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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (cont.)

Follow-up for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Take all medications the health care practitioner prescribes. Symptoms may resolve before the infection is cured and the person may feel much better, but they should still finish taking all the antibiotics prescribed. Patients should follow-up with the doctor or in a clinic within 3 days to monitor improvement. Whether on oral or IV therapy, most individuals usually improve within 72 hours.

  • If symptoms worsen, even with treatment, prior to the 72-hour follow-up appointment, the individual should return to the doctor's office or hospital. Additional testing, treatments, and surgery may be required to effectively reduce symptoms and eliminate PID.
  • Patients should not have sexual activity until the infection is cured. Any sexual partners the patients have had within 2 months of becoming infected with PID should also be treated.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/9/2015

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