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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can you get pelvic inflammatory disease without being sexually active? like from uti's or yeast infections or bad hygeine?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Yes: The short answer is yes. You can get PID just like you can develop a UTI..and the same bacteria can be involved actually. Good hygiene is important. Remember to wipe from front to back and not the other way around.

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Last updated Feb 1, 2017

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