Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
North South North West Statewide
All referrals should comply with referral standards and include in particular:
- Symptoms including onset, duration and recurrence
- Details of pain, discharge, bleeding
- Past history of infections and surgery
- High Vaginal Swab/Chlamydia smear/swabs
- Urine specimen –Chlamydia
- Endocx/urethral/rectal swab
- Pap Smear, if due
- Ultrasound scan
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Gynaecology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
Urgent / category 1
Acute PID; Acutely unwell, pelvic mass, unresponsive to treatment (12-16 hours)
Positive pregnancy test with pelvic pain +/- fever
Routine / category 3
- Chronic PID: Unresponsive to treatment
Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.
Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 8302 Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED – Phone: 0409 867 492 Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED – Phone: 0459 848 725 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6101 Fax: (03) 6173 0489
Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.
We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.
Will be seen in turn.