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What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease refers to a variety of infections of the female reproductive organs. Pelvic inflammatory ...more »

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Infection of the womb and fallopian tubes.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an acute or chronic inflammation in the pelvic cavity. It is most commonly caused by sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, that have ascended into the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries as a result of intercourse or childbirth, or of surgical procedures, including insertion of IUDs or abortion. PID may be either symptomatic or asymptomatic. It may cause infertility and it may raise the risk of ectopic pregnancy. PID is a disease associated with HIV infection.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: inflammation of the female pelvic organs (especially the Fallopian tubes) caused by infection by any of several microorganisms (chiefly gonococci and chlamydia); symptoms are abdominal pain and fever and foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Introduction

Types of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

Types of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

  • Acute PID - sudden onset acute form
  • Chronic PID - slower onset chronic form
  • Gonococcal PID - from gonorrhea
  • Chlamydial PID - from chlamydia
  • Atypical pelvic inflammatory disease - very mild symptoms; often from chlamydia.
  • Silent pelvic inflammatory disease - no symptoms; often from chlamydia.
  • Symptomatic pelvic inflammatory disease - has noticable symptoms.
  • more types...»

Broader types of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

How many people get Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Incidence (annual) of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: 1 million women have a PID episode each year (NIAID)
Incidence Rate of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Each year in the United States, more than 1 million women experience an episode of acute PID. More than 100,000 women become infertile each year as a result of PID, and a large proportion of the ectopic pregnancies occurring every year are due to the consequences of PID. (Source: excerpt from PID: DSTD) ... Each year in the United States, more than 1 million women experience an episode of acute PID, with the rate of infection highest among teenagers. (Source: excerpt from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Who gets Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Patient Profile for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Women only. Most common in teenagers; young women who are sexually active.

Gender Profile for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Women only.

How serious is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Complications of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: see complications of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Deaths for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: 108 deaths reported in USA 1999 for inflammation of female pelvic organs (NVSR Sep 2001)

What causes Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: see causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Cause of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Vaginal infection going back up the female sexual tract; often occurs during menstruation.
Causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: PID occurs when bacteria move upward from a woman's vagina or cervix into the internal reproductive organs. Sexually active women in their childbearing years are most at risk. Many different organisms can cause PID, but most cases are associated with gonorrhea and chlamydia, two very common bacterial STDs. It is estimated that 10% to 80% of women with either of these STDs will develop symptomatic PID. (Source: excerpt from PID: DSTD)
Risk factors for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: see risk factors for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

What are the symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: see symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Complications of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: see complications of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Can anyone else get Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Contagion of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Sexual activity; sexual intercourse, anal sex, oral sex.
More information: see contagiousness of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: see treatments for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Prevention of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: see prevention of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Research for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: see research for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Society issues for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Costs of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: estimated $7 billion in 1997 (NIAID)
Costs of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: In 1997 alone, an estimated $7 billion was spent on PID and its complications. (Source: excerpt from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Hospitalization statistics for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

  • 0.018% (2,271) of hospital consultant episodes were for salpingitis and oophoritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for salpingitis and oophoritis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for salpingitis and oophoritis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for salpingitis and oophoritis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for salpingitis and oophoritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for salpingitis and oophoritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

Organs and body systems related to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease include:

Name and Aliases of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Main name of condition: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Other names or spellings for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

PID, PID infection

PID, Salpingitis and oophoritis Source - Diseases Database

PID
Source - WordNet 2.1

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