A 20-year-old female asked:
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is pid and chlamydia the same thing? clinical doctor said yes but i'd rather an advice from a obgyn.

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Dr. Anne Shrout
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Pid stands for pelvic inflammatory disease. This can be caused by chlamydia or other bacteria/organisms. In its early course it causes pain, discharge and fevers. In its later course chronic pain, damage to fallopian tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring and infertility.
Answered on Dec 30, 2017
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Dr. Marianna Post
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not quite: Sorry not obgyn, but easy q to answer, chlamidya can cause pid, but it is not the only cause. Pid can be caused by different bacteria, some of which do cause an std's and some of which do not, it can happen during and from pelvic surgeries , abortions, miscarriages, in rare cases pid can be caused by normal but overgrown vaginal flora. And as a urgent care doc i treat a lot of pid's.
Answered on Nov 2, 2015
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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Certainly: Chlamydia is an organism, pid is a disease. Pid can be caused by many organisms besides chlamydia.
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Dr. Lane Childs
34 years experience Urology
Likely: Probably so, but there really is not enough information in your question to formulate a proper answer.

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