Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) »

… (the neck of the womb), Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can sometimes occur. A thick layer of mucous usually protects against infection entering the cervix.

Some procedures involve opening the cervix, for example having an intrauterine contraceptive (the coil) fitted or having a minor gynaecological operation. This can make women more prone to Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), especially if there is an infection already present in the vagina or cervix. However, Pelvic inflammatory …