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Is it normal to have constant crampin just because u have PID.and a cyst? , and if so how come

By March 29, 2010 - 6:30pm
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Well , i had a baby almost 2 years ago , and ever since ive had so many problems.It was a c-section , and everything whent fine , but i started havin constant cramping, fevers and my pelvic area got swollen alotttt....it hurt just by touching it..I whent to the doctor and they gave me a bunch of antibiotics and they said my ovary was swollen , later i found out that it was because i have a small cyst and they're recommending that i dont remove it , they also informed me that i have PID*pelvic inflammatory disease)...but is this all really normal?..because it all started right after i had my son, and i still have pain and it swells up not constantlly but definetley atleast once or twice a month.I would really like to have someone's point of view , or any type of help....thank you!!

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PID can be related to a fungus. It is usually bacterial, but it can be fungal. Some fungi are notoriously difficulty to get rid of, and some of them can be pretty dangerous. So it would not be unheard of to have six months of treatment. Again, I think you need to clarify with your provider just what you are treating and why. But I would stay on the meds while you get your answers.

Good luck.

April 12, 2010 - 6:15am

I checked in Epocrates, which is an excellent source of clinical information on drugs. Epocrates says Sporanox is an anti-fungal drug. I'm wondering if your doc diagnosed a fungal infection along with the PID. You should always ask what a drug is and why it is prescribed. In your case, I would call the physician and ask, because maybe you have an infection that wasn't mentioned or that you missed during conversation. It is good to know all of your diagnoses so you know what is going on with your body and when something isn't right.

Here is a link to Epocrates: http://www.epocrates.com/products/?CID=PPC-Brand-IMEpocratesPPC-Brand-Sitelinks-Reduce2&

April 1, 2010 - 7:23am
(reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

Thank you for your information , but is it possible that a fungus infection can be part of my PID??...and regardless i still never really understood why it would be a 6mnth treatment for a fungus infection , can that lead to some pain?
Thanks for all your help

April 10, 2010 - 4:00pm

Hi Scruz-

I'm sorry you are going through this. PID is a painful problem, and it is often chronic. We have information about it here on EmpowHER: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/pelvic-inflammatory-disease-pid#symptoms

Basically, PID is a syndrome you get after an infection. If it is treated immediately with antibiotics, it isn't as severe. The problem is many women don't have symptoms with the original infection, so the PID is doing damage to your pelvis and you don't even realize it until the damage is done.

The PID causes scar tissue to form in your pelvis. It can even cause abscesses and infertility, so congrats on your son! Once the damage is done and the scar tissue formed, you will likely have chronic problems. Just like scars on your skin, scars in your body don't just disappear. These scars can cause damage to your fallopian tubes, making it difficult for an egg to get out and travel to your uterus. The tubes can be blocked by the scar tissue. This can cause an ectopic pregnancy.

The scar tissue causes pain as well. It can make things that should move easily sort of stick together, like if you had a big scar between two fingers and they stuck together. Then it would hurt if you tried moving them around separately. This can happen in your pelvis.

Ectopic pregnancy is very dangerous and can be life threatening. Any time you have a flare up of your PID symptoms, you should call your gynecologist for advice. They may want you to come in so you can be sure you don't have an ectopic pregnancy or other issue.

As far as ovarian cysts, some people walk around with them and don't even know it. They can rupture, but often don't. If they rupture it is painful and then gone. The pain is severe, but then just disappears. This is not an uncommon thing. The National Institutes of Health have a good information page on ovarian cysts: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ovariancysts.html

Another good source of information on PID is the CDC information page at: http://www.cdc.gov/std/PID/STDFact-PID.htm

I hope this helps you. If you trust your doctor, I would take the advice. If you aren't so sure of your doctor, you can always get a second opinion. The main thing to know is you have a chronic condition and you are going to have to partner with your health care provider to manage it. So find someone you feel comfortable with and have open communication.

I hope this helps you. Good luck.

March 31, 2010 - 6:34am
(reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

Thank you so much for giving me a good explanation , because the doctor i whent to see really confused me and the other one didnt even mention me having PID....but the one that did prescribed me SPORANOX, i would like to knw if this is a proper medication for PID because i looked it up and it was just specificlly for infections ,even though i know PID is cause by a bacteria that may come from an infection does this actually pill help PID...because i have yet to start the treatment .,,which by the way he told me its a 6mnth treatment....
Thank you

March 31, 2010 - 8:31am
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