Pelvic inflammatory disease is a set of inflammatory processes that affect the area of the female genital tract such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or uterus.
The diagnosis of PID is not really necessary and it is primarily clinical. It will also be combined with other laboratory tests and more specialized tests. Therefore, some of the tests that are performed for diagnosis are:
- Pelvic examination to detect characteristic signs of this disease.
- Hemogram to see if there is an increase in the number of leukocytes.
- Ecography of the pelvis that allows differentiating PID from other pathologies such as appendicitis.
- Cell culture to confirm the presence of microorganisms in the cervix.
- Laparoscopy : it is the key test for diagnosis, although the risks and the cost of carrying it out must be assessed.
- Endometrial biopsy that allows to obtain a small sample of the endometrium.