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What is PID and why should I care?? According to the Mayo Clinic, PID, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, is an infection of one or more reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. PID is a common and serious complication that often occurs when an STD/STI goes untreated, especially gonorrhea and chlamydia. To help reduce your chances of getting PID it is important to get a free STI/STD test.
According to the CDC – You are more likely to get PID if you:
The only way to avoid STIs/STDs is not to have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
If you are sexually active, you can do the following things to lower your chances of getting PID:
PID can be treated once diagnosed, the earlier the better.
Treatment cannot repair any damage that has already been done and you are much more likely to get PID again if you get another STI/STD.
Some of the complications of PID are:
The risk of developing PID increases after an abortion, even a medical abortion. During an abortion, newly introduced bacteria or already existing bacteria can be pushed further up into your reproductive tract. IF you have untreated gonorrhea or chlamydia, you are up to 23% more likely to develop PID after an abortion. PID can be life-threatening or even fatal.
Do not risk your health. At Alcove Health Women’s Clinic, we care about you, your health, and your safety. We provide free gonorrhea and chlamydia testing for our pregnant clients. No matter what your pregnancy decision will be, your health is important to us. Call us at 757-591-8141 or click HERE to make an appointment for free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and STI testing.