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Q: can a woman who has had a hysterectomy get pid

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Merely Me, Health Guide
4/21/09 6:05pm



It seems that some women with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease may opt to get a hysterectomy to get rid of this disease. 


But here is what this women's health site has to say on this topic:


"A hysterectomy removes the uterus (womb) and usually the cervix. A hysterectomy may reduce pelvic pain, and is likely to get rid of PID, but there is no guarantee. If the infection or scarring is outside of the womb, for example, a hysterectomy will be of no use."


And too, here is some information about how some women continue to have pelvic pain after having a hysterectomy.


I do think this is a question best answered by your doctor or gynecologist. 


Hope this helps some.

Paul, Community Member
4/21/09 2:17pm


There is some information that a partial hysterectomy may still allow menstruation.


Information at this site states in part: "...For women who have not yet reached menopause, having a hysterectomy means that menstruation will no longer occur, nor will pregnancy be possible..."


You can go there and read a description of the type of hyseterectomies and other information.


If you are having any problems, or uncertainties you should contact a doctor.

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By sweetc, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/30/10, First Published: 04/18/09