Definition of pelvic inflammatory disease in English:

pelvic inflammatory disease

(also PID)


mass noun
  • Inflammation of the female genital tract, accompanied by fever and lower abdominal pain.

    • ‘Coils, as they are commonly known, are not usually recommended for women who have never been pregnant, as they are more difficult to insert and the slightly increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease may impair future fertility.’
    • ‘By contrast, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and pelvic inflammatory disease could be acquired only through sex with men.’
    • ‘Several case studies and one randomised controlled trial have shown that screening significantly reduces the prevalence of genital tract infections and pelvic inflammatory disease in women.’
    • ‘It is important to receive treatment for gonorrhoea as quickly as possible, as the disease can cause complications and serious health problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease if it is left untreated.’
    • ‘Untreated, chlamydia can spread to the upper genital tract (uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries), resulting in pelvic inflammatory disease.’
    • ‘This can lead to the development of endometritis or pelvic inflammatory disease.’
    • ‘These include conditions such as acute pelvic inflammatory disease, cancers of the female reproductive organs, and procedures such as sterilisation and abortion.’
    • ‘But it may help us understand the role bacterial vaginosis can play in pelvic inflammatory disease and uterine infections.’
    • ‘Similar inflammation of the female reproductive tract called pelvic inflammatory disease may develop in untreated cases likewise leading to infertility.’
    • ‘We looked at hospital admissions data for congenital and acquired syphilis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and ectopic pregnancy.’
    • ‘But, left untreated, the infection can cause miscarriages, premature labour and pelvic inflammatory disease.’
    • ‘Meckel's diverticulum, cecal diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, and endometriosis can cause false-positive ultrasound results.’
    • ‘This combination product is indicated for treatment of moderate to severe infections such as appendicitis, skin and skin structure infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, and pneumonia.’
    • ‘For women, pain in this area may also indicate a urinary tract infection or pelvic inflammatory disease.’
    • ‘There is also a 10% risk of ectopic pregnancy after clinical pelvic inflammatory disease.’
    • ‘Although chlamydial infection is asymptomatic in the majority of women, it is the leading cause of pelvic inflammatory disease in the United States.’
    • ‘Infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.’
    • ‘An example of this is chlamydia, which, if left untreated, can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.’
    • ‘Endometritis and salpingitis are thought to be components of pelvic inflammatory disease.’
    • ‘This can cause serious health problems in later life, such as pelvic inflammatory disease.’