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How can Chronic Female Pelvic Pain be prevented?

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Early diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain may help prevent chronic female pelvic pain from developing.

One cause of chronic pelvic pain is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). You can greatly reduce your risk of PID by protecting yourself from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Practice safe sex or abstinence

Preventing an STD is easier than treating an infection after it occurs.

  • Talk with your partner about STDs before beginning a sexual relationship. Find out whether he or she is at risk for an STD. Remember that it is quite possible to be infected with an STD without knowing it. Some STDs, such as HIV, can take up to 6 months before they can be detected in the blood.
  • Be responsible.
    • Avoid sexual contact if you have symptoms of an STD or are being treated for an STD.
    • Avoid all sexual contact with anyone who has symptoms of an STD or who may have been exposed to an STD.
  • Don't have more than one sex partner at a time. Your risk for an STD increases if you have several sex partners at the same time.

Condom use reduces the risk of becoming infected with an STD, especially gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV. Condoms must be in place before beginning any sexual contact. Use condoms with a new partner every time you have sex, until you know from test results that he or she does not have an STD.

Abstaining from sexual contact is the only certain way to avoid exposure to STDs.

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