Pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, is an infection of the upper female reproductive system, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
It can cause a number of serious complications, including infertility.
The female reproductive system includes all of internal and external organs that help with reproduction.
The internal sex organs are the ovaries, which are the female gonads, the fallopian tubes, two muscular tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus, and the uterus, which is the strong muscular sack that a fetus can develop in.
The neck of the uterus is called the cervix, and it protrudes into the vagina.
At the opening of the vagina are the external sex organs, and these are usually just called the genitals and they’re in the vulva region.
They include the labia, the clitoris, and the mons pubis.
The vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes all have a mucosa, which is a layer of epithelial cells that lines the inside of these organs.
PID usually develops from a bacterial infection in the vagina or cervix which causes inflammation of this mucosal layer.