Timely treatment of the bacterial infections that lead to PID can prevent most complications. If PID is allowed to progress, it can cause permanent scarring of the fallopian tubes, which can lead to:
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It is important that your sexual partners are tested and treated for any sexually transmitted diseases, as a re-infection could cause PID again.
Yes and No. Gonorrhea is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
Bacterial. Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium.
Antibiotics. A single Cefixime, Ceftriaxone, or Cephalosporin.
Upto 1 week. One to two weeks can be needed for symptoms to fully disappear.
No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.
Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.