Pelvic inflammatory disease

What is Pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease meaning A condition in which the female reproductive organs are inflamed. It may affect the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and certain ligaments. PID is usually caused by a bacterial infection. It may cause infertility and an increased risk of an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the fallopian tubes).

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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