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how long does it take for PID to completly heal?

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hi m 25yr old married for abt 5 months...last month i had painful cramps after intercourse & 2 days after had fever..docs diagnosed me with PID & said i have some fluid in my peritonium...followed a course of antibiotics for 14 days along with IV antibiotics
in the next ultrasound fluid was still present..doc says the infection has subsided but fluid will take its own time to be absorbed & dispelled by the body..
my cramps have started again but they are not as painful like the initial ones but they go all the way to the anal area..
i have my next appointment with ultrasound in dec..till then i need to know how long does it take for PID to completly heal without damage & how long will it take for this fluid thing to go away
thanks & regards to all


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replied November 1st, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A28097
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If the symptoms are back and the fluid in the POD (pouch of Douglas) or perineum does not alter in volume (become less) then you should consider requesting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation (laparoscopy) to rule out chances of pelvic adhesions (due to severe PID) or endometriosis/adenomyosis being responsible for recurrence of symptoms. If the symptoms are persistent and cyclical, chances of endometriosis/adenomyosis and ovarian cysts cannot be ruled out completely. You might also consider taking a second opinion from another gynecologist (if symptoms are persistent) and proceed with further management as recommended. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any unusual/new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet & lifestyle.
Take care.



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