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  1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - What Increases Your Risk

    You have an increased risk for developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if you are at risk for getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Sexually active teens and young women have the highest rate of STD infection.

  2. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Medications

    The treatment of choice for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is 2 weeks of a broad - spectrum antibiotic, which kills more than one type of bacteria. If taken properly, antibiotics will destroy the bacteria causing PID. Prompt antibiotic treatment may pr

  3. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - What Happens

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) usually starts with a bacterial infection and inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia.

  4. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Prevention

    You can take measures to prevent developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) by using condoms to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

  5. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Surgery

    Surgery is not usually done to treat pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) unless it is needed to: Drain or remove an abscess, such as a tubo - ovarian abscess. Cut scar tissue (adhesions) that is causing pain. Surgery is occasionally used when a diagnosis is

  6. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Exams and Tests

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is often difficult to diagnose because: PID symptoms vary and can be mistakenly linked to other health conditions. There is no single test that can detect PID. It is diagnosed by the combination of your medical history, y

  7. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Symptoms

    Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) range from none at all to severe. It's common to think that PID symptoms are a sign of something less serious.

  8. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Treatment Overview

    Untreated pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can produce scar tissue (adhesions) that can cause ongoing (chronic) pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility.

  9. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) symptoms often don't develop until inflammation or scar tissue (adhesions) develop.

  10. Your First Prenatal Doctor's Visit

    As soon as you suspect you're pregnant, schedule an appointment with your pregnancy health care provider. Even if you've confirmed your suspicion with a home pregnancy test, it's still wise to follow-up with a doctor appointment.

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