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Pelvic Inflammatory disease
An_258189 posted:
What are all the possible causes of Pelvic Inflammatory disease. I am a married mother of three, after 5 years with the same partner I contracted a PID. I had a clean pap smear a year before. I have not given birth, had an abortion or had an IUD implanted at any time. What are the chances that an STD or STI caused this?
If so, what is the normal or average incubation time from exposure to STD or STI till PID develops?
georgiagail responded:
While STD's such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most common reason for PID, other reasons can include any bacteria that can, somehow, manage to cross through the cervical opening and enter the uterus.

There is no "average" incubation time from exposure to development. A Pap smear in itself would not test for this; Pap smears only check for changes to cells on the surface of the cervix.


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