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How common is it for somebody to get pelvic inflammatory disease?

PID part 1. Younger, sexually active women who have many different sexual partners and do not use barrier protection are at higher risk for pid. Many bacteria are causative, & pid can be asymptomatic or severely painful, mimicking appendicitis. Incidence is not clearly known but guessed to be about 1% of women of child bearing age. The picture is how pid looks inside the pelvis in a very severe case. Read more...
PID part 2. Pid is really an std. All the organisms that cause pid are std's. Therefore, protection against std is the best prevention from acquiring pid. Read more...

Do a lot of people get pelvic inflammatory disease?

Many. 1% of child bearing aged women get pid to the best of our reckoning. Many cases go unreported, particularly in developing countries. Pid is really a form of an std. Symptoms can be mild or severe, mimicking appendicitis. Young women who have multiple sex partners and don't use barrier protection are much more likely to get pid. Read more...

Can I get pelvic inflammatory disease as a complication from a miscarriage?

Not necessarily. Miscarriages may occur spontaneously where tissue is passed without medication or surgery to help. A D&C may be needed after the diagnosis of miscarriage has been made. In either case PID is not often seen. If may be seen if there was an infection or std present prior to or in early pregnancy. Read more...
Possible if an STD. or infection was present before the misarriage. Read more...

If I had previous history of pelvic inflammatory disease, am I likely to get it again?

Maybe. The physical barrier disruption caused by severe PID can increase your risk of getting it again. Read more...
Yes, unless . The risk is established. Other than abstinence, practicing safe sex is the best way to prevent another episode of pid. Read more...

If you get treated for pelvic inflammatory disease could your partner use the same pills as while?

Partner treatment. if you get diagnosed with a pelvic infection, it is likely that your partner gave you the infection and you should both be treated with the same medications for chlamydia and gonorrhea.abstain or use condoms until you are both fully treated. Read more...

How can I get tested for pelvic inflammatory disease --just go to er?

Yes, but. Yes you can go to an er, but unless you feel very sick this is a time-consuming and very expensive way to do it. If you are not acutely ill (fever, chills, severe pain) a doctor's office visit is a better choice. I'll also say, with no offense at all to any er doctor, that pid is also very often over-diagnosed in the er setting. Read more...