What Is PID?

By james
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Pelvic inflammatory disease is a potentially serious condition that affects women. Luckily, many cases of PID can be prevented through knowledge and protective measures.

1. What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease occurs when the reproductive organs of a female person develop inflammation and infection. Affected organs can include the cervix, uterus, Fallopian tubes, ovaries and the surrounding tissues.

It is important for cases to be identified and treated promptly to avoid complications. If recognized and treated, many cases can be resolved without long-term or permanent issues.


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