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Beside sti's, can pelvic inflammatory disease be acquired through any other means?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

The vagina provides exposure the outside environment through the cervix, fallopian tubes & out into the pelvis.
A reasonably common organism causing pid is e. Coli which resides in the rectum. Fecal material that is exposed to the vagina can infect with e. Coli traveling into the pelvis through the above route. There are other vaginal bacteria that can cause pid not related to stds.

In brief: Yes

The vagina provides exposure the outside environment through the cervix, fallopian tubes & out into the pelvis.
A reasonably common organism causing pid is e. Coli which resides in the rectum. Fecal material that is exposed to the vagina can infect with e. Coli traveling into the pelvis through the above route. There are other vaginal bacteria that can cause pid not related to stds.
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