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.
What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) affects about 5% of women in the United States. Find out about the symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treated, and ways you can protect yourself.
What Are the Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
Pelvic inflammatory disease can cause serious problems if it’s not treated. Find out about symptoms you should look for, when to call your doctor, and when to get emergency treatment.
How Do I Know If I have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
These symptoms and tests can help you find out whether you have pelvic inflammatory disease.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
If you've just been diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease, you may want to ask your doctor these questions formulated by the experts at WebMD.