Though symptoms of PID can mirror other illnesses, if you suspect PID, you should seek prompt medical attention. Your doctor will likely perform some or all of the following procedures to determine if you have PID or something else:
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Yes and No. Gonorrhea is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
Bacterial. Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium.
Antibiotics. A single Cefixime, Ceftriaxone, or Cephalosporin.
Upto 1 week. One to two weeks can be needed for symptoms to fully disappear.
No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.
Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.