Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

PID; Oophoritis; Salpingitis; Salpingo-oophoritis; Salpingo-peritonitis

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of a woman's womb (uterus), ovaries, or fallopian tubes.

Pelvic laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is performed when less-invasive surgery is desired. It is also called "band-aid" surgery because only small incisions need to be made to accommodate the small surgical instruments that are used to view the abdominal contents and perform the surgery.

Female reproductive anatomy

External structures of the female reproductive anatomy include the labium minora and majora, the vagina and the clitoris. Internal structures include the uterus, ovaries and cervix.

Endometritis

Endometritis is the inflammation and/or irritation of the endometrium. It is usually caused by an infection.

Uterus

The uterus is a hollow muscular organ located in the female pelvis between the bladder and rectum. The ovaries produce the eggs that travel through the fallopian tubes. Once the egg has left the ovary it can be fertilized and implant itself in the lining of the uterus. The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus prior to birth.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional

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