Pelvic inflammatory disease


Overview of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the ovaries, uterus, and other female reproductive organs. Without adequate treatment, PID can cause infertility and chronic pelvic pain.

At Dignity Health, our skilled, caring team of gynecologists can help with everything from PID diagnosis to symptom relief. Find a Doctor near you and schedule an appointment with Dignity Health to get started on treating pelvic inflammatory disease in CA, NV, or AZ.

Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease

The signs and symptoms of this pelvic infection vary from woman to woman. Signs and symptoms of PID include:

  • Pain in your lower abdomen
  • Abnormal or foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Pain during sex
  • Painful urination
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea and vomiting

It is possible to have pelvic inflammatory disease without any obvious signs or symptoms. Schedule regular pelvic exams, and see your doctor if you experience anything unusual.