Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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How do I treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (also known as PID) can be treated with antibiotics or a combination of antibiotics similar to those used for gonorrhoea and chlamydia infections; however treatment for PID may be for a longer duration

How do I prevent catching pelvic inflammatory disease?

The best way to protect yourself from pelvic inflammatory disease (also known as PID) is to protect yourself from infections by always using condoms and water-based lube when having sex. Knowing your sexual health status by having regular sexual health checks and getting swift treatment for infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea is also important and will go a long way in preventing PID.

What are the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease?

Often you won't know if you have pelvic inflammatory disease (also known as PID) as symptoms are not always obvious. However symptoms to look out for include pain in the lower abdomen, pain during sex, smelly vaginal discharge, irregular bleeding and/or high fever.

What is pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (also known as PID) affects women only. It is caused by the spread of infection into the upper part of a woman’s reproductive system (the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes).
It is a condition that is the result of an earlier sexually transmitted infections (STI) such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea, but not everyone who has had these STIs will get PID. That said, PID can occasionally develop after termination of pregnancy or other surgical procedures.