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Can bacterial vagnosis lead to pelvic infammatory disease?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Bacterial vaginosis
The bacterial vaginosis germ (gardnerella) does not typically go up inside the cervix and uterus to cause pelvic inflammatory disease (pid).
However, it is a germ that can be transmitted sexually, and, of course, if there is one sexually transmitted disease, there is always the possibility of other infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea, siphylis, and various anaerobic germs. Good idea to test.

In brief: Bacterial vaginosis
The bacterial vaginosis germ (gardnerella) does not typically go up inside the cervix and uterus to cause pelvic inflammatory disease (pid).
However, it is a germ that can be transmitted sexually, and, of course, if there is one sexually transmitted disease, there is always the possibility of other infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea, siphylis, and various anaerobic germs. Good idea to test.
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