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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Directory

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. PID is caused by a complication of an STD and can cause great damage to the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other organs. Other causes include infectious complications associated with abortion, childbirth, and pelvic procedures. Symptoms include abdominal pain, irregular or painful periods, high fever, pain during sex, and more. Treatments for PID may include antibiotics, surgery, or other options. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how PID is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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