What Problems Could Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cause?
Recurrent episodes of PID can result in scarring of the fallopian tubes, which can lead to infertility, ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, or chronic pelvic pain. Infertility occurs in about one in eight women who have PID.
Can Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Be Prevented?
PID is completely preventable. The number one cause of PID is untreated STDs (also called STIs, sexually transmitted infections). Steps you can take to prevent PID include: