If you have any symptoms of a possible disease, you should immediately contact your doctor. And when it comes to suspicion of endometritis, you can not hesitate for a minute.
What is endometritis?
Endometritis is an inflammation of the endometrial mucosa of the uterus. In itself, it poses a significant threat to the health of women, in particular, can lead to infertility. But in pregnancy all the risks increase many times, since the growing fetus is attached to the uterus, which means that it is in danger at the endometrium.
That's why a timely call to a doctor and a promptly begun treatment play a decisive role. But for this you must know the symptoms of the endometritis:
- drawing pains in the lower abdomen and in the groin;
- abundant vaginal discharge of liquid mucus with an admixture of pus and an unpleasant odor;
- elevated body temperature;
- There may be bleeding;
- weakness, malaise.
There is also a very similar disease, called endometriosis, which is very different in essence. It is not necessary to identify these concepts, since in both cases we are talking about different diagnoses.
Causes of endometritis
The reasons for which the mucous membrane of the uterus is inflamed can be many. When pregnancy is most often infections - bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral - affecting the sexual organs of women. And in conditions of a general fall in immunity, the probability of endometritis increases.
Often, endometritis develops against a backdrop of pre-pregnancy problems. Endometrium may become inflamed after wearing intrauterine spirals, transferred diseases (including STDs), severe previous births.
Frequent abortion, especially if accompanied by various complications, can also lead to the development of endometritis.
Endometritis and pregnancy
We have already talked about how serious this disease is and what it is especially dangerous during pregnancy. If the endometritis is not detected at an early stage and the treatment is not started on time, the inflammation can spread further, affecting the fetal membranes and, eventually, the fetus itself. It's a pity, but the outcome of such a scenario is inevitably extremely tragic: a child dies in the womb, and not appearing on this world.
We are not talking about this in order to intimidate you, but in order to warn and perhaps calm you: in time, the treatment begun in almost all cases allows saving the child's life. Therefore, we urge you to seriousness and responsibility: at the slightest suspicion, contact your doctor!
Treatment of endometritis during pregnancy
Endometritis is not a disease that you can close your eyes to. It must certainly be treated. And during pregnancy, too, or rather - especially. Therefore, cast aside your "wisdom" and "advancedness" and this time listen to the doctor who appointed you therapy with antibiotics.
In the beginning, of course, it will be necessary to tell the doctor about all the signs that are disturbing you. And when the suspicion of endometritis is confirmed, the gynecologist will take an endometrial scraping for analysis. And after confirmation and diagnosis you will obediently undergo a course of treatment. If, of course, you want to cure yourself and save the child.