Postpartum endometritis is an inflammation of the inner uterine surface (endometrium). It is diagnosed in seven percent of women within six weeks after giving birth. Women with chronic genital tract infections, premature amniotic fluid leakage, and perineal injury, as well as those who have undergone manual placental removal, cesarean section, and prolonged labor, are at particular risk.
Endometritis symptoms are:
– Lower abdominal pain
– A sudden cessation or increase in bloody discharge
– A strong and unpleasant discharge odor
Endometritis treatment includes the prescription of antibiotics, mechanical cleaning of the uterus, and physiotherapy.
If diagnosed in a timely manner, postpartum endometritis resolves promptly and does not affect your health and fertility.