Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is an infection of the upper genital tract, including the womb, ovaries and connecting tubes.
Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease include pain in the tummy, pain when peeing and heavy or painful periods.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is treated with antibiotics.
Getting treated as soon as symptoms appear increases the chances of a full recovery.
Many cases of pelvic inflammatory disease are caused by a sexually transmitted infection, such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea.
You can reduce your risk of pelvic inflammatory disease by always using condoms with a new sexual partner.
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The Pelvic Pain Support Network is a registered charity. It is a patient led organisation with a board of trustees who are all patients or carers, and is run entirely by volunteers.
Pelvic Pain Support Network have an advisory panel of clinicians, researchers and health professionals who have an interest in pelvic pain from many areas of expertise and countries including Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom, America and New Zealand.
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