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I tested negative on my STD testing, so how did i get the pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine

In brief: PID

While std's such as gonorrhea and chlamydia are often implicated in causing pelvic inflammatory disease, we are finding out that your normal vaginal flora may even play a role in causing pid.
It is best to base empiric treatment on clinical findings such as cervical motion tenderness or adnexal tenderness.

In brief: PID

While std's such as gonorrhea and chlamydia are often implicated in causing pelvic inflammatory disease, we are finding out that your normal vaginal flora may even play a role in causing pid.
It is best to base empiric treatment on clinical findings such as cervical motion tenderness or adnexal tenderness.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Some PID is caused by newly discovered STDs not detected by standard tests, esp. Mycoplasma genitalium. Some are due mostly to mostly normal vaginal bacteria and not related to sex at all. Having previous PID predisposes to new cases due mostly to vaginal bacteria.
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