PID Underlying Cause
Usually, pelvic inflammatory disease is caused by bacteria that are transmitted by sexual contact.
The most common bacteria that cause pelvic inflammatory disease include:
Pelvic inflammatory disease may also be caused by exposure to bacteria during another event, rather than by sexual contact.
Events that may cause pelvic inflammatory disease include:
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