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Cause Of Infection Of The Uterine Lining
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Uterine tenderness: Uterine tenderness is one of the most common symptoms. Obs use the term "tenderness" or "tender" to refer to discomfort or pain in the uterus, typically when pushing gently on the uterus. There can also be signs like a foul-smelling vaginal discharge, fever, etc. In cases of postpartum endometritis. ...Read more
Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause parotitis? Shall i stop taking them? 3 more tablets left - prescribed for bacterial infection of uteral lining
Usually bacteria: The lining of the uterus is a perfect substrate for bacteria to grow. In the lab they use blood agar to culture bacteria and the inside of the uterus is similar. Any bacteria that gets from the vagina into the uterus can begin to grow and set up an infection in the uterus. Frequently these are sexually transmitted but not always. Infection can also happen after a c/section or vaginal delivery. ...Read more
Dr. Is it possible that high doses of sythetic progestin for 2 months did not thin out my uterine lining but caused it to pass? (2cm long, 1.5cm thick)
I am 57 & postmenopausal for 6 yrs. I have had heavy spotting for 4 weeks. Had a tvu which found thick uterine lining, 22.7. Can polyps cause this?
Thin lining: At certain times of your cycle the lining is thin - immediately after your period. Estrogen thickens/ grows the uterine lining. A low amount of estrogen production will result in a thin lining. The most common thing that causes a thin lining in young women is hormonal contraceptives (pills, depo, mirena, (levonorgestrel) NuvaRing ). Here, it is normal and not an indication of any problem. ...Read more
What might cause a thickened uterine lining in a woman with premature ovarian failure vs. One in natural menopause?
I do not break down my uterine lining during menstruation. It painfully comes out in pieces (up to 1"x2"). It is not clotting. Potential causes?
Heavy menses: Everyone's bleeding pattern varies. Some women have very light bleeding or spotting while some have clots or strips like you describe. Those are all normal variables. ...Read more
What causes a cystic lining in the uterine wall? One dr said its pcos & another said it was adenomyosis. Are either accurate? Do i need a 3rd opinion?
Depends: The lining of the uterus is increased/thickened by estrogen. Pcos is a condition where pt's produce too much estrogen, and the lining can become overthickened causing heavy/irreg periods. Adenomyosis is more common in women who have had csections or are a little older. A cystic lining is concerning, and should be evaluated with biopsy or d;c to make sure there are no precancerous changes. ...Read more
I had a micro preemie at 24 weeks due to a uterine infection that caused preterm labor. How likely am i to have another preemie?
Varies: If it was truly due to an infection and that infection is treated and cured, you would be at no higher risk than usual.However, if there were other contributing circumstances, like early cervical shortening, any abnormalities of uterus, then the risk could be a lot higher. It's an excellent thing to talk to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist about and what you can do pre-pregnancy to prevent. ...Read more
Yes.: Intraamniotic infections can cause maternal sepsis (headache, weakness, fever, myalgias) and fetal tachycardia - they are even associated with adverse neurological outcomes such as cerebral palsy in rare occasions. Prompt diagnosis and treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics is likely to prevent major complications. ...Read more
No, it: Does not do that. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
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