Having lower center abdominal pain, just above pelvic bone. Could this be early pregnancy or uti?
I could be pregnant maybe 3 weeks tops. I also have frequent urination. I checked and these two are symptoms of both preg and uti. What do u think?
There are a ton of pregnancy symptoms that you can have when you’re not pregnant. Don’t worry about that, you’re probably not pregnant.
It couldn’t just be cramping? Even if you’ve never had cramps before, you could start having bad cramps again. The best way is to get a pregnancy test if you’re really worried.
UTI usually gives pain in urination and near the kidneys (sides under your ribs) if you have a kidney infection.
Implantation bleeding can be one of the earliest pregnancy symptoms. About 6-12 days after conception, the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. Some women will experience spotting as well as some cramping.
Other Explanations: Actual menstruation, altered menstruation, changes in birth control pill, infection, or abrasion from intercourse.
Delay/Difference in Menstruation:
A delayed or missed menstruation is the most common pregnancy symptom leading a woman to test for pregnancy. When you become pregnant, your next period should be missed. Many women can bleed while they are pregnant, but typically the bleeding will be shorter or lighter than a normal period.
Other Explanations: Excessive weight gain/loss, fatigue, hormonal problems, tension, stress, ceasing to take the birth control pill, or breast-feeding.
Swollen or tender breasts is a pregnancy symptom which may begin as early as 1-2 weeks after conception. Women may notice changes in their breasts; they may be tender to the touch, sore, or swollen.
Other Explanations: Hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, impending menstruation (PMS) can also cause your breasts to be swollen or tender.
Feeling fatigued or more tired is a pregnancy symptom which can also start as early as the first week after conception.
Other Explanations: Stress, exhaustion, depression, common cold or flu, or other illnesses can also leave you feeling tired or fatigued.
This well-known pregnancy symptom will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all, while others will feel nauseous throughout most of their pregnancy.
Other Explanations: Food poisoning, stress, or other stomach disorders can also cause you to feel queasy.
Lower backaches may be a symptom that occurs early in pregnancy; however, it is common to experience a dull backache throughout an entire pregnancy.
Other Explanations: Impending menstruation, stress, other back problems, and physical or mental strains.
The sudden rise of hormones in your body can cause you to have headaches early in pregnancy.
Other Explanations: Dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, impending menstruation, eye strain, or other ailments can be the source of frequent or chronic headaches.
Around 6-8 weeks after conception, you may find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom.
Other Explanations: Urinary tract infection, diabetes, increasing liquid intake, or taking excessive diuretics.
Darkening of Areolas:
If you are pregnant, the skin around your nipples may get darker.
Other Explanations: Hormonal imbalance unrelated to pregnancy or may be a leftover effect from a previous pregnancy.
While you may not have a strong desire to eat pickles and ice cream, many women will feel cravings for certain foods when they are pregnant. This can last throughout your entire pregnancy.
Other Explanations: Poor diet, lack of a certain nutrient, stress, depression, or impending menstruation.”
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic inflammation disease (PID) is defined as condition caused by inflammation or infection of the female uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries as a result of scars and adhesion in the pelvic which in turn may prevent the implantation of egg during natural pregnancy process. It affects over 1 million women in U.S. every month and most of them are in their teen and twenties and over 100,000 women become infertile in the US alone each year.
II. Symptoms of (PID)
Due to infection or inflammation of the pelvic region.
2. Cervical motion tenderness
Caused by swelling of cervical inflammation area as a immune system reaction.
3. Lower abdominal pain
It is caused by sexual transmitted diseases Chlamydia pneumoniae that infect the pelvic tissues and immune responds.
4. Abnormal discharge
Due to immune system in fighting the bacteria to protect the pelvic tissues.
5. Painful intercourse
As a result of an infected tissue has been damaged.
6. Irregular menstrual bleeding
Caused by bleeding of the infected area.
III. Causes of PID
1. Sexual transmitted diseases
Chlamydia is also known as Chlamydia pneumoniae, it is a type of organism causes sexual transmitting disease leading to infertility. In women, it may damage the Fallopian tube leading to infertility. Sexual transmitted disease happens most often to sexual active women with several partners and without understanding much of the partner’s health condition. The diseases can also transmit through sexual intercourse without the use of a barrier device such as condom. Chlamydia can live in the body for months and years without causing any symptoms, but when it strikes the symptoms include
a) Pain or burning when urinating
b) Abnormal vaginal discharge
c) Bleeding between periods
d) Pain during sexual intercourse as we mentioned above.
It may be caused human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
It is caused by infection, low levels of estrogen or allergy leading to abnormal vagina discharge. In case of frequent vaginitis, it is caused by women who is taking birth control pills, or taking antibiotics, as antibiotics kill bacteria leading to uncontrolled yeast growth). Fungi is also can be contracted through sexual intercourse.
PID is caused by a tiny parasite, known as trichomonas vaginalis.
5. Bacterial infections
Bacteria (germs) get into a woman’s internal reproductive organs such as douching or when the cervix is opened due to menstruation or ovulation for sperm invasion.
Surgeries such as C section, abortion, childbirth or insertion of an IUD may cause bacteria getting into the pelvic region, leading to infection resulting in scars in the region.
Cervicitis is defined as a medical condition caused by inflammation or infection to the cervix leading to abnormal production of cervical mucus and increasing the risk of infertility
IV. Effects of PID
1. Chronic pelvic pain
Pelvic inflammatory disease often causes pelvic pain, it can lead to chronic pelvic pain if left untreated for too long as a result of scar building up in the pelvic region.
If the scar covers a large portion of the uterus that disrupts the chance of egg to implant in the uterus or blocks the Fallopian tube, the fertilization can not travel down to the uterus for implantation.
3. Ectopic pregnancy
As a result of the end of Follopian tube that connect to the ovaries become partially or completely blocked due to forming of scars after infection.
V. Treatment of PID in conventional medicine perspective
PID have to be cured early by antibiotics, otherwise it may cause forming of large scars in the pelvic region, leading to blockage at the end of Fallopian tube and affect the uterus in egg implantation thus affecting fertility.
1. PID can be prevented if a woman
a) Use condom for an causal sex partner
b) Abstain from sexual intercourse
c) Avoid douching
2. Early treatment
An active sexual life women must check with her doctor, if some of above symptoms is found.
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pelvic inflammatory disease, why did a doctor tell me that my boyfriend needs to be checked for it ?
my understanding from other answers i found here is, that men cannot get this disease, because they do not have reproductive systems. what am i supposed to believe and what should he do?
typical your doctor tells you something and what do you do
you come to the quacks for a second opinion
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Smoking poses a number of threats to womenâ€™s health. This is because it has adverse effects on a lot of issues that are associated with their daily living. If you are a woman and you smoke right now, you should think long and hard about giving up this vice.
Below are just some of the reasons for you to quit smoking as soon as you can:
1)Smoking could decrease fertility among women. If you are planning to have a baby during your thirties or your forties and you smoke, then there is a great chance that you will not be able to have a baby at all. This is because women smokers who are delaying their plans for childbirth place themselves at a considerably greater risk of not being able to bear a child at all.
Based on recent studies, it is 3 to 4 times more likely for women smokers to need at least more than a year to be able to conceive compared to women who do not smoke. Aside from this, it has been noted that there is lesser response of the ovaries among women who smoke. The implantation and the fertilization of the fetus could also be impaired by daily nicotine intake. It is also believed that chemical components of tobacco has the capability to change the fluids found in the cervix, thus making it poisonous to the sperm that it comes in contact with. This makes it harder for them to achieve pregnancy.
2)Smoking and oral contraceptive donâ€™t go well together. If using oral contraceptives or other forms of hormonal birth control methods is part of your daily routine as well as smoking, then there is a great risk for you to acquire cardiovascular diseases like strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks. This risk heightens as you grow in age. If you are woman aged 35 or older, it is advised that you do not smoke while using oral contraceptives.
3)Smoking has adverse effects on menstruation and brings on early menopause. If you started smoking when you were a teenager, then the risk of getting menopause early is elevated by as much as three times. Women smokers almost always experience having menopausal symptoms earlier than those who do not smoke by two or three years.
Smoking can also bring on a number of menstrual problems. These include amenorrhea or not having your menstrual periods for a while, abnormal bleeding, and vaginal infections or discharges.
It is believed that early menopause and the abnormalities experienced by women during menstruation could be a result of the toxic effect that nicotine has on the ovaries. This is could also be because of the noted lower estrogen levels among women smokers than women who donâ€™t smoke at all.
4)Smoking can bring on pelvic inflammatory disease among women. It has been noted that pelvic inflammatory disease or what is more known as PID happens 33 percent more for women who smoke than those who have not touched a cigarette in their life or who have stopped smoking. PID is a disease that brings on pain to the patient and needs medical intervention as soon as possible. It often contributes to pelvic adhesions, ectopic pregnancies, and other problems when it comes to fertility.
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Im going for a CT scan of the pelvis and abdomen. Will this show adhesions or endometriosis?
Ive been in some pretty bad pelvic pain since April. Its about to make me suicidal. The pain is specifically in the RLQ and radiates into my back and down my right leg slightly. I went to 2 gynecologist and finally went to a surgeon who took my appendix out 2 yrs ago. Im scheduled for a CT of the abdomen and pelvis. I still have a uterus and ovaries. Ive had a pelvic ultrasound which didnt show much. I wanna know if this will identify endometriosis or adhesions?
Probably not. Adhesions and endometriosis usually can’t be visualized through scans, ultrasounds or MRIs. I personally had all those imaging tests done, and none of them picked up my endometriosis and dense adhesions; the only way they discovered these was via laparoscopic surgery.