Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
It is usually a complication of Chlamydia and gonorrhoea in women but may also be caused by bacterial vaginosis and other infections.
- The infection can spread to the reproductive system and surrounding area
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Long term pain
- Unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected person
- Intimate genital contact with an infected person
- Pain in your lower abdomen.
- Pain during sex
- Abnormal bleeding between periods
- Painful periods
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
(Source: Health Service Executive (HSE), 2007)