Endometritis is the inflammation of the endometrium, the inner layer that surrounds the uterus. It should be noted that endometritis should not be confused with endometriosis, as they are different terms.
Endometritis is usually caused by an infection of the uterus. This infection can be due to chlamydia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, or even a combination of vaginal bacteria. In addition, the risk of endometrial inflammation is higher after hysteroscopy, endometrial biopsy, and prolonged labor.
The most common symptoms of endometritis are abdominal swelling, abnormal vaginal bleeding, fever, lower abdominal pain, discomfort with bowel movements, etc.
When a woman is diagnosed with endometritis, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection causing the endometritis and order bed rest. This condition has a good prognosis and is usually uncomplicated. However, if endometritis is not treated properly, it can develop into widespread pelvic infection, pelvic abscesses and infertility.