If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you should see your health care provider:
Given the long-term complications PID can cause, such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy, it is recommended that you seek immediate medical attention if you have any of these symptoms:
Adult women with PID are either closely monitored or admitted to the hospital. More aggressive treatment may take place in the hospital for adolescents, who are at a much higher risk of not following treatment plans and of having complications.
You may be admitted to the hospital if any of the following are true:
medications your health care provider prescribes. Your symptoms may go away before the infection is cured and you may feel much better, but finish taking all the antibiotics prescribed for you. Follow up with your doctor or in a clinic within 3 days to monitor improvement. Whether on oral or IV therapy, you usually improve within 72 hours.
If you are diagnosed and treated early, your outcome is good. The outcome may not be as good if you wait too long before treatment and/or engage in unsafe sexual practices. Complications can occur:
If you have PID, you are at increased risk of getting PID again. As many as one third of women who have had PID will have the disease at least one more time. With each case, your risk of becoming infertile is increased.
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