Is it possible to get PID after an abortion?
Hello, I am 24 years old male. My girlfriend was diagnosed with PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) because of medical abortion according to the doctor as I was negative. A few days back when we confronted the symptoms to the doctor he said it’s a pelvic inflammatory disease. Is it possible to get PID after an abortion?
@russell Hello, Yes it is possible. Pelvic inflammatory disease is a term for a variety of infections affecting a woman's upper reproductive organs, including the uterus, the ovaries, and the two fallopian tubes that serve as passageways between the ovaries and the womb. PID occurs when disease-causing microorganisms in the lower genital tract rise through the opening in the cervix, which separates the uterus and the vagina. It occurs mostly after sexual intercourse with a partner who has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). PID can occur after a miscarriage, abortion, or any other procedure that opens the cervix or abdomen, allowing disease-causing germs easy entry to the reproductive organs. PID can spread beyond the reproductive tract, causing serious and potentially deadly complications. In such cases, antibiotics may help.