What is the treatment for dysmenorrhea caused by tubo-ovarian abscess?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Patients are often admitted for intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy covering Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia, anaerobes, and gram-negative organisms. If medical therapy fails or if peritoneal signs are found on examination, surgical drainage is indicated. [28] Infertility is almost always a complication of tubo-ovarian abscess. [28] The most feared complication, however, is rupture, which can lead to septic shock and death; this is a true surgical emergency. [30]


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