How is Endometritis Treated?

How is Endometritis Treated?

Giving birth to a child is an exciting experience but if the right procedure isn’t followed, childbirth can increase a woman’s risk of suffering from conditions like endometritis. Endometritis is characterized by an inflammation of the endometrium tissue lining the uterus. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection. The improper removal of the placenta and endometrial tissue after childbirth or a cesarean delivery can often trigger this condition.

Antibiotics

Antibiotics are usually prescribed to fight the bacteria causing the condition and keep the infection from spreading. If antibiotics are given to treat a Sexually Transmitted Infection, the full course of treatment must be taken. Do not change the medication or dosage on your own. In such cases, it is important to abstain from sexual relationships while being treated and to ensure that your partner is tested as well.

Evacuation

If endometritis is preceded by childbirth or a miscarriage, the doctor may recommend a small procedure to remove any tissue that may be left inside the uterus. In many cases, an infection in these tissues is responsible for the inflammation.

Needle Aspiration

If an abscess has formed because of the inflammation, a needle may be inserted through the vagina or abdomen to remove the pus collected in the abscess.

Surgery

If infected tissue is present in the uterus, a small surgical procedure may be advised to remove the same along with any pus that may have developed.

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