Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Topic Guide
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of a woman's reproductive organs (cervicitis, salpingitis, endometritis, and peritonitis) is an STD caused by either the Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. Symptoms of PID include abdominal pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, heavy vaginal discharge, painful urination, or painful intercourse. Treatment is generally with antibiotics (oral or IV) or possibly surgery.
Adhesions (General and After Surgery) Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form over organs. Adhesions can occur in the abdomen, pelvic region, or around the heart. Adhesions generally do not cause symptoms; however, they may cause abdominal or pelvic pain, and shortness of breath. The only way to treat adhesions is surgery to free them.
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