Unusual discharge, pain, and urinary incontinence are common symptoms associated with a pelvic inflammatory disease or PID. While these issues can certainly occur, the interesting thing about this disease is that it can also be asymptomatic. For this reason, getting regular checkups is absolutely necessary as PID can lead to ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and severe pelvic pain further down the line. At Cohen Medical Practice, we offer counseling and treatment services to help identify and address PID. Schedule your consultation at one of our three NYC centers today!
What Causes Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
The most common causes of pelvic inflammatory disease are gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. Less commonly, bacteria can enter your reproductive tract when the normal barrier created by the cervix is disturbed. This can happen during a menstruation period, following a miscarriage, an abortion, or childbirth.
Rarely, bacteria can also enter the reproductive tract during the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD).
How Serious Is This Condition?
If left untreated, a pelvic inflammatory disease can cause abscesses to develop in the reproductive tract. This can permanently damage your reproductive organs. Moreover, this condition can lead to ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain. If these are concerns you are already struggling with, we may still be able to provide you with services and medication to help you live a happier life.
How Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Treated?
Practicing safe sex through contraception and limiting the number of sex partners you have are the best methods to prevent PID. When it comes to treatment, our team at Cohen Medical Practice offers laparoscopic surgery for diagnostic purposes.
When you arrive at one of our three NYC locations, we can evaluate your condition and perform this operation in order to determine the best treatment course. In most cases, antibiotics can prove effective in addressing this issue.
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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Columbus Circle, NYC
A pelvic inflammatory disease may present itself without symptoms but can lead to serious long-term concerns. If you think you may have PID, we urge you to get in touch with our team at Cohen Medical Practice today. Our staff can provide same-day appointments at all three of our New York City locations. Book an appointment by calling (347) 545-2520 or clicking the button below to get in touch with our team in Columbus Circle, on Madison Avenue, or at Rego Park in Queens. Our team is fluent in English, Spanish, Korean, and Russian.