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.
Gonorrhea Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and is transmitted from person to person via the vaginal, oral, or anal sexual relations. Symptoms of gonorrhea in may be different in infants, men, and women. Treatment for gonorrhea is generally a class of antibiotics.
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