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Are all forms of pelvic inflammatory disease caused by sexually transmitted diseases?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

Most are, but one notorious cause which is probably a thing of the past (i hope) was the multi-string iud, which resulted in ordinary vaginal bacteria invading the pelvis and causing pid, sometimes very bad cases.

In brief: No

Most are, but one notorious cause which is probably a thing of the past (i hope) was the multi-string iud, which resulted in ordinary vaginal bacteria invading the pelvis and causing pid, sometimes very bad cases.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Essentially the causes of pid are sexually transmitted.

In brief: Yes

Essentially the causes of pid are sexually transmitted.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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