Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that occurs in the reproductive organs. The uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes or ovaries may be affected. Often called the silent epidemic, PID is common but frequently does not cause symptoms.
PID is most commonly caused by the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhoea. PID can also occur after a ruptured appendix or a bowel infection. Women aged 20 to 29 have the highest reported incidence of PID.
n many cases, pelvic inflammatory disease can occur with no signs, pains or symptoms.
When symptoms occur, they can include
Pain in the lower abdomen
If left untreated, PID can lead to long-term problems such as infertility or problems with pregnancy. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should seek medical attention.