Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Definition
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection of the female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. PID can cause scar tissue to form in the pelvis and fallopian tubes. This damage may result in infertility, a future tubal pregnancy, or chronic pelvic pain.
Female Reproductive Organs
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Last reviewedJuly 2013by Andrea Chisholm; Brian Randall, MD
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