Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

What is it?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female upper genital tract, including the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries.


How do I get it?

  • Most cases of PID are caused by an infection.Many different types of bacteria can cause PID, but most cases are the result of a Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea infection. (provide links)
  • In some cases, the cause of the infection that leads to PID is unknown. 

The symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) are fairly general, which means the condition can be difficult to diagnose. The signs include:

  • lower abdominal pain
  • Discomfort or pain during sex that is felt deep inside
  • Bleeding between periods and after sex
  • Unusual vaginal discharge, especially if it is yellow or green
  • Fever


Where can I get advice if I think I might have PID

  • Make an appointment with your GP or contact Grampian Sexual Health Services - call 0345 337 9900


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