Video: ❶ At A Gynecologist's Appointment: Endometritis
Endometritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the inner layer of the uterus - the endometrium. The uterine cavity is reliably protected from the penetration of various infections, however, under certain conditions - hormonal disorders, decreased immunity, non-observance of hygiene standards - infectious pathogens easily penetrate into the uterus and cause inflammation of the endometrium. Endometritis often develops after an abortion. If detected early, this female ailment is very easily cured. Location: Location:
Endometritis is a common inflammatory disease of the female genital area, in which the inner lining of the uterus suffers. Normally, the internal cavity of the uterus should be sterile. In the female body, there are several ways to protect against the entry of pathogenic microorganisms into the uterine cavity. The first barrier to infection will be the acidic vaginal environment, which destroys most of the pathogenic microflora. Then - cervical mucus of the uterus, which has powerful antibacterial properties. However, due to several factors, this protection is weakened.
Among the main causes of endometritis is a violation of the vaginal microflora. Any gynecological interventions can provoke an inflammatory process in the uterus: probing of the uterus, abortion, therapeutic and diagnostic curettage, hysteroscopy and even childbirth. In women with sufficiently deep postpartum ruptures, endometritis is diagnosed much more often. Among other reasons for the development of this female ailment is a decrease in general immunity, which makes the female body most at risk of infection.
In the course of the inflammation, chronic and acute endometritis is isolated. The latter most often occurs after abortion, diagnostic curettage, or unsuccessful childbirth. Its signs are chills, pain in the lower abdomen, especially after intimacy, increased heart rate, purulent discharge and bleeding from the vagina, high temperature. Chronic endometritis is often a consequence of an untreated acute form of endometritis. The main negative consequence of the chronic stage is miscarriage and infertility.
Endometritis treatment should always go under the supervision of a gynecologist. This ailment is well studied, and it can be dealt with in just 10 days of competent treatment. Some women try to cure the disease on their own, using publications on the Internet and the advice of faithful girlfriends. However, this only contributes to the further spread of the infection. If endometritis is started, inflammation can spread to the ovaries and tubes, which will provoke sepsis. The most dangerous complication of such inflammation can be adhesive disease.
To avoid the appearance of endometritis, you need to observe hygiene, prevent abortions, use condoms in case of casual relationships and go for preventive examinations to a gynecologist in a timely manner.