When infection to the lining of the uterus or endometrium occurs, we call it as endometritis. Such infections may happen to women who under go vaginal delivery or c- section. The common factors for uterus infection include water being broken for more than a day, extended physical labor, frequently undergoing vaginal examinations, placenta parts or membranes left in the uterus after a woman gives birth.
Women who are anemic also have a risk of getting uterus infection. But how does uterus get infection and what severe conditions make women to under go a surgery of removing uterus, are always haunting questions for every woman. The similar unanswered questions are clarified for me when I explored the following reasons for a woman to get uterus infection.
Sexually Transmitted Disease
Endometritis is caused by Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD. A woman may not be aware of endometritis till she develops chronic pain in pelvis or becomes a pregnant. Certain surgical procedures that women under go may also increase the risk of being positive for endometritis.
Uterus Infection Through Bacteria
Some times uterus infection can also occur due to bacteria which might have been acquired from hospitals or from the bacteria that a woman already possesses. Nevertheless, it is difficult to identify the real bacteria causing infection because of the tedious process of conducting a laboratory swab test to diagnose the inner part of the uterus.
When bacteria infects the fallopian tubes, it causes infection to the uterus, so the normal tissues can get scars thus blocking the usual passage of an egg which finally results in infertility for a woman.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID as it is most commonly known, is a form of uterus infection. Do you know that more than a million females are affected by PID in the United States per year. Any woman can get PID irrespective of whether she is pregnant or given birth. PID is basically an infection to a woman’s reproductive organs and this infection spreads across from the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and the structures surrounding there.
Most probably PID is caused by bacteria that gets transmitted through sexual intercourse. The common symptoms of PID are pain in the abdomen, back pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, heavy vaginal discharge, pulsating urination, painful sexual intercourse and fever with more than 38 degrees centigrade. These symptoms can become worse on the last day of menstrual period and also the days following menstrual cycle.
Tubo Ovarian Abscess
A major suspicion of PID is an abscess or a localized infection. A quite frequently seen disease of PID is Tubo Ovarian Abscess or TOA. When bacteria gets collected in the fallopian tube, such disease is termed as TOA. For this, surgery may not be needed. On an average 60 to 80% of TOAs can be resolved with the administration of antibiotics. If a patient does not respond in an appropriate manner with in 72 hours, then laproscopy may be done for removing the infection.
Pelvic Being Enlarged
When pelvic mass gets enlarged it indicates ruptured abscess. The unresolved abscess can be drained through CT or ultrasonographic guidance or laproscopy. The prime advantage of laproscopy lies in its direct visualization of the pelvis and with this the diagnosis of bacteria can be done accurately.
If the said symptoms persist on a longer term, it is imperative that women seek medical attention immediately. The individual may be admitted to hospital if the definite diagnosis of the female’s abdominal pain is not yet clear and also in situations where the symptoms of appendicitis cannot be ruled out.
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