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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Disease:  PID - Pelvic inflammatory Disease

Test/Treat:

Scott County Health Department will test? no
Scott County Health Department will treat? no

What is it? How do I get it?

Bacterias - infection of uterus, tubes & ovaries - Sexually transmitted

Symptoms:

  • Painful lower abdomen (mild to severe)
  • Fever, nausea, vomiting, vaginal bleeding

What happens if not treated?

  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage - Premature labor and delivery

How can I protect myself?

  • Know symptoms - LOOK for symptoms
  • DON'T have sex if you have symptoms
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • Use a condom - EVERY TIME YOU HAVE SEX

What to do:

  • Take all medicine as directed
  • Tell your partners if you have a disease - they need treatment
  • Don't have sex until you call for your results and follow-up tests are negative

Links:

 

Keep in mind that…

  • STDs may be passed from person to person regardless of the presence of symptoms.
  • STDs may be passed through all forms of sexual contact (oral, anal, vaginal).
  • STDs if untreated may lead to more severe problems.
  • Alcohol and drugs decrease your ability to make good decisions regarding your sexual behavior.

 

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