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A 23-year-old female asked:

can pelvic inflammatory disease go away on its own? if antibitocs don't work for example?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
PID: PID does not go away on its own. It is a serious infection with life altering complications including infertility.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

How is pelvic inflammatory disease treated?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Antibiotics: Sometimes, several antibiotics are needed at once.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How soon should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated in girls?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Immediately: If a certain diagnosis has been made, or if there is very high concern for pid in a woman or a girl, asap is the only right time - immediately!
A 31-year-old member asked:

How is pelvic inflammatory disease detected and then treated?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
By your symptoms: Pid is mosts often diagnosed clinically based on your symptoms of pelvic pain and findings on examination. It is both underdiagnosed and overdiagnosed as the symptoms can be very subtle at times. The only certain way to make this diagnosis requires minor surgery (laparoscopy) which isn't always practical. There are several treatment options in terms of antibiotic therapy.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How quickly should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: Any infection should be treated as soon as possible unless there is some extraneous circumstance prohibiting treatment.
A 22-year-old female asked:

How is Pelvic inflammatory disease tested for and treated?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Culture/amribiotics: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the Fallopian tubes caused by untreated STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia. The symptoms include discharge, pelvic pain, fever etc. If you have these symptoms you should be evaluated immediately. Untread PID can be associated with tubal scarring, infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Early treatment can prevent these complications.

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