... usually, the PID is caused by and STD, well.. i have no STD's. the results came back negative. im only 15, i dont know what to think about this.. i was reading on some sites, & i read that i could become infertile, and might have an ectopic pregnancy. whats the chance of still having kids in the future if i get the 100% treated? please answer, im so scared
PID doesnt mean you will definitely become infertile. If they diagnose and treat you before it gets bad you will be fine. The problem is that some women let it go so long they get scar tissue from the infection. The more often a woman gets this infection, the greater her risk of becoming infertile. The risk doubles with each bout of the disease. Pelvic inflammatory disease usually develops in a two-stage process. First, the organisms infect the cervix (opening of the uterus). Then, in about 10% of women, the bacteria migrate up to the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries It doesnt have to come from STDs. It can come from any source of bacteria- tampons, fingers, if a Dr breaks sterile technique inserting an IUD-this can introduce infection. Did they tell you what kind of bacteria caused your infection? That can help you find the source of how you got it, for instance, if it was caused by E. Coli-E.Coli come from our digestive tract so you might need to step up hygiene in your genital/anal area, be sure that you wipe from front to back and never back to front etc. Getting prompt treatment and follow-up care can cure pelvic inflammatory disease and keep it from causing further problems. Follow your doctor's advice closely, finish all your medication and return to your doctor for all scheduled checkups. Dont be scared!
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