What Are the Complications & Risks of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)?


Timely treatment of the bacterial infections that lead to PID can prevent most complications. If PID is allowed to progress, it can cause permanent scarring of the fallopian tubes, which can lead to:

  • Ectopic (tubal) pregnancies
  • Infertility
  • Persistent pelvic pain

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Partners and Re-infection

It is important that your sexual partners are tested and treated for any sexually transmitted diseases, as a re-infection could cause PID again.

Mark Riegel, MD
Mark Riegel, MD

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