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Hematometra: Hematometra is a collection of blood in the uterus. It is usually caused by a blockage or stenosis of the cervix. It can also happen after pregnancy, d and c, other cervical surgery or infection. Sometimes it requires surgery to drain the collection. It can cause pain, and sometimes can become infected. ...Read more
Blood trapped: Hematometra refers to menstrual blood trapped inside the womb, when the cervix is obstructed. This can happen after a woman had a ionization done on her cervix for an abnormal pap smear. The cervical canal can then get obstructed from scarring of the cervix. The narrowing may need to be reopened by dilatation in the OR under anesthesia. ...Read more
Maybe: Hematometra is a collection of blood in the uterine cavity that would make the endometrium appear irregular on ultrasound. If the blood will not pass, treatment such as hysteroscopy with D&C may be warranted to "clean out" the cavity and ascertain the cause of the hematometra if possible. ...Read more
I have a hematometra, what is the cause? Should I be worried as I am not able to see my gynaecologist for 2 months ?
Is hematometra a medical emergency in pre-menopausal women? Are there Any possible complications if left untreated?
Pain dictates Tx.: Hematometria is when the blood inside the uterus can't flow out vaginally, for some reason. It usually causes severe cramping and pain and this is typically what guides the timeline for intervention. It is possible for endometriosis and blood collection in the fallopian tubes to result if untreated for long periods of time. ...Read more