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Can pelvic inflammatory disease cause birth defects?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Pid can prevent you from getting pregnant, but should not affect the fetus' risk of anatomical defects once pregnancy is achieved.
Pid during pregnancy (in the first trimester) is very rare but could be an exception to the above rule, in that it can lead to miscarriage and birth defects. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent birth defects throughout your reproductive life!

In brief: No.
Pid can prevent you from getting pregnant, but should not affect the fetus' risk of anatomical defects once pregnancy is achieved.
Pid during pregnancy (in the first trimester) is very rare but could be an exception to the above rule, in that it can lead to miscarriage and birth defects. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent birth defects throughout your reproductive life!
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
But it can interfere with fertility in several different ways.

In brief: No
But it can interfere with fertility in several different ways.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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