Pelvic inflammatory disease (often abbreviated as PID) is a result of untreated infections, most commonly chlamydia and gonorrhea. It most commonly appears as an infection of the fallopian tubes (salpingitis) or the lining of the uterus (endometritis) and can cause extensive pelvic scarring. It can lead to such complications as infertility, higher risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain.
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eMedicine Health - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Consumer health resource center providing information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.
Fact Sheet: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Information about PID from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Medinfo: Pelvic inflammatory disease
Easy to understand information for patients on Pelvic inflammatory disease, a long lasting (chronic) infection affecting the womb (uterus), the tubes which deliver eggs to the womb (fallopian tubes) and the nearby structures in the lower abdomen.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Causes, testing, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of pelvic inflammatory disease.
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