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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

PID is an infection of your reproductive organs. This includes your ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix (lower area of your uterus), and vagina. The infection is caused by bacteria that are sexually transmitted, including gonorrhea and chlamydia. These bacteria spread from your vagina upward through your cervix. The infection may then spread to your uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries.

Female Reproductive System

What are the signs and symptoms of PID?

PID may cause mild signs and symptoms or none at all. You may have any of the following:

How is PID treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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What can I do to manage PID?

How can I decrease my risk for PID?

When should I call my doctor?

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