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
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.