What is the full form of PID
PID: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PID stands for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. It is an infection of the organs of the reproductive system in women. It infects female's reproductive organs like uterus, ovaries, cervix and fallopian tubes. It is generally caused by a bacteria associated with sexually transmitted infection (STI) like gonorrhea and chlamydia. PID can be caused by other bacteria found in the vagina. It occurs when bacteria spread from the vagina to the reproductive organs and is treated with antibiotics. PID is a very common medical condition as around 1 million women are diagnosed with PID every year.
People suffering from gonorrhea or Chlamydia have more chances of getting PID. Other factors that can cause this disease are as follow:
To diagnose the PID, your doctor may perform the following tests:
If not treated, it may cause scar tissue and fluid to collect in the fallopian tubes that may damage the reproductive organs and thus can cause infertility, ectopic pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain etc.