Endometritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Michel E Rivlin, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is endometritis?

How is endometritis diagnosed?

What is the pathophysiology of endometritis?

What is the role of intrauterine devices in the pathophysiology endometritis?

What causes endometritis?

What is the incidence of endometritis?

What is the prognosis of endometritis?

Where can patient education about endometritis be found?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of endometritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of endometritis?

What are major risk factors for endometritis associated with pregnancy?

How much does cesarean delivery increase the risk for endometritis?

What minor risk factors for endometritis?

Which factors increase the risk for endometritis?

What are potential complications of endometritis?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of endometritis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Endometritis?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the evaluation of endometritis?

How is chronic endometritis defined?

What is the significance of complete blood cell count findings in the evaluation of endometritis?

What is the role of blood cultures in the evaluation of endometritis?

What is the role of gram stain in the evaluation of endometritis?

What is the role of imaging studies in in the evaluation of endometritis?

Treatment

What is the initial treatment approach for endometritis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of endometritis?

What is the role of antibiotic therapy in the treatment of endometritis?

What is the role of prophylactic antibiotics in the treatment of endometritis?

What is the role of vaginal chlorhexidine douching in the prevention of endometritis?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of endometritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Endometritis?