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can women with pelvic inflammatory disease become pregnant?

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Dr. David Kline
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Women who have had PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) may have developed scar tissue or tubal damage which can impede conceiving, but many will not have had such damage. For those who are having trouble conceiving and evaluation reveals there to be damage, there are options to either fix the damage or bypass it with procedures such as ivf.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: Pelvic inflammatory disease potentially can damage the fallopian tubes and lead to infertility, but this is not by any means certain. If you have had that diagnosis though, it is very important to check as early as possible with a doctor if you have a positive pregnancy test to assure that the pregnancy has not lodged in one of these tubes, where it can create serious problems.

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What could cause contractions if you are not pregnant?

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How are pregnant women tested for group b beta strep?

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What are the specific screening recommendations for women before menopause?

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My daughter just came back from haiti..She has a 1" radius of redness with a black center? Is this a spider bite? She is having pain with it.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

With primary ovarian insufficiency and not taking hrt, is it possible for a woman to get an occasional period?

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Dr. Adam Newman
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Kinda: If you have little to no estrogen from your ovaries you should not bleed at all. But if you have some in your diet or are overweight you may have bleeding so talk to your obgyn or endocrinologist.

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