Pelvic inflammatory disease is a condition of inflammation of the female reproductive system. This system includes the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and the ovaries. It is normally associated with prolonged or frequent infections caused by sexual contact, such as Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is more common for people who are sexually active when they are younger (less than age 25), people who have multiple sexual partners, people who have partners with multiple sexual partners, and people with untreated STDs.
The problems caused by pelvic inflammatory disease vary. These may be abdominal pain, pain or bleeding during sex, bleeding between menstrual periods, discharge, or infertility.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is treatable. The outcome is favorable when the condition is treated early.