If your infection was caused by an
STI, your sex partner(s) will also need to be treated so you don't get infected
again. Do not have sex until both of you have finished your medicine, and be
sure to follow up with your doctor to make certain that the treatment is
If you have a very bad case of PID or are pregnant and
infected, you may need to stay in the hospital and get antibiotics through a
vein (intravenous). Sometimes surgery is needed to drain a
pocket of infection, called an
Can you prevent PID?
Your risk of infertility
increases each time you have PID, so it is very important to prevent future
infections. Using a condom each time you have sex can reduce your chance of
getting an STI that could lead to PID.