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A 42-year-old member asked:

can pelvic inflammatory disease be caused from something other than an std like douching?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: Pid can be caused by things other than stds, but STDs remain the major predisposing factor. Douching is quite unlikely to result in pid, although nothing is impossible.

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