Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection in some or all of the female organs. PID can be in the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or the surrounding tissues inside the lower belly area (pelvis).

HOME CARE

  • If given, take your antibiotic medicine as told. Finish them even if you start to feel better.

  • Only take medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Do not have sex (intercourse) until treatment is done or as told by your doctor.

  • Tell your sex partner if you have PID. Your partner may need to be treated.

  • Keep all doctor visits.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You have a fever.

  • You have more belly (abdominal) or lower belly pain.

  • You have chills.

  • You have pain when you pee (urinate).

  • You are not better after 72 hours.

  • You have more fluid (discharge) coming from your vagina or fluid that is not normal.

  • You need pain medicine from your doctor.

  • You throw up (vomit).

  • You cannot take your medicines.

  • Your partner has a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.