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What are the symptoms associated with an infection of the uterine lining after childbirth?

What are the symptoms associated with an infection of the uterine lining after childbirth?

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.

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What is the treatment for infection of the uterine lining after childbirth?

What is the treatment for infection of the uterine lining after childbirth?

Depends: If there is tissue remaining in the uterus a dilation and curettage may be needed. Other than that the mainstay to treatment would be antibiotics of course. The type and route of antibiotics would depend upon specifics of the situation.

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What are the tests for infection of the uterine lining?

What are the tests for infection of the uterine lining?

Blood tests/biopsy: First with be a history and physical exam and then possibly blood tests. Also a biopsy of the uterine lining may be needed.

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

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.

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I took Monistat 1 (tioconazole) 5 days ago and there's still cream from it lining my vaginal walls. Is this normal? Can I get rid of this since infection is now gone

I took Monistat 1 (tioconazole) 5 days ago and there's still cream from it lining my vaginal walls. Is this normal? Can I get rid of this since infection is now gone

It's gone: Monistat cream from 15 days ago would be long gone. If you are still seeing stuff then you either still have yeast, BV or another infection.

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Is uterine lining 7 days after ovulation 7.8mm is normal?

Is uterine lining 7 days after ovulation 7.8mm is normal?

A little small: We like to see 10mm at ovulation, thus continues in to second half of cycle. However 6 mm is enough to get pregnant.

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What is a normal uterine lining thickness before my period?

What is a normal uterine lining thickness before my period?

Average is 10.5-11: Mm in mid-luteal phase and one of the studies showed that it does not influenced by whether there was a pregnancy or not after that cycle. If there is no specific complaint or problem, numbers can deviate and it can still be normal.

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Haven't had period since baby was born 7 months ago -- pelvic u/s showed 4 mm uterine lining. I'm nursing. Dr said this was totally normal?

Haven't had period since baby was born 7 months ago -- pelvic u/s showed 4 mm uterine lining. I'm nursing. Dr said this was totally normal?

Yes: If u are breast feeding u may not get a cycle until u cut down to 1-2 times per day, your doc is right and he or she did the right thing to do an ultraosund.

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45 years old. Had pap and ultrasound and both were normal but pap came back with endometrial cells on uterine lining. I had just finished cycle.

45 years old. Had pap and ultrasound and both were normal but pap came back with endometrial cells on uterine lining. I had just finished cycle.

A thought: There are cervical cells from the cervix. There are endometrial cells which are the uterine lining. The goal is to detect cervical or uterine cancer and the best hope is for normal cells!

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Cd3 e2 level of 76. Two follicles at 10.3mm and 12.5mm. Uterine lining of 6mm. Is this normal for cd3? Does this indicate dor?

Cd3 e2 level of 76. Two follicles at 10.3mm and 12.5mm. Uterine lining of 6mm. Is this normal for cd3? Does this indicate dor?

Maybe DOR: High day 3 Estradiol > 75 and advanced follicle on day 3 may indicated diminished ovarian reserve. Check amh levels and the number of antral follicles on day 3 to confirm.

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What does it mean to have endometrial cells on the uterine lining? I am 45 and had just finished my cycle when I had ultrasound and pap normal

What does it mean to have endometrial cells on the uterine lining? I am 45 and had just finished my cycle when I had ultrasound and pap normal

See below: Endometrial cells are what make up the uterine lining, so this is a normal comment. If on the other hand, you are having abnormal bleeding (as a reason for the ultrasound that you had performed) and there are endometrial cells on a pap smear, then you definitely need further evaluation of the uterine lining to rule out pre-cancerous changes called hyperplasia.

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I've read that lutera not only suppresses ovulation but also thins the uterine lining. When I stop taking it will my uterus go back to normal?

I've read that lutera not only suppresses ovulation but also thins the uterine lining. When I stop taking it will my uterus go back to normal?

Yes: Most oral contraceptive pills (ocps) thin the uterine lining. Think of it this way, many doctors will prescribe ocps to treat heavy menstrual bleeding because the pills work to keep the lining of the uterus thin; therefore, minimizing monthly blood loss. This does not damage the uterus. After discontinuing pills, your uterus will be normal.

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I've had an IUD for 2 months and I've been on my period 4 days now I'm passing huge clots. Is this normal? I thought iuds thinned the uterine lining

I've had an IUD for 2 months and I've been on my period 4 days now I'm passing huge clots. Is this normal? I thought iuds thinned the uterine lining

Normally: It takes a few months for an iud to lighten periods assuming you are using a Progesterone iud like mirena (levonorgestrel). You can always schedule a visit and have your doctor confirm the iud is in the correct location.

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Is it normal to shed a clump of uterine lining that looks like an anatomy dissection with your period?

Is it normal to shed a clump of uterine lining that looks like an anatomy dissection with your period?

Yes: It is quite normal, but still you can do a pregnancy test to make sure no miscarriage

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Unprotected sex 5 weeks ago. Started pill same day as unprotected sex. Period started on time, had clots that looked like uterine lining. Normal?

Unprotected sex 5 weeks ago. Started pill same day as unprotected sex. Period started on time, had clots that looked like uterine lining. Normal?

Not pregnant: If you had unprotected sex and had a period after, then you may have gotten lucky because you did not ovulate during the time you had sex. Your first period after starting pills, if they delayed your period, can lead to more bleeding than usual that can lead to clots, so this could be totally normal. Keep taking those pills daily to avoid pregnancy.

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My uterine lining is 4.2 at day 12, my cycle normally about 30-31, is the lining grow too slow? Can the embryo implant if my lining is 4.2 at day 12?

My uterine lining is 4.2 at day 12, my cycle normally about 30-31, is the lining grow too slow? Can the embryo implant if my lining is 4.2 at day 12?

Usually not: The ideal uterine lining is 10-14 mm. 8 mm is really the minimum desired lining. I suppose it is possible to implant with a lining of 4.2, but I have never seen or heard of it. That is definitely abnormal and should be further evaluated.

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Had a pap smear on day 10 of menstration. Pap came back normal but shows endometrial cells on uterine lining. What does this mean? Going for a biopsy.

Had a pap smear on day 10 of menstration. Pap came back normal but shows endometrial cells on uterine lining. What does this mean? Going for a biopsy.

Likely okay: Typically, unless a woman is having irregular bleeding, endometrial cells on a pap aren't worrisome at all. That's based on a new recommendation for pap smear management. If you have irregular or heavy bleeding, doctor will want to rule out pre-cancer as cause, hence, biopsy of uterine lining. No harm in biopsy. Your doctor knows you best, so be sure to ask him/her why they have concerns for biops.

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Pelvic u/s done 2 months postpartum. Uterine lining was 4mm... Did not have period until 8 months postpartum. What's a normal thickness postpartum?

Sonogram: The lining of your uterus changes throughout your cycle. If you were premenstrual meaning right before your period I would expect it to be thicker. If you did the sonogram right after your period I would expect it to be thinner or less that 4mm.

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What is the normal range of uterine lining mine is 23cm abnormal bleeding 3 months cysts both ovaries lower back pain.?

What is the normal range of uterine lining mine is 23cm abnormal bleeding 3 months cysts both ovaries lower back pain.?

16 mm: In a pre-menopausal woman an endometrial lining that exceeds 16 mm in sickness can be considered too thick in the sense that there may be pathology behind it. A dilatation and curettage (D&C) during which the tissue is removed from the uterus and sent to pathology for further evaluation is in order.

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