As for all infections, the treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease includes killing the invading bacteria using antibiotics. Whether these are prescribed for you as oral tablets, or you are prompted to be admitted in the hospital to receive intravenous medication, will be determined by severity of infection. Circumstances where you may be asked to get admitted could be that you are pregnant, seriously ill, cannot take oral medication or are not responding to oral prescription. Surgery may also be required in some situations.
If you are sent home with an antibiotic regimen, make sure you take the complete course in a timely manner, even if you are relieved of your complaints after the first few days. This is crucial for your full recovery.
It is also important to note that once you are diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease, your partner should also be tested and treated. This is important as infections of the reproductive organs are easily transferred to partners during sexual intercourse.
For your own health and for the sake of your partner's health, it will be best to abstain from intercourse until you and your partner have been cleared of the infection. Ask your doctor about contraception and safely practicing intercourse. Our medical staff will be happy to discuss all options with you.