A 47-year-old member asked:
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what is the treatment for infection of the uterine lining after childbirth?

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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If there is tissue remaining in the uterus a dilation and curettage may be needed. Other than that the mainstay to treatment would be antibiotics of course. The type and route of antibiotics would depend upon specifics of the situation.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
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Blood tests/biopsy: First with be a history and physical exam and then possibly blood tests. Also a biopsy of the uterine lining may be needed.
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Dr. William Boelter
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Up to her and doctor: What type of infection? How long has been the treatment? What antibiotics? Unable to even give you a intellegent answer about this. Sorry.

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