Many patients will have lower abdominal pain. Fever may be present. Purulent endocervical discharge may be noted on pelvic examination. Cervical motion tenderness is frequently present. Laboratory evaluation may reveal elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein. Microscopic evaluation of vaginal discharge may be helpful (many white blood cells on examination supports the diagnosis). Pelvic inflammatory disease increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
N70.91 – Salpingitis, unspecified
88157006 – Salpingitis