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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

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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 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 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

Uterus (Definition)

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