What Is PID? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Which of the following may lead to the development of non-sexually transmitted pelvic inflammatory disease?

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1. A woman has been taking antibiotics for five days for pelvic inflammatory disease and is feeling much better. The pain has subsided, the unusual discharge has stopped, and her fever is gone. She was given 10 days of antibiotics to take. What should she do?

2. Potential long term complications of untreated pelvic inflammatory disease include:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the characteristics of PID. The quiz questions assess your knowledge of the causes of PID and what to do if there is a history of sexually transmitted infections.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Instructions for antibiotic treatment
  • What to do about a history of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Causes of PID
  • Long term complications of untreated PID
  • Causes of PID

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related PID lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of PID
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the long term complications that can arise if PID is untreated

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to this specific condition that affects women, read through the brief lesson called What is PID? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what PID is and what occurs if it is left untreated
  • Recall the causes of PID
  • Review the symptoms of PID such as painful sex, abdominal pain and bleeding between periods
  • Learn about the available treatment for PID such as antibiotics