Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Also called salpingitis, the term is applied to infections of the fallopian tubes that follow or are concurrent with uterine and cervical infections. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are the most common organisms, and the infection is usually begun through sexual contact; an IUD can induce inflammation sufficient to allow an endogenous organism to start the infection. PID after birth, on the other hand, is usually the result of staph or strep infections that can infect injured membranes.

Inflammation of the female pelvic organs, usually caused by bacteria.

Inflammation of the pelvic organs following infection of the urethra or vagina by gonococcus or other organisms. These migrate to infect the cervix, uterus, or fallopian tubes, and other tissues in the abdominal cavity.

An inflammation of a woman’s reproductive organs in the pelvic area, which can cause infertility.

Infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and adjoining structures caused by infectious agents spreading upward in the female reproductive tract, producing fever, chills, vaginal discharge, dysuria, and dyspareunia; common infectious agents are Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea, and Escherichia coli.

Infection of the structures of a woman’s genital tract, primarily the fallopian tubes. PID generally occurs in sexually active younger women as a result of sexually transmitted diseases. It may sometimes occur after childbirth or abortion.

An infection in women’ that has spread to the internal reproductive organs, usually as a result of an untreated sexually transmitted disease (STD), most commonly gonorrhea and chlamydia. Even if these infections do not produce any symptoms, the bacteria that cause them can travel to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, resulting in PID. Scarring of tissues inside the fallopian tubes can damage the tubes or block them completely, resulting in infertility. Pelvic inflammatory disease is currently the most common preventable cause of infertility in women in the United States.

An infection of the endometrium (membraneous lining) of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent structures caused by the ascent of micro-organisms from the vulva and vagina. Around 100,000 women develop PID each year in the UK; most of those affected are under 25 years of age. Infection is commonly associated with sexual intercourse; Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are the most common pathogens. Although these bacteria initiate PID, opportunistic bacteria such as streptococcus and bacteroides often replace them.

Infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and adjacent pelvic structures that is not associated with surgery or pregnancy. PID usually is caused by an ascending infection in which disease-producing germs spread from the vagina and cervix to the upper portions of the female reproductive tract.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammation of the sexual organs that may cause fever and pain in the lower abdomen and scarring and blockage of the fallopian tubes and leave a woman unable to bear children. PID sometimes results from an untreated infection of chlamydia or gonorrhea.

An inflammation of the upper female reproductive tract that is caused by the migration of a bacterial infection from the vagina.

A serious infection of a woman’s reproductive organs that can result in infertility.

Chronic condition of infection in the uterus, fallopian tubes, and upper reproductive areas; the leading cause of infertility in women.

An inflammatory condition affecting the female reproductive tract, triggered by various microorganisms. Common indications encompass intense abdominal discomfort, elevated body temperature, and discharge from the vagina. In severe instances, infertility may arise. This condition is also referred to as PID.

The inflammation of a woman’s internal reproductive organs is referred to as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which typically stems from an infection. This condition is more prevalent among sexually active young women. PID often results in lower abdominal pain in women. Nevertheless, in certain instances, symptoms might not be evident, and those affected might remain unaware of the condition until a fertility evaluation is conducted.

The origins of pelvic inflammatory disease might not be evident, yet it frequently arises due to a sexually transmitted infection, like chlamydial infection. Additionally, occurrences after a miscarriage, induced abortion, or childbirth are possible. The utilization of an IUD enhances the susceptibility to infection, especially in the immediate period after device insertion.

Frequent indications of PID encompass discomfort and sensitivity in the lower abdomen, elevated body temperature, and irregular menstrual cycles. Additionally, a copious vaginal discharge composed of blood and/or pus might be present. Pain frequently emerges following menstruation and can intensify during sexual intercourse. Other potential symptoms encompass fatigue, vomiting, or back pain. PID can manifest either as an acute or a chronic condition.

Typically, diagnosis involves an internal pelvic examination and the analysis of swabs taken from the vagina or cervix to identify infectious agents. The diagnosis can be affirmed through laparoscopy, a procedure that employs a visualizing instrument to examine the abdominal cavity.

Antibiotic medications are recommended to eradicate the infection, and on occasion, analgesic medications (pain relievers) might be administered. If an IUD is believed to be the source of PID, the device may require removal.

When PID is identified and promptly treated, complete recovery for the patient is likely. Nonetheless, certain impacted women might experience recurrent episodes, with or without reinfection. There is also a possibility of developing a pelvic abscess as a complication. PID could result in infertility or an elevated risk of ectopic pregnancy. This is mainly attributed to the scarring of the fallopian tubes, which hampers the passage of eggs from the tubes to the uterus.