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Question: was the rigt diagnosis made on P.I.D condition

 honeybun - Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:50 pm

i had an i.u.d inserted.3 weeks laer i had a check up done and was found to have profuse growth of E.Coli, i was given antibiotics to clear it up.later on i developed a lower right abdominal pain, i went back to the hospital 4weeks later and they did an ultrasound. i was diagnosed with mild P.I.D and given doxycycline 2x per day for 7 days, amoxycllin 1g 2x per day for 7 days and metronidazole 3x per day for 7 days. after completion the pain had subsided but was stil slightly there so i went to a gynae, an HVS was taken and culture done and was found t have moderate growth of E.Coli that was only susceptible on gentamycin and septrin, so i was on septrin 2x per day for 10 days. i finised and went back for a folllow up and another HVS test and culture is to be done but after i finish my of now the pain is rarely there. when i googled this P.I.D condition the treatment they say is supposed to be taken for 14days but i was given for days. i told my gynae but he said i was given the correct doseand il be fine. but am stil worried if m completely cured? or its stil silently there. plus does my boyfrind need treatment to prevent my reinfection?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:11 pm

User avatar Hello,
Your diagnosis sounds accurate to me. Antibiotics are generally used for 10 to 14 days; some for shorter duration. The important thing is to complete the prescribed dose. The 14 days would be a few extra for "good measure" but the 10 day treatment should be adequate. Some infections are resistant so it is important to return to the doctor if you have a recurrence of symptoms. That's about all you can do - watch and see - to know if the treatment is effective.

Your boyfriend should not require treatment.

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