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Will pelvic inflammatory disease clear on its own?

Pelvic inflammatory disease will not clear on its own and if left untreated, complications can include: scarring of the reproductive system; abscesses, or the collection of infected fluid; fertility problems, and; ectopic pregnancies, which occur when a fertilized egg cannot travel down the fallopian tubes to the uterus. This can result in the embryo growing in the fallopian tubes and can cause the tube to rupture, requiring emergency surgery.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Vaginal discharge


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