What Is Endometritis?

Endometritis is an inflammation of the internal functional layer of the womb (endometrium) caused by an infection or STD. Because no infection should get into the womb and uterine tubes, it could cause sterility.  In most individuals, the uterine cavity is covered with endometrium which protects it from external infections by several protective systems such as acidic environment of the vagina which kills most bacteria, and the cervical mucus which contains antibodies called immunoglobulin.

How Did I Get An Endometritis Infection?

An infection can get into the womb mainly because of the disorder of the vagina microflora contents, general deterioration of the immunity system, dishormonal disorders, chronic stress, associated chronic diseases, vitamin deficiency, chronic intoxications etc. Such infections are chlamydia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, or mixtures of normal vaginal bacteria. Endometritis is more likely to occur after childbirth, miscarriage, or placement of an intrauterine device (IUD).  A more serious complication occur when injuries to the womb and neck of the womb in delivery and abortions have occured. Symptoms include heavy vaginal discharge, which may have an order, irregular vaginal bleeding, or pains in the abdomen.

How To Treat Endometritis?

Our physicians will perform a pelvic exam to take samples of your vagina and cervix to test for an infection. An ultrasound of the pelvis and biopsy will confirm. Due to the fact that most endometritis cases is caused by a microbe infection, the treatment includes oral antibiotics and bed rest. More complicated cases may require IV antibiotics to be given. Because endometritis can cause infertility if not treated, it is important that you receive an immediate and accurate diagnosis.