Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (cont.)
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Surgery is not usually done to treat pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) unless it is needed to:
Surgery is sometimes used when a diagnosis is still unclear after other tests are done or when antibiotic treatment is not working. Diagnostic laparoscopy is usually used.
Procedures that may be used to diagnose and treat the complications of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) include:
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The need for surgical treatment of PID has decreased over the past several years because of earlier diagnosis and better antibiotic treatment.
Laparoscopy or laparotomy may be done for diagnosis of pelvic symptoms, and treatment can be done at the same time. Laparoscopy is used more often. Laparotomy typically requires a longer recovery period.
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