If I have PID, what are my chances of ever getting pregnant?
PID is an infection that occurs in the pelvic organs of a woman. It is caused when an infection travels up from the vagina and is normally caused by an STI, like gonorrhea and chlamydia. The link of time that it takes to heal from one of these types of infections can vary from a few days to a few months.
Antibiotics are the normal cure for a PID and this is very important in order to heal the infection properly. If the PID goes untreated, many problems could surface. For example, women could develop chronic pelvic pain, infertility and may be at a higher risk to develop an ectopic pregnancy as well.
If you have had a PID, it is possible that your reproductive organs were damaged from it. The most common issue involved a blocked fallopian tube, but damage could occur to other parts of your reproductive organs as well.
The chances of becoming pregnant vary depending on the exact case and could vary from one woman to the next. In order to determine what your chances are for becoming pregnant, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor. When a couple is struggling to become pregnant, it is often suggested that they visit a doctor after a year of being unsuccessful. This is also the same for women with PID as well.
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