Pelvic inflammatory disease
There's no single test for diagnosing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It's diagnosed based on your symptoms and a gynaecological examination.
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Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease include pain in the tummy, pain when peeing and heavy or painful periods.
Many cases of pelvic inflammatory disease are caused by a sexually transmitted infection, such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is treated with antibiotics. Getting treated as soon as symptoms appear increases the chances of a full recovery.
You can reduce your risk of pelvic inflammatory disease by always using condoms with a new sexual partner.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the upper genital tract, including the womb, ovaries and connecting tubes.
Page last reviewed: 06/08/2018
Next review due: 06/08/2021