Endometritis is inflammation of the lining of the uterus that
usually occurs as a complication of an infection. Signs of endometritis include
fever, lower abdominal pain, and bleeding between menstrual periods.
Endometritis can be caused by an infection in a woman's uterus
related to childbirth or by an infection that spreads from another part of the
body, such as the vagina.
Treatment with antibiotics usually clears up the infection and
inflammation within a few days. Without treatment, the infection can spread to
the bloodstream and can cause serious illness.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Devika Singh, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
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