Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
(PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease facts*

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  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman's pelvic organs including the uterus (womb), Fallopian tubes (tubes), ovaries, and cervix.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease  develops as the result of spread of a sexually transmitted disease.
  • Most cases of pelvic inflammatory disease  are caused by gonorrhea and/or Chlamydia.
  • Young, sexually active women with multiple sex partners are at greatest risk for pelvic inflammatory disease .
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease  many not produce any symptoms. In other cases it can cause fever, abdominal or pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, painful urination, or painful sexual intercourse.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease  is treated with antibiotics.
  • Complications of untreated pelvic inflammatory disease  can include scarring of the pelvic organs and infertility.

What is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman's pelvic organs. The pelvic organs include the uterus (womb), fallopian (fuh-LOH-pee-uhn) tubes (tubes), ovaries, and cervix.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/16/2012

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