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Do I have PID or what else could it be?

After going to different doctors various times I finally had one 2 days ago who was willing to listen to me and try to help me. He put me on antibiotics for PID. But when I researched PID online, it says PID is caused by STDs, which I know I don't have, or by a miscarriage, which I also know I haven't had. Also my symptoms are not the same as the PID symptoms I have found online. I am leaning more towards ovarian cysts, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or appendicitis. My main symptom is PELVIC PAIN. The pain encompasses my pelvis and all the way down but the pain is not urethra or vaginal pain - it is body pain, and even hurts a little down my inner thighs; also on the front towards my hips. It is CONSTANT. That whole area is also swollen, so much so that I don't fit into a lot of my pants. I have other symptoms such as upset stomach when I eat and others but my biggest problem is the pain. Any thoughts?
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replied June 19th, 2009
when you visted the doctor and peeed n the cup r whatever did they come back and tell you that you have pid
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replied June 20th, 2009
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No, when I gave the sample they checked for a Bladder Infection which came back negative. He did a Pelvic Exam on me and sent away a test for I don't know what which I won't know the results for for at least a week. I think he diagnosed me with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease based on my description of symptoms.
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replied June 30th, 2009
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PID is when you have chlamdia or gonorrhea for a long time it inflamed in your reproductive organs. if you get it a lot it could leave you fertile.
it's a lot of other things that you can have with the symptoms you have.
the doctor took a specimen of your cervix to see if there is something wrong like an STD or infection.
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replied February 16th, 2012
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I recently had similar symtoms. I had lower adominal pain (mostly to one side),pain down my legs and groin, aswell as irregular bleeding.I was convinced I had and STI or PID as the pain was so bad! I have had all my tests back and I have a UTI. I never knew they could cause so much pain. I have a condiction which means I suffer from cystitis alot (which i had to have a procedure to cure) and it has never felt like this, the pain was so bad i couldn't sleep.But thats all it was an UTI, when you go to the doctors they should ask you to give a urine sample (they may also be able to do a test there and then which can show you have some kind of urine infection.
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replied February 16th, 2012
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Well, that was almost 3 years ago that I was having those symptoms. I've had bladder infections (UTI's) before and after and I definetly know what they feel like and that is not what I was experiencing (besides I said they did do a urine sample and it came back negative). My pelvic pain pretty much went away on its own. I did have a laparoscopy to check why I was having pain and they found nothing. I do have Vulvodynia and maybe Interstitial Cystitis but I believe that's unrelated to the kind of pain I was having. Also just a warning to anybody who's doctor tries to prescribe you with Doxycycline (what they gave me for "PID") - don't take it. It made me suicidal, depressed, panic attacks, and a bunch of physical side effects. It was pretty down right scary. Stay as far away from that drug as you can!
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