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When am I more likely to get pelvic inflammatory disease(PID)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

You are more likely to get pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if you:

Have had an sexually transmitted infection (STI)Are under 25 and are having sexHave more than one sex partnerDouche. Douching can push germs into the womb, ovaries, and tubes, causing infection. Douching can also hide the signs of an infection.Have an intrauterine device (IUD). You're less likely to get PID if you're tested and treated for any infections before getting an IUD.

This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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