Antibiotics for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Why It Is Used
Antibiotics are used if you have one or more signs of PID and you are at risk for PID.
- There is recent onset of lower pelvic tenderness or pain, especially if it is on both sides.
- There is recent onset of pain or tenderness when the fallopian tubes or ovaries are touched or moved during examination.
- There is pain or tenderness when the cervix is moved during examination.
Not all women who have PID will have pelvic pain. This is why many experts say that women should be treated for PID if they are at risk for PID and have pain when the cervix is moved, especially if there is an abnormal cervical discharge.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 23, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology