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By Anonymous January 9, 2011 - 2:22am
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Men can have PID ? Because my girlfriend has and she ask me PID test .
Thank for your help .

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Only a woman can have PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), but the most common causes of PID are from one of two sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia and gonorrhea.

You may not have any symptoms of chlamydia and gonorrhea, but it is important to ask your doctor for these two screening tests, as you may not know that you have (or do not have) either of these STDs. Also, please let your doctor know that your girlfriend has PID, and is the reason you are requesting these tests.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection of the female reproductive organs. These include the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. PID can cause scar tissue to form in the pelvis and fallopian tubes. This damage may result in infertility , a future tubal pregnancy , or chronic pelvic pain.

Because of this, it is important that you help your girlfriend as much as you can, to make sure you are taking care of your body, too! You can read more at: http://www.empowher.com/condition/pelvic-inflammatory-disease/definition.

Gonorrhea and chlamydia screening is done either through a urine test or through a swab inside the penis in men. You can read more about these at the CDC website: http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/std/std.asp.

The good news (for men): these are both easily treated with antibiotics, and you can be helping your girlfriend physically, as well as emotionally. Thanks for your question, and let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

January 9, 2011 - 7:22am
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