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Describe what is an infection of the uterus.?

Describe what is an infection of the uterus.?

Infection: It is a bacterial or viral infection of the uterus. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: infection of the uterus?

What is the definition or description of: infection of the uterus?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Bacterial infection of the vagina?

What is the definition or description of: Bacterial infection of the vagina?

Bacteria causing inf: bacteria normally reside in vagina as resistence to infection goes down they can cause infection causing discharge, itch and odor very easy to treat ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infection of the uterine lining?

Endometritis: An infection of the uterine lining is called endometritis. If the infection involves the uterine wall it is call endomyometritis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infection of the back of the eye?

What is the definition or description of: infection of the back of the eye?

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 more

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What is the cause of a carbuncle in the vagina?

What is the cause of a carbuncle in the vagina?

Carbuncle in vagina: Carbuncle in vagina is caused by staph infection and is more common in diabetics but can happen without having diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

What is the cause of a sinus infection?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

What is the definition or description of: inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

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 more

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What is the cause of a yeast infection?

What is the cause of a yeast infection?

Fungus: A yeast infection is caused by fungus (often candida albicans) that multiplies in your mouth, your vagina, or your skin. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of a yeast infection?

What is the symptoms of a yeast infection?

Discharge: Primary complaints are itch, burning, and usually a thick white discharge. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a tipped uterus?

Tilted backward: I uterus can be in neutral position, tilted forward or tilted backward. I tipped uterus usually refers to a uterus tilted backward. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inflammation of lining of the heart?

What is the definition or description of: inflammation of lining of the heart?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: prolapse of the uterus?

What is the definition or description of: prolapse of the uterus?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Infection in the blood?

What is the definition or description of: Infection in the blood?

Blood infection: Septicemia / sepsis occurs when a serious infection has spread through the blood. It can cause organs to stop functioning and in some cases can lead to death. ...Read more

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What is the reason for the development of the vaginal superinfection?

What is the reason for the development of the vaginal superinfection?

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

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What is the cause of a pelvic tumor?

What is the cause of a pelvic tumor?

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 more

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more