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Wetumpka, AL
A 29-year-old female asked:

I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. coli. i think i've had it for a year and a half. could i have pid now?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Pelvic infection: While it's possible for e.Coli to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, it has to transmit up the vagina, then the cervix, then the uterus, and through the tubes, before you experience the pain associated with pid. If you're not in severe pain right now, you may just have a vaginal infection that needs to be treated.
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