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Treatment for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) can be effectively treated with antibiotics, which are often prescribed immediately while waiting for lab results.

  • 28 Feb 2024
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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection in the female reproductive organs, usually resulting from sexually transmitted bacteria moving from the vagina to the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. If left untreated, early-stage pelvic inflammatory disease can cause serious long-term consequences. However, PID treatment, including antibiotics recommended by your doctor or a sexual health clinic, may be covered by health insurance.

What is the Treatment of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Prompt medical intervention can successfully treat the infection-causing PID. However, pelvic inflammatory disease treatment typically results in a permanent scar or reproductive tract damage. The treatment process primarily involves:

  1. Antibiotics

Medical professionals usually start antibiotic medication for PID treatment right away, frequently in combination, while waiting for the results of lab tests. The prescription may need to be changed depending on the pathogenic organisms. The effectiveness of the therapy is ensured by follow-up appointments within three days. Follow the antibiotic regimen to the end, even if your symptoms go away quickly.

  1. Treatment of Partners

Considering that some infected partners may not exhibit any symptoms, it is important to check and treat partners to prevent reinfection.

  1. Avoid Sexual Activity

To avoid more problems or the infection spreading, avoid engaging in sexual activity until after therapy is finished and all symptoms have subsided.

  1. Hospitalisation in Certain Situations

Hospitalisation may be required in cases of pregnancy, severe sickness, suspected abscess, or poor response to oral therapy. Patients admitted to hospitals may first take antibiotics through intravenous injection, and thereafter, receive antibiotics directly.

  1. Rare Surgical Operations

During surgery, it could be necessary to drain cysts that could burst or are in danger of bursting. Though surgery is rare, it may be required if antibiotics have failed or if the diagnosis of PID is unclear since the condition's normal symptoms are absent.

Conclusion

Early and thorough treatment is essential when the concern is pelvic inflammatory disease. This includes using antibiotics, including partners, and, if required, undergoing surgery or being admitted to the hospital. It is important to address PID early to prevent long-term reproductive health issues, even if health insurance plan frequently covers medication expenses. This highlights the need for affordable health services for complete PID treatment.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your general physician or another certified medical professional for any questions regarding a medical condition. Relying on any information provided in this blog is solely at your own risk, and ICICI Lombard is not responsible for any effects or consequences resulting from the use of the information shared.

 

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