Endometritis is an inflammation of the lining of the uterus. It is usually due to an infection.
As has been said above, infection is a general cause of endometritis. The possible infections include:
- sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia and gonorrhea
- infections resulting from the mixture of normal vaginal bacteria
- abdominal swelling
- abnormal vaginal bleeding
- abnormal vaginal discharge
- discomfort when having a bowel movement
- pain in the pelvis, lower abdominal area, or rectal area
- Antibiotics to treat the infection and prevent complications.
- Fluids through a vein (by IV)
Sexual partners may need to be treated if the condition is caused by a sexually transmitted infection.
Although endometritis is usually not life-threatening, but it’s important to get it treated as soon as possible.