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44 Cards in this Set

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an invasive surgical procedure performed on an outpatient basis to treat early-stage cervical cancer.
The highest incidence of gonorrhea occurs in
15- to 24-year-old
To combat _____, the physician may recommend that the client douche with a solution of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to 1 pint of water once or twice a day for 1 week
An inflammatory breast condition found more commonly in breast-feeding mothers
Another name for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), based on the part of the body that it affects
gential herpes
Common signs and symptoms of mastitis are
fever and malaise that accompany breast tenderness, pain, and redness
Untreated chlamydia can cause ____ in infected nonpregnant women
Gonrrhea infected pregnant women can transmit the microorganism to their ______.
infants during birth
_____ infection is known to increase the risk of cervical cancer.
Genital herpes
a result of other disorders such as endometriosis, displacement of the uterus, or fibroid uterine tumors.
Secondary dysmenorrhea
lower abdominal pain and cramping, which may become more severe with fatigue, cold, and tension.
symptoms of dysmenorrhea
Secondary amenorrhea occurs normally during
Oligomenorrhea is
infrequent menses
__________usually are caused by endocrine imbalances resulting from pituitary disorders or hypothyroidism, the stress response, or severely lean body mass.
Oligomenorrhea and amenorrhea
a disorder in which the ovaries cease to function in women younger than 40, some even early in their teens
Premature ovarian failure
excessive bleeding at the time of normal menstruation
vaginal bleeding at a time other than a menstrual period
The risks for heart disease and stroke increase with:
estrogen reduction
(discomfort during intercourse)
shows a decrease in estrogen production.
(Pap test)
estrogen alone is prescribed for women with _____.
no uterus
estrogen in small doses can help prevent osteoporosis and relieve menopausal symptoms such as
hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness
An abnormal vaginal discharge is the primary symptom of vaginal infection.The discharge often is accompanied by
itching, burning, redness, and swelling
Severe cervicitis sometimes causes a ______ in the pelvis
sensation of weight
Severe chronic cervicitis is treated by
(removal of the diseased portion of the cervical mucosa
inflammation of the fallopian tubes
inflammation of the ovaries
an infection of the pelvic organs other than the uterus
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Signs and symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease include:
infectious malodorous discharge, backache, severe or aching abdominal and pelvic pain, a bearing-down feeling, fever, dyspareunia, nausea and vomiting, menorrhagia, and dysmenorrhea
a type of septic shock is a life-threatening systemic reaction to the toxin
toxic shock syndrome
sudden onset of high fever, chills, tenderness or pain in the muscles, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hypotension, hyperemia of vaginal mucous membranes, disorientation, and headache
s/s of toxic shock syndrome
(increased redness and congestion)
a condition in which tissue that histologically and functionally resembles that of the endometrium is found outside the uterus.
removal of the uterus, both fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
ureterovaginal fistula
opening between the ureter and the vagina
The client reports that urine or stool leaks from the vagina, this may be evidenced by a
uretervaginal or rectalvaginal fistula
(inflammation of the bladder),
Symptoms of a uterovaginal prolapse include
backache, pelvic pain, fatigue, and a feeling that “something is dropping out,” especially when lifting a heavy object, coughing, or standing for prolonged periods
the second most frequent malignancy of the female reproductive system (breast cancer is first)
cervical cancer
—Removal of all reproductive organs, rectum, colon, bladder, distal ureters, iliac blood vessels, and pelvic lymph nodes and peritoneum
Pelvic exenteration
______ are noncancerous growths of solid tissue
Benign ovarian tumors
women that has not given birth
ascites, weight loss, severe pain, and gastrointestinal symptoms occur. A mass may be felt during a pelvic examination
Cancer of the ovary