Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Treatment Overview
PID are cured with antibiotic therapy. Surgery is not
usually necessary to treat PID. But surgery may be needed to:
- Drain or remove a pocket of infection (abscess).
- Cut scar tissue (adhesions) that is causing pain. (Surgery to remove
adhesions from pelvic inflammatory disease has not been proved to relieve pain
unless adhesions are severe.5)
Exploratory surgery is sometimes used when a diagnosis is
still unclear after other tests are done or when antibiotic treatment is not
laparoscopy (which involves using a small lighted
viewing instrument) is usually used.
What to think about
To avoid reinfection, it is
critically important that you and your sex partner(s) be
After having PID, it's important that you have any
further pelvic symptoms checked promptly. Your doctor will want to examine you
for signs of another infection, possible pelvic organ damage (adhesions), and
other possible causes of your symptoms.