Tubo-ovarian abscess

 

Symptoms:  Pain in the hypogastrium, right and left iliac fossae or low back pain; distended abdomen
Special signs: Distended abdomen; Rebound tenderness in hypogastrium
Special investigations: Hysteroalpingogram

SHORT DESCRIPTION:
This is inflammation of the fallopian tube. It is caused by various organisms but not all are venereal in origin.  Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Bacteroides spp, Mycoplasma hominis are some of the causative agents known in this condition.
 

Treatment: Antibiotics for both non gonorrheal and gonorrheal infections.

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