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pelvic inflammatory disease p. 147
Actinomyces p. , 137
chlamydia p. 146, 180
Chlamydia trachomatis p. , 147
copper IUD p. 681
ectopic pregnancy p. 666
gonococci p. 140
gonorrhea p. 180
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.
Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID is an infection of the upper female reproductive system that can affect the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It is commonly caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, but can also be caused by other types of bacteria.
Symptoms of PID include lower abdominal pain, pelvic pain, fever, abnormal vaginal discharge, and dyspareunia (pain during intercourse). However, some women may have no symptoms at all. If left untreated, PID can cause serious complications such as infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and ectopic pregnancy. Treatment involves a combination of antibiotics to clear the infection and anti-inflammatory medication to reduce pain and inflammation.
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