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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can a uti infection for 2 or more months cause pid/ or what my doctor called as fluid on my left ovary that was seen on ultrasound?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Two Issues: No. A urinary tract infection is in the bladder, urethra, ureters and possibly kidney. They are not connected to the uterus or fallopian tubes. PID is a disease of the cervix and uterus and is usually caused by an STD.
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Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
No: PID or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is caused by Gonorrhea or Chlamydia, not a UTI. PID affects the uterus while a UTI is in the bladder. If you have been diagnosed with PID, be sure to follow up with your doctor, you will need antibiotics. Left untreated PID can lead to serious problems such as sterility.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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