Pelvic inflammatory disease

/ˈpelvik inˈflaməˌtôrē dəˈzēz/

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Coined by doctor Sarah Marshall


An infection of the female upper genital tract, including the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. The conditon is pretty common, and causes mild symptoms such as fever, pelvic pain, dicomfort during intercourse, post-coital bleeding or bleeding inbetween periods, heavy or painful periods, and unusual vaginal discharge.


  1. There is an established link between a woman's microbiome and PID.

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