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Describe What Is An Infection Of The Uterus
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
Endometritis: Endometritis is an infection in the uterus. It can be caused by many different types of bacteria. It usually presents with lower abdominal pain, abnormal foul smelling discharge, and fever. It can occur following pregnancy and is often seen in women who had a prolonged period of time of ruptured membranes prior to delivery. It is also seen in women remote from pregnancy. Treatment is antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection in eye: "infection in the back of the eye" probably refers to a bacterial infection internally within the eye, as opposed to an external infection such as "pink eye". This is also known as enophthalmitis. It can happen after penetrating eye trauma, after eye surgery, or even spread from infection within the body through the blood. Treatment is with internally injected antibiotics and sometimes surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colitis: Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine. It can be from parasites, bacteria, or other causes. Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that cause mild to fatal symptoms. Diverticulitis is inflammation of pouches that can occur in the large intestine usually seen with age. It is usually provoked by seeds entering the pouch and not being able to exit. Flagyl is an antibiotic commonly used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pericarditis: You are describing pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissue sac surrounding the heart. It typically causes pain in the chest and sometimes radiates to the side of the neck and back. It can be accompanied by fever, rapid heartbeat, a characteristic "rub" heard with a stethoscope, and characteristic abnormalities on an electrocardiogram. It can be caused by a virus, immune reaction or other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prolapse: When there is a weakening or tear in the support structures (ligaments) of the pelvis, the pelvic contents may fall lower in the pelvis or even begin to protrude through the vagina. This is known as prolapse. It can be very minor or very severe (the entire uterus and bladder protrude through the vaginal opening). ...Read more
Reduced protection: A superinfection is one that occurs as a result of, and in addition to, some initial infection. Some bacteria are present in the vagina but cannot cause an infection unless there is already a breakdown in your normal defenses, such as that when you develop some other infection. ...Read more
Tumour: Cancer/tumour is a disease of the cells in the body. There are many different types of cell in the body, and many different types of cancer which arise from different types of cell. The pelvic tumour can be a primary-- arising from pelvic structures like ovaries ,uterus etc. Secondary- from other sites like abdominal structures, lungs etc. Depending on the site of origin, causes are different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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