1 doctor weighed in:

Is it possible to have a PID for many years, more than 5, and not know?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: PID

Also called salpingitis can be acute or chronic.
Chronic PID is the permanent damage to the fallopian tubes from either acute PID or recurrent PID and often times results in fertility issues, increased ectopic pregnancies, pelvic adhesions and possible chronic pelvic pain. So yes you can have chronic salpingitis for 5 years. However, you would not likely have the fever and severe pain of acute

In brief: PID

Also called salpingitis can be acute or chronic.
Chronic PID is the permanent damage to the fallopian tubes from either acute PID or recurrent PID and often times results in fertility issues, increased ectopic pregnancies, pelvic adhesions and possible chronic pelvic pain. So yes you can have chronic salpingitis for 5 years. However, you would not likely have the fever and severe pain of acute
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors