Pelvic inflammatory disease
If it's diagnosed at an early stage, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be treated easily and effectively with antibiotics.
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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 female reproductive system, which includes the womb, ovaries and connecting tubes.
Page last reviewed: 23/12/2021
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