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pelvic in·flam·ma·to·ry dis·ease

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pelvic inflammatory disease, PIDnoun

    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

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  1. Pelvic inflammatory disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease is a term for inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries as it progresses to scar formation with adhesions to nearby tissues and organs. This can lead to infertility. PID is a vague term and can refer to viral, fungal, parasitic, though most often bacterial infections. PID should be classified by affected organs, the stage of the infection, and the organism causing it. Although a sexually transmitted infection is often the cause, many other routes are possible, including lymphatic, postpartum, postabortal or intrauterine device related, and hematogenous spread. Two thirds of patients with laparoscopic evidence of previous PID were not aware they had PID

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    A spectrum of inflammation involving the female upper genital tract and the supporting tissues. It is usually caused by an ascending infection of organisms from the endocervix. Infection may be confined to the uterus (ENDOMETRITIS), the FALLOPIAN TUBES; (SALPINGITIS); the ovaries (OOPHORITIS), the supporting ligaments (PARAMETRITIS), or may involve several of the above uterine appendages. Such inflammation can lead to functional impairment and infertility.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelvic inflammatory disease in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelvic inflammatory disease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pelvic inflammatory disease in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Dabney:

    The ones that we have on the market now are very, very safe; they are very different from the ones that came out in the ‘80s, [like] the DalkonShield that did have a high risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, one of the main differences was that it had a braded filament--a piece of string that hangs into the vagina-- and bacteria lived in the crevices in the string, which increased the risk of getting pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to scarring and blocked fallopian tubes. This caused a scare and caused companies to pull all IUDs [off the shelves] except for the copper IUD. But today, the string is much smoother so the bacteria can’t cling on as easily.

  2. Peter Greenhouse:

    The new guidelines will be helpful, but unless and until we get funds so we can regularly test for it, we'll be in the dark about which women with pelvic inflammatory disease have got it and about what their true risk of long term complications are, give us the tools, and we'll get on with the job.

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