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Pelvic inflammatory disease

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Introduction
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female upper genital tract, including the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Causes of pelvic inflammatory disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) occurs when the female upper genital tract becomes infected.
Diagnosing pelvic inflammatory disease
There is no single test for diagnosing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Your doctor will diagnose PID based on your symptoms and an examination.
Treating pelvic inflammatory disease
If it's diagnosed at an early stage, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be treated quickly and effectively with antibiotics prescribed by your GP.
Complications of pelvic inflammatory disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can sometimes lead to serious and long-term problems, particularly if the condition is not treated promptly with antibiotics.
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