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Will PID ever go away or will I have it for life?

By Anonymous December 18, 2012 - 11:50pm
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I was diagnosed with PID recently & havesince started the antibiotics & was just wondering after finshing all of the medicine does it go away or will I have it forever? I hhave been tested for all Std's & they came back negative, Does my partner need to do anything? I've been with the same partner for several years, so we don't use a condom, does that mean my chances of PID returning are greater?

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Antibiotics are the standard treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease. Your doctor may prescribe a combination of antibiotics before receiving the results of your laboratory tests. The antibiotics may be adjusted once your results are known. Your doctor may also prescribe a medication to relieve your pain and recommend bed rest.

To prevent reinfection with an STI, advise your sexual partner to be examined and treated. Avoid sexual intercourse until treatment is completed and tests indicate that the infection has cleared in all partners.


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