Skip to main content

Acute pelvic inflammatory disease

Published: 18/11/2016

This information is for you if you want to know more about acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It may also be helpful if you are a relative or friend of someone who has this condition.

It tells you about:

  • What PID is and what acute PID is
  • Causes and symptoms of acute PID
  • How PID it is diagnosed
  • What the treatment is
  • Follow-up after treatment
  • Possible long-term effects

This patient information leaflet is based on the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) 2011 publication UK National Guideline for the Management of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which contains a full list of the sources of evidence used.

Large print version of the leaflet

Download the acute pelvic inflammatory disease leaflet in large print

Give us your feedback

If you have recently read one of our leaflets, please give us feedback by completing this short questionnaire