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Diagnosed with pid. got meds&finished it. retested with pelvic exam which was neg but urine was positive.i am confused? which is more reliable?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Urine tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia, which cause PID,, but not for PID itself, and it sounds like the PID is gone. Maybe you were retested too soon. Even when gonorrhea or chlamydia are cured, the tests can remain positive for 1-2 weeks, sometimes up to 3 weeks. (Presumably you haven't resumed sex with potentially infected partners, right?) But play it safe and have an additional test.

Answered Feb 27, 2017

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