unfortunately common condition caused ...
Resources www.niams.nih.gov -- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases www.aaos.org -- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons www.arthritis.org -- Arthritis Foundation www.spine.org -- North American Spine Society www.apta.org -- American Physical Therapy Association www.ampainsoc.org -- American Pain Society www.theacpa.org -- American Chronic Pain Association www.iasp-pain.org -- International Association for the Study of Pain
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