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Pelvic inflammatory disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a general term covering infections of the upper genital tract in women, including endometriosis and salpingitis.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, known as PID for short, covers a variety of infections of the upper genital tract in women. It has different names depending on the site of infection; for example, it's called endometritis (not to be confused with endometriosis), when the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) is affected, salpingitis when the Fallopian tubes are involved, and, when the inflammation spreads inside the abdominal cavity surrounding the reproductive organs, it's called pelvic peritonitis. It is estimated that at least 1 woman in 10 in Canada have had at least 1 episode of PID in the course of her life. Untreated PID can result in ectopic pregnancy or tubal infertility.
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