How much do you know about endometritis?
Endometritis is an inflammation of the lining of the uterus. It is usually due to an infection.
As has been said above, infection is a general cause of endometritis. The possible infections include:
- sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia and gonorrhea
- infections resulting from the mixture of normal vaginal bacteria
- abdominal swelling
- abnormal vaginal bleeding
- abnormal vaginal discharge
- discomfort when having a bowel movement
- pain in the pelvis, lower abdominal area, or rectal area
- Antibiotics to treat the infection and prevent complications.
- Fluids through a vein (by IV)
Sexual partners may need to be treated if the condition is caused by a sexually transmitted infection.
Although endometritis is usually not life-threatening, but it’s important to get it treated as soon as possible.