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Can PID cause infertility if left untreated?

Can PID cause infertility if left untreated?

Yes: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can lead to scarring of reproductive organs and cause decreased fertility. PID is estimated to cause around 100,000 women to become infertile in the US every year. Chances of infertility due to PID become more likely each additional time a woman contracts PID. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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What is the chance that having PID will cause infertility? Dose it alway cause infertility, or is there still a chance you will conceive?

What is the chance that having PID will cause infertility? Dose it alway cause infertility, or is there still a chance you will conceive?

Moderate to High: A significant number of women will have infertility after 1 episode of pid. After more than 1 episode of pid, the chances are very high. Pid can damage and even block fallopian tubes. So it is worthwhile to get an xray of the tubes, called a hysterosalpingogram, to know where you stand. However, many women still conceive naturally and many will need fertility treatment with ivf. ...Read more

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Can having trich, untreated for over 2years cause infertility, pid, or any other problems?

Can having trich, untreated for over 2years cause infertility, pid,  or any other problems?

Possibly: If you were without symptoms and now get treated everything should be ok. It is the bad infections that do lead to pid & lead to infertility problems . Good example of why you should always have protected sex because you never know when you will pick something up and women often don't have symptoms. ...Read more

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How long can PID go untreated before causing infertility?

How long can PID go untreated before causing infertility?

Depends : It is difficult to say who will get infertility after pid - of course the sooner it's caught - the better but even when it's caught early it can still cause problems. ...Read more

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Could chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

Could chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

PID: If untreated 10 to 15% of women with chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid may start developing within weeks to months of infection. Or it may take longer in others. This can damage the fallopian tubes ; uterus ; result in infertility, ectopic pregnancy ; chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Help can chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

Help can chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

There can be,depends: The germs can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation ; scarring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a tubal pregnancy in the future. Early recognition and treatment with antibiotics may limit the damage.Your obgyn can explain the limitations of tests available to study the effect on your system. ...Read more

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How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

How long can your PID go untreated before it causes infertility in women?

Now: Very difficult to give a good answer to this question as asked; the whole concept of 'low-level' or 'sub-clinical' pid is controversial. Your absolute best answer is this: if pid is suspected it should be tested now, and if found it should be treated now. This eliminates any guessing and keeps harm to an absolute minimum. ...Read more

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What are the chances of being infertile after having PID?

How many times?: the percentage of women who experience infertility due to PID is directly proportional to the number of episodes of PID that they have experienced. Therefore, both treating and preventing PID are important steps in the reduction of infertility in the United States. ...Read more

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How long does a woman need to have chlymidia or PID to become infertile?

How long does a woman need to have chlymidia or PID to become infertile?

No safe interval: Theres no totally safe time period, so if you are infected (or worry that you might be) you must treat right away. If female you may (or might not) already have suffered some damage. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with PID after an abortion, does this make my risk of infertility any greater?

Might: Pid increases the risk of infertility, but with toda treatment, i would be less worried even compared to 10 years ago. ...Read more