To treat PID, you will take antibiotics. Take them as directed. If you don't take all of the medicine,
the infection may come back.
If your infection was caused by a sexually transmitted infection, your sex partner(s) will also need to be treated so you don't get infected
again. Do not have sex until both of you have finished your medicine. And be
sure to follow up with your doctor to make sure that the treatment is
If you have a very bad case of PID or are also pregnant, you may need to stay in the hospital and get antibiotics through a
vein (intravenous). Sometimes surgery is needed to drain a
pocket of infection, called an
Your risk of infertility
increases each time you have PID, so it is very important to prevent future
infections. Using a condom each time you have sex can reduce your chance of
getting a sexually transmitted infection that could lead to PID.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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