I have endometritis.
This link has two descriptions.

The description by the March of Dimes
explains some of the symptoms.

“Endometritis is infection of the endometrium, the lining of the uterus (womb). Bacteria that cause endometritis grow in the uterus lining, at the spot where the placenta breaks away after birth. The placenta grows in your uterus and supplies your baby with food and oxygen through the umbilical cord.
Endometritis can spread through the uterus. Sometimes it reaches blood vessels in the ovaries and pelvis.
Endometritis usually happens 2 to 3 days after birth. If the infection isn’t treated, it can cause more serious health problems, like infertility.
Signs of endometritis include:

Abnormal or vaginal discharge that smells bad
Backache
Chills
Fever
General discomfort
Headache
Tenderness or pain in your lower belly

Call your health care provider if you have any of these signs.If your health provider finds that you have endometritis, antibiotics (medicines that kill infection caused by bacteria) can help clear up most cases.”

I’m just glad I don’t have to have any of my parts removed. The OBGYN seems to think this will be cleared up in three weeks with some heavy duty antibiotics. I’m not so fond of antibiotics but it is better than surgery any day.

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5 thoughts on “Infection

  1. I did, and I did. Had it and had it all removed. Then there was no where to tack my bladder to and that sucker is giving me major grief! It’s good they can give you something for it now. They couldn’t 40 years ago. Hope you get to feeling better. Love & Hugs…

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  2. I’m making a concerted effort to remember to take these antibiotics twice a day with food. Horse pills. GOOD horse pills. You are one of many women who have described the bladder issues and I hug you for giving me that knowledge. I wish the doctors would talk about the contra indications of surgical procedures so we could make informed decisions in their offices.

    I’m thinking maybe the choice of birth control is the cause of the infection. Pelvic Inflammatory disease is not common, the nurse said over the phone, yet there are warning messages on the tampon packaging so women know about it. Yes a first. A manufacturer giving information regarding women’s health. I remember this warning from way back. I’m glad it is still included in the packaging.

    The fun for me now is to consider what to do since my body has informed me and my doctors that it does not like having a foreign object made of copper in it. I should have expected this. I can’t even wear earrings. My body’s immune system is a bit sensitive. Yet I have been warned not to get pregnant again. The pregnancy with Girly was difficult. My mental and physical health, medication and age do not mix well with pregnancy.

    Well, she’s up. Gotta go.

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