Does PID make you infertile?

Women develop PID when certain bacteria, such as Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), move upward from a woman’s vagina or cervix into her reproductive organs. PID can lead to infertility and permanent damage of a woman’s reproductive organs.

How quickly does PID cause infertility?

About 12% of women suffer enough tubal damage from one episode of PID to become infertile. After three episodes of PID, the infertility rate reaches 50%.

Can you still get pregnant if you had PID?

It may be possible for women to become pregnant even if they’ve had pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), but there may be complications. If PID is diagnosed and treated early, women may have no problems becoming pregnant.

How likely is PID infertility?

Infertility—One in 10 women with PID becomes infertile. PID can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes. This scarring can block the tubes and prevent an egg from being fertilized. Ectopic pregnancy—Scarring from PID also can prevent a fertilized egg from moving into the uterus.

How do you know if PID cause infertility?

PID can make getting pregnant harder, and 1 in 10 women with the condition become infertile. Bacteria that makes its way into the fallopian tubes can lead to inflammation, which causes scar tissue to form. And that scar tissue can create blockages in the tubes that make it harder for the sperm and egg to meet.

Had chlamydia for 2 years can I still get pregnant?

Most women who have had chlamydia won’t have any difficulties conceiving that are related to the infection. There may be a greater chance of chlamydia affecting fertility if you have repeated infections or if it goes untreated and causes a condition called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).

How do I know if I have had PID?

Because PID often doesn’t have any obvious symptoms, it can go unrecognised by women and their doctors. When present, they can include lower abdominal or pelvic pain, discomfort during sex, pain whilst urinating, spotting between periods and abnormal vaginal discharge.

Can you have a baby with pelvic inflammatory disease?

However, though getting pregnant can be more difficult for women who have had PID, having a baby is not impossible. Many women with the condition are still able to have a baby through fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).