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Sister has uterus infection and says she may need an emergency DNC... What in the world does this mean and what's the cause?

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 (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 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?

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

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Does having a tilted uterus mean it came from an infection? I was told I have a tilted uterus but never had an STD just BV and yeast infections

Does having a tilted uterus mean it came from an infection? I was told I have a tilted uterus but never had an STD just BV and yeast infections

See answer: In most cases, a tipped, tilted, retroverted uterus is genetic and is perfectly normal but there are other factors that can cause the uterus to be tilted including: prior pelvic surgery, pelvic adhesions, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, or pregnancy and the labor of childbirth. Not caused by vaginitis (bsv or yeast). ...Read more

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What does constant discharge mean no STDs or bladder infection. Enlarged uterus tho and three months late for period and not pregnant?

What does constant discharge mean no STDs or bladder infection.  Enlarged uterus tho and three months late for period and not pregnant?

See an OB/GYN: It sounds as if you are already seeing a doctor. If they are not an ob/gyn specialist would see one, and if they are, address these questions to them since they have examined you and have all your medical history available. If they do not answer your questions satisfactorily get a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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What are the tests for infection of the uterus?

What are the tests for infection of the uterus?

Uterine Infection: I think this question needs more info. Let us know if you are pregnant or not. ...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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If I have an infection of the uterus, how can it affect my pregnancy?

If I have an infection of the uterus, how can it affect my pregnancy?

Depends on type: Some infections are associated with preterm labor, preterm delivery and stillbirth of the fetus. Other infections, like chlamydia, can cause a fetus to be born blind. See your obstetrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can bacterial vaginosis or an UTI cause an infection of the uterus?

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No: Bv is not really an infection (a common misconception) hence vaginosis, not vaginitis, and the urinary tract is not directly connected with the uterus. ...Read more

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How should I fix my uterus infection?

How should I fix my uterus infection?

Antibiotics +: You will need antibiotics that cover a wide spectrum of bacteria, and you may need a d&c. Your physician should tell you what to take and if you need surgery. ...Read more

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What are signs of having an infection in my uterus?

What are signs of having an infection in my uterus?

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

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What are the symptoms of uterus infection?

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

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Is there any cure for an infection in the uterus?

Is there any cure for an infection in the uterus?

Yes: Antibiotics will usually work. It may take IV antibiotics in severe cases. ...Read more

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I don't have a infection but my uterus fills like its burning instead of cramping and pain it burns ?

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

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How is it possible to get an infection in the uterus without having had a baby?

How is it possible to get an infection in the uterus without having had a baby?

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

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Doctor says I'm having infection on uterus mouth... How to treat?please advise

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

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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?

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

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Infection and herpes feel in vagina and uterus ?

Please Clarify: Infection is a very broad and ambiguous term. There are probably at least one hundred different ways to define that in this setting. Herpes is a cluster of blisters that are very painful. ...Read more

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Can ampicillin help cure internal infection like in uterus?

Can ampicillin help cure internal infection like in uterus?

Depends: Ampicillin in combination with some other antibiotics can be used for uterine infection . It is not the drug of choice. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a postpartum uterus infection not solved with antibiotics?

What are the treatments for a postpartum uterus infection not solved with antibiotics?

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

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Why am i still spotting and having cramps and nausea one week after ovulation? U/s shows fluid in uterus. No infection present.

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

Uterus (Definition)

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