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By Anonymous March 31, 2016 - 6:46am
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am 18 years and hv been diagnosed with pid,my parent 'er mad at me.they think am sexually active,funny enough am not.....the thought of sex freak me out....don't know wat to do.can some one please tell me if there is any other related disease that has d same symptoms as pid.Is there any other way a person can hv paid without sex.Though hv had a toilet disease twice,d first one my parent knew abt it d second one they did not.....I treated myself with antibiotics

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your questions about PID.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from your vagina to your uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries.

It can be caused by a number of bacteria but are most often caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia infections. These bacteria are usually acquired during unprotected sex.

Less commonly, bacteria may enter your reproductive tract anytime the normal barrier created by the cervix is disturbed. This can happen after intrauterine device (IUD) insertion, childbirth, miscarriage or abortion.

Anonymous, I am surprised that you have been diagnosed with PID, yet are not sexually active.
What symptoms are you having?

A number of factors may increase your risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, including:
being a sexually active woman younger than 25 years old
having multiple sexual partners
being in a sexual relationship with a person who has more than one sex partner
having sex without a condom
having had an IUD inserted recently
douching regularly, which upsets the balance of good versus harmful bacteria in the vagina and may mask symptoms that might otherwise cause you to seek early treatment
having a history of a sexually transmitted infection

You can learn more by visiting our PID page.


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