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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)


Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually starts in the cervix and can infect the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries as well as the entire pelvic cavity. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, chills, headache, nausea and vomiting. It can also cause pain during urination and intercourse.


Acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a systemic contraindication for massage. Chronic PID may be appropriate for massage if it is being treated by a physician. No abdominal massage should be given.

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