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Pelvic inflammatory disease is a type of infection that affects a woman’s reproductive organs, including the uterus, the ovaries, and the two fallopian tubes. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in pregnancy can result in various complications like ectopic pregnancies, premature births, stillbirths, etc. Ectopic pregnancies can rupture the fallopian tubes resulting in internal bleeding and may even cause death.
As soon as a woman is diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), it needs to be treated with proper medicine and care such as antibiotics. Two or more types of antibiotics may be given at the same time by your doctor as needed. Learn more about PID treatment.
PID can lead to infertility because of the bacterial infection that damages the fallopian tubes and obstructs eggs as they attempt to travel through the fallopian tubes for fertilization. If a woman has untreated PID for a longer time, it is likely that she will experience fertility complications.
PID is a common infection and more than one million women in the United States experience it annually. Common early signs of pelvic inflammatory disease are pain, odorous vaginal discharge, high fever, painful sexual intercourse, etc.