Kevin C. Kiley MD


Genital Herpes

Top of the pageGenital HerpesGenital herpes is an infection that is spread through sexual contact. It may cause skin blisters and sores in the genital area but often causes no visible symptoms. Some people may have only a single outbreak of herpes. Other people will...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Tubo-Ovarian Abscess

A pocket of pus that forms during an infection of a fallopian tube and ovary is called a tubo-ovarian abscess. Tubo-ovarian abscesses can develop in women who have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). A tubo-ovarian abscess is usually diagnosed by physical exam or pelvic ultrasound. Some abscesses are found by surgical…

Chronic Female Pelvic Pain

Chronic female pelvic pain is pain in a woman’s lower abdomen that lasts for 6 months or more and is not related to pregnancy. It may be constant or come and go and range from mild to severe. Many things can cause chronic pelvic pain, including pelvic infections. But sometimes the cause is a mystery.

Pelvic Peritonitis

Pelvic peritonitis is inflammation and infection of the peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdomen in the pelvic area. Pelvic peritonitis occurs most often as a complication of an infection of the fallopian tubes. Signs of peritonitis include: Swelling of the abdomen. Severe pain and tenderness in the abdomen that…

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome

Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome occurs when pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) causes inflammation of the capsule covering the liver and the area around it. It causes pain in the upper right belly. This syndrome happens when bacteria enter the abdominal cavity through the fallopian tubes. They then follow the flow of…