Quick Answer: How Do You Get PID?

How long does PID take to develop?

Some people may develop signs and symptoms of PID after a few weeks, and for others in can take months.

PID is usually diagnosed based on the symptoms a person is feeling (not how long their STI has been untreated).

The most common symptoms of PID are: Pain in the lower abdomen, usually on both sides..

Can you have PID for years without knowing?

PID is really common, and it’s easy to develop PID without knowing it. That’s why it’s so important to get tested for STDs and see a doctor if you notice any symptoms of PID.

Can you still get pregnant if you have PID?

Getting pregnant with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be challenging. However, women with the condition should not lose hope. With certain infertility treatments, women with PID can have the same chances of getting pregnant as those without the condition.

What causes PID when not an STD?

You can also get PID without having an STI. Normal bacteria in the vagina can travel into a woman’s reproductive organs and can sometimes cause PID. Sometimes the bacteria travel up to a woman’s reproductive organs because of douching.

Can PID be cured?

Can PID be cured? Yes, if PID is diagnosed early, it can be treated. However, treatment won’t undo any damage that has already happened to your reproductive system. The longer you wait to get treated, the more likely it is that you will have complications from PID.

Can PID go away on its own?

In some cases, PID resolves spontaneously. That means the inflammation goes away without medical treatment.

What does PID discharge look like?

But symptoms of PID can also start suddenly and quickly. They can include: Pain or tenderness in the stomach or lower abdomen (belly), the most common symptom. Abnormal vaginal discharge, usually yellow or green with an unusual odor.

Can I give PID to my boyfriend?

The bacteria that cause PID can spread through sexual contact. If you’re sexually active, your partner should also get treated for PID. Men may be silent carriers of bacteria that cause pelvic inflammatory disease. Your infection can recur if your partner doesn’t receive treatment.

How long does PID take to make you infertile?

PID can permanently scar and damage the fallopian tubes, causing blockage of the tubes. About 12% of women suffer enough tubal damage from one episode of PID to become infertile. After three episodes of PID, the infertility rate reaches 50%.

What happens if PID is left untreated?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman’s reproductive tract. It can affect the uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or the ovaries. Left untreated, chronic infection and infertility can develop. It is caused by bacteria, often the same type of bacteria that causes STDs.

What does PID pain feel like?

Lower Abdominal Pain Pain in the lower abdomen is the most common symptom of pelvic inflammatory disease. 2 The pain can feel like dull pressure or a more intense cramping-type pain. In chronic PID, the pain might be mild but is present all the time.

What happens if you have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more of the upper reproductive organs, including the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Untreated PID can cause scar tissue and pockets of infected fluid (abscesses) to develop in the reproductive tract, which can cause permanent damage.