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Reproductive disease, PID,

Reproductive disease
reproductive disease as the chronic focus, create a patient educational plan that incorporates the following:
a. Describe the patient
1) Age
2) Gender
3) Social, family, and medical history as it relates to the disease process chosen
4) Educational background
5) Preferred method of learning
6) Needs assessment
b. An introduction to the disease process
c. Age and developmental issues
d. Impact on quality of life
e. The educational needs of the patient, and plan on how they can be met
f. The patient's perceived challenges
g. A summary of the process
h. At least five references

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
What is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection in the female reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries). Normally, the cervix (opening to the womb) prevents bacteria in the vagina from spreading up into these organs. However, if the cervix is exposed to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, it becomes infected. This can allow bacteria to travel up into the internal organs, making them inflamed and infected. If this occurs, the woman's fallopian tubes may be damaged, making it difficult for her to become pregnant.
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How does a woman get PID?
There are several ways women can get PID. The most common way is by having sex with a person who has gonorrhea or chlamydia. These diseases are carried in the semen and other body fluids of infected people. During sexual contact, the germs spread to the woman's cervix. The germs can also infect the glands at the opening of the vagina, the urethra (passageway for urine) or the anus.

Sometimes women get PID without being exposed to gonorrhea or chlamydia. In these cases, doctors aren't sure why the bacteria in the vagina spread into the uterus, fallopian tubes and abdomen, causing PID.

PID can also occur if bacteria infect your internal ...

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
What is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection in the female reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries). Normally, the cervix (opening to the womb) prevents bacteria in the vagina from spreading up into these organs. However, if the cervix is exposed to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, it becomes infected. This can allow bacteria to travel up into the internal organs, making them inflamed and infected. If this occurs, the woman's fallopian tubes may be damaged, making it difficult for her to become pregnant.
Return to top

How does a woman get PID?
There are several ways women can get PID. The most common way is by having sex with a person who has gonorrhea or chlamydia. These diseases are carried in the semen and other body fluids of infected people. During sexual contact, the germs spread to the woman's cervix. The germs can also infect the glands at the opening of the vagina, the urethra (passageway for urine) or the anus.

Sometimes women get PID without being exposed to gonorrhea or chlamydia. In these cases, doctors aren't sure why the bacteria in the vagina spread into the uterus, fallopian tubes and abdomen, causing PID.

PID can also occur if bacteria infect your internal organs as a result of giving birth, or having a miscarriage, an abortion or a procedure to take a sample from the inside of the womb for laboratory testing. Sometimes PID can occur after the cervix is treated because of an abnormal Pap smear or after the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD). However, this isn't common.

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