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… Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can sometimes cause the fallopian tubes to become inflamed and swollen. This can lead to them getting blocked or damaged which may prevent passage of an egg from the ovary (where the eggs are stored) to the womb. Or there can be a risk of ectopic pregnancy (fertilised eggs developing in the fallopian tube).

It is important to put this risk into perspective. One episode has a low risk of infertility but the risk …