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My GP thinks that i may have non-std related pid. So he prescribed me a test FBC (full blood count). My question is: Can you diagnose chronic pid with this method? Any answer will be most welcomed. thank u

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Hi! can only lower back pain be a sign/symptom of pid?

November 30, 2012 - 6:38am
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Hi Ranch,

Because there are no precise tests for PID, a diagnosis is usually based on clinical findings. If symptoms such as lower abdominal pain are present, a physical examination to determine the nature and location of the pain and check for fever, abnormal vaginal or cervical discharge, and for evidence of gonorrheal or chlamydial infection. He might suggest blood work to identify the infection. If the findings suggest PID, treatment is necessary.  He might also suggest an pelvic ultrasound, he can view if the fallopian tubes are enlarged or whether an abscess is present.  It's important to discuss with your OBGYN any concerns you have.



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