PID; Oophoritis; Salpingitis; Salpingo-oophoritis; Salpingo-peritonitis
Definition of Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Pelvic inflammatory disease is a general term for infection of the uterus lining, fallopian tubes, or ovaries.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Most cases of pelvic inflammatory disease are caused by bacteria that move from the vagina or cervix into the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, or pelvis.
The most common symptoms of PID include:
Signs and tests
You may have a fever and . A pelvic examination may show:
Your doctor will often start you on antibiotics while waiting for your test results.
Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Facility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 9/2/2009