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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long can your pid go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Now: Very difficult to give a good answer to this question as asked; the whole concept of 'low-level' or 'sub-clinical' pid is controversial. Your absolute best answer is this: if pid is suspected it should be tested now, and if found it should be treated now. This eliminates any guessing and keeps harm to an absolute minimum.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long can PID go untreated before causing infertility?

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Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 18 years experience
Depends : It is difficult to say who will get infertility after pid - of course the sooner it's caught - the better but even when it's caught early it can still cause problems.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can PID cause infertility if left untreated?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Yes: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can lead to scarring of reproductive organs and cause decreased fertility. PID is estimated to cause around 100,000 women to become infertile in the US every year. Chances of infertility due to PID become more likely each additional time a woman contracts PID.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
My advice would be to see your OB/Gyn if you have this issue and have concerns; especially if you are trying to conceive.
Nov 21, 2011

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