What treatments are available for pelvic inflammatory disease?
Typically, PID can be treated with a series of oral antibiotics. However, in more serious cases, hospitalization may be necessary and in the most extreme cases, surgery may be necessary. The Numbers Don’t Lie: • An estimated 10,000 women are treated for PID as in-patients at Australian hospitals each year. • Another 20,000 to 30,000 women are treated as outpatients for PID. • In Australia, the average yearly cost for this disease is between 75 and 150 million dollars. • In 50% of PID cases, Chlamydia was the cause. • Gonorrhea accounts for almost 25% of the cases of PID. • 1 in 12 women who contract PID as a result of Chlamydia also contract salpingitis and become infertile. • 1 in 10 women who contract PID as a result of gonorrhea also contract salpingitis and become infertile.