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

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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