In-depth

Risk factors

Talking to your teen about sex

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

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Fatigue

Menstrual cycle

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Nausea and vomiting

Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

Painful urination (dysuria)

Symptom Checker

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Vaginal discharge

Tests and diagnosis

Ultrasound

Urinalysis

May 18, 2017
References
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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)