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What is endometritis? This type of infection is an irritation or inflammation of the lining of woman’s uterus. Commonly known as the endometrium. 

It’s usually caused by various infections found in the vagina. The different infections are chlamydia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and the regular bacteria found in the vagina region. The combination of these infections causes it. 

What Causes Endometritis

The leading causes are by infection such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and other bacteria are found in the vagina.  

All of these infections mixed with the vagina bacteria causes infections.  

These Infections Are Caused By Any of The Following Reason

These infections are caused by any of the following reasons:

  1. Amniotic Fluid
  2. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  3. Retained Tissues
  4. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  5. Bacteria
  6. Infectious Condition

What Are The Risk Factors of Pregnancy Related Endometritis?

There are many risk factors here are some of the most common ones:

  1. C-section
  2. Anemia
  3. Infection
  4. Procedures
  5. Prolonged labor
  6. Steroid Medicine

What are the signs and symptoms of endometritis?

The typical signs and symptoms are the following:

  1. Fever
  2. Abnormal bleeding from the vagina
  3. Pain during intercourse
  4. Feeling of sickness
  5. Pain in the pelvis
  6. Constipation
  7. Vaginal discharge
  8. Smell of vagina
  9. Pain in your lower abdomen or perineum

HowTo Prevent Obstetric Endometritis

There are a couple of things you can do to prevent obstetric endometritis.

  1. During delivery of the baby making sure your doctor uses sterilized equipment. Make sure to always ask your doctors questions about the delivery to ensure everything is done correctly.
  2. Make sure your taking any antibiotics recommended by your doctor.

Endometritis Diagnosis

There are several examinations that will diagnose the infection:

  1. CT scans
  2. Hysteroscopy
  3. Tissue biopsy
  4. Vaginal ultrasounds
  5. Blood test
  6. Vaginal discharge samples for testing

Endometritis Differential Diagnosis

The differential diagnosis are:

  1. Appendicitis
  2. Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection
  3. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Endometritis Treatment

After the doctor completes all the necessary examinations and your diagnose comes back, the next steps would be to take your medication. The doctors usually prescribe antibiotics. 

Severe Endometritis Treatment

The treatments for the infection are the following:

  1. Pain medications
  2. Hormone therapy
  3. Surgical treatment

Tips For Managing Endometritis At Home

 There are a couple of things you can do to manage the infection at home. 

  1. Make sure to get plenty of rest at home. Get your 8 hours of sleep daily. 
  2. Stay hydrated and drink lots of fluid.

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