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Repeated P.I.D

By Anonymous October 14, 2011 - 6:15pm
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I have been getting non-std related pelvic infections. this is my 3rd one in 5 months. The antibiotics don't work, and they make me sick. I take them for the full course and still get them. I don't know what to do, they're very painful, and i get extremely sick when i get them.
What do i do? What can be done about repeated pelvic inflammatory disease? I am 20, and I am sexually active. Have had dozens of std tests. doctors say its not std related and i dont have stds. My hormone levels are also off according to the blood tests. could it be related?
I don't know what to do.

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Hi again,
It really depends on the severity of the PID. I would certainly ask all these questions when you return to your doctors appointment as each women's body reacts differently. Please keep us updated though, I look forward to what your doctor explains about the chronic infections.

Your story will also help others. Good luck.


October 16, 2011 - 8:47am
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PID that becomes chronic may be because the infection has never really left the body. Go back to your physician or possibly get a second opinion. You are correct, that PID is usually associated with women who have just had a baby, had an abortion or a new sex partner. It is also associated with individuals who have STDs.

Since you do not seem to fall into these categories, you need to follow up with your physician immediately.

Can you keep us posted?


October 15, 2011 - 8:22am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I meant to ask, do repeated P.I.D infections affect fertility? I'd like to have children in a year or 2.

October 15, 2011 - 6:09pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I've been with my partner for years and neither of us have stds. the doctor said somthing about it being bacteria traveling up. I will keep you posted :). thank you!

October 15, 2011 - 10:14am
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