Pelvic inflammatory disease

Specialty of Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection that affects the upper part of the internal female reproductive system: uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is caused by the ascent of bacteria from the vagina to the cervix, which is transmitted sexually during childbirth or an abortion. The main symptom is abdominal pain, and can also manifest through long and painful periods, fever, pelvic pain, nausea or vomiting.

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