Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

What is PID?

PID is an infection of the uterus, falloppian tubes, and other reproductive organs. PID causes lower stomach pain and can be very damaging and harmful to the reproductive system. This can cause an ectopic pregnancy which is a pregnancy that happens somewhere outside the womb.


Symptoms can be from mild to very severe. Some symptoms of PID is lower stomach pain, an ectopic pregnancy, fever, not normal menstrual cycles, and pain in the upper right abdomen which is rare.


PID can be treated from various antibiotics and your doctor will determine which antibiotic is best for you.

Statistics

  • 750,000 women are diagnosed each year
  • 108 die each year
  • 9 per month
  • 2 per week