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Infection Of The Uterus In Children
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 more
Can an HSG or Femvue test in someone with high colonies of Group B Step lead to an infection of the uterus? Is it dangerous for baby to get pregnant?
Group B strep: Group B strep can be a normal bacteria that colonizes the vagina in about 20% of women. Typically one would not screen for GBS prior to an HSG. If a doctor already knew that a patient was colonized then it is reasonable to treat the GBS prior to doing the HSG. GBS positive women are treated during labor to prevent transmission during delivery ...Read more
Endometritis: Studies show endometritis moe likely after childbirth or C-section. Endometritis may occur after a pelvic procedure through the cervix such as a D&C, IUD placement, or endometrial biopsy. Signs and symptoms include supra public pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, fever, pain with bowel movement and other symptoms. Endometritis can happen at same time as other pelvic infections and must be treated. ...Read more
Pain: An infection in the uterus is called endometritis. Symptoms usually include lower abdominal or pelvic pain. Low-grade fever or vaginal discharge may also be other symptoms. Pain during intercourse may also be a clue. I would highly recommend you visiting your ob/gyn or primary care doctor. ...Read more
I don't have a infection but my uterus fills like its burning instead of cramping and pain it burns?
Internal exam: The list of possibilities here is rather long. You should get yourself to a healthcare provider and get a gynecological examination performed to rule out several different types of infections and other conditions that can cause your problem. ...Read more
Yes: Endometritus is an infection of the lining of the uterus, and it can occur without you having had a baby. Be seen to evaluate. ...Read more
Sister has uterus infection and says she may need an emergency DNC... What in the world does this mean and what's the cause?
DNC: Dilatation and curettage (D&C or DNC) means to dilate the entrance of the uterus and scrape the inside of the uterus and send the scraping for testing like looking for cells or futures for infection. This is a very common procedure and should not cause any problem ...Read more
Infection: Are you referring to a cervical infection? The type of infection (i.e. organism) would need to be known in order to develop a treatment plan. There isn't enough info here. Take here. ...Read more
Fever: And extreme pain and probably premature labor. ...Read more
My sis is 30have 4children she has infection in uterus she has gone through treatment but it occours again way medicine do u suggests for her?
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. ...Read more
Depends: Ampicillin in combination with some other antibiotics can be used for uterine infection. It is not the drug of choice. ...Read more
Worst case: If antibiotics for what is believed to be post partum infection of the uterus don't work, the symptoms being treated are either not from an infection, or there are bacteria present and/or the environment in the uterus is such that these antibiotics are not effective. The source of an infection needs to be removed, potentially by way of hysterectomy. ...Read more
Why am I still spotting and having cramps and nausea one week after ovulation? U/s shows fluid in uterus. No infection present.
Need more info: Usually fluid in the uterus implies blood. Not always, but often. If you aren't bleeding, then i'd wonder if you recently had a procedure that could have caused scarring of the cervical canal, preventing the blood/fluid from draining? Sometimes, ovulation isn't successful, and we get a persistent cyst that can be painful and leak fluid outside the uterus (they would have seen that on ultrasound). ...Read more
Smelly discharge: Yes you could have uterine infection. See your obstetrician. ...Read more
What could it mean that my removed iud (after 7mths) was found to have group b strep? Likely contamination or could I have an infection in my uterus?
IUD & Streptococcus: Streptococcus Group B can usually be found normally in the vagina. It can migrate up the IUD string and produce a Fallopian tube infection. If your MD has examined you and found that there isn't either a intra-uterine or tubal infection, then that is great. The IUD could have been contaminated at the time of tis' removal through the vagina if you don't have any evidence of infection. ...Read more
How long will it take for me to fall pregnant after a uterus infection which I had 3months ago. Or should I go and see a gynaecologist for a check up?
Should be quick: Probably should be able to get pregnant quickly but would see OB for evaluation. ...Read more
I have either blood clots or bits of product left over in my uterus, causing a serious infection, the dr doesn't know which why wouldn't they do a d&c?
Infection: No d;c in presence of infection as it can spread. ...Read more
I have a dark spot in my vagina, pain in my left uterus area & blood in my urine was found without infection. What may this be caused by?
What are symptoms of enlarged uterus? I am in menopause, and I have no bleeding just pressure and I just got checked for bladder infection and no
Pressure/pain: An enlarged uterus can cause pain and pressure in the pelvis. Your doctor can do a pelvic exam and possibly an ultrasound to see if your uterus is enlarged. If you are having any postmenopausal bleeding then you should be seen right away. There are other things such as colon problems that can cause pressure and you really need to be seen by your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more
Could I be colonized with group b strep in my uterus without having a serious infection? Not pregnant.
Common germ: An estimated 30-40% of women carry GBS intermittently through life in their genital tract. It is a benign gut germ and occasionally causes a UTI in women. It becomes an issue if a baby acquires the germ from mom before or during delivery and gets very sick from it. Except for that setting, it is just a common germ you ignore. ...Read more
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