A to Z: Endometritisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about complications of infections and conditions that affect the female reproductive system.Endometritis, postpartum endometritis, metritis (postpartum), puerperal endometritis, cervical endometritis, decidual endometritis, endometritis dissecans, endometrium, uterus, cervix, vagina, infection, chlamydia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, female reproductive system, childbirth, sepsis, infertility, antibiotics, pelvic inflammatory disease, PID12/04/201304/01/201909/02/2019d9ecbed7-092d-4e47-8074-e2c3398959dfhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-endometritis.html/<p>Endometritis (en-doh-muh-TRY-tus) is inflammation or irritation of the lining of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/female-reproductive-system.html/">uterus</a> (endometrium).</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The inside of a woman's uterus, or womb, is lined with a membrane called the endometrium. Endometritis occurs when the endometrium becomes inflamed or irritated. This usually happens as a result of an infection moving up into the uterus from the vagina and cervix.</p> <p>Common causes of infection include normal vaginal bacteria and the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-child-stds.html/">sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)</a> chlamydia and gonorrhea. Women are most at risk of developing endometritis following childbirth, a miscarriage, or an abortion. Medical procedures that involve entering the uterus through the cervix also can increase a woman's risk.</p> <p>Endometritis can cause abdominal pain and swelling, lower back pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>, pain while urinating or during sexual intercourse, and a general ill feeling.</p> <p>Endometritis usually is treated with antibiotics to clear up the infection and prevent complications.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Usually, antibiotic treatment is enough to cure endometritis. If endometritis is left untreated, the infection may spread. This can lead to a more serious infection and complications such as sepsis (a potentially life-threatening blood infection) and infertility. Treatment should be started as soon as symptoms appear and a doctor diagnoses the condition.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
ChlamydiaChlamydia is an STD caused by bacteria. It's important to know the symptoms, as treatment can prevent the infection from leading to other health problems.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chlamydia.html/fbe20a20-613c-4c96-853e-53c3db8c1dea
EndometriosisRead this article to learn all about endometriosis and how doctors help girls who have it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/endometriosis.html/12971b5d-7072-44c0-bc93-ccddca1e1571
Female Reproductive SystemWhy do girls get periods? What goes on when a woman gets pregnant? What can go wrong with the female reproductive system? Find the answers to these questions and more in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/female-repro.html/fb3f1957-5655-42f6-bd1f-e0f2627c4245
GonorrheaThe STD gonorrhea can be very dangerous if it's not treated, even in someone who has mild or no symptoms. For information about how to protect yourself, read this article.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-gonorrhea.html/ba556562-78dc-43b3-8962-e6da5604d8cf
Pelvic ExamsA pelvic exam is where a doctor or nurse practitioner looks at a girl's reproductive organs (both outside and internally) and feels the uterus and ovaries to be sure everything's normal. Find out what's involved in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/pelvic-exams.html/9497886d-d42d-48da-8cc4-501407d39e07
Pelvic Inflammatory DiseasePelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection of the female reproductive organs that may cause severe symptoms, minor symptoms, or no symptoms at all.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pelvic-inflammatory-disease.html/d2612128-2061-406b-a13d-84cead5979da
Questions and Answers About SexAnswering kids' questions about sex is a responsibility many parents dread. But by answering these questions honestly, parents can help foster healthy feelings about sex.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/questions-sex.html/485798a6-94af-4df6-94fb-b2395202a3f8
STDsParents should learn about the most common STDs, how they spread, and how they're diagnosed and treated.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/talk-child-stds.html/1bf6f5c6-ce88-44a0-8a3d-14a1b6756c1d
STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)You've probably heard lots of discouraging news about sexually transmitted diseases. The good news is that STDs can be prevented. Find out how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/587b3e0c-bd0d-4d3c-93fa-6e8b38768ac2
Talking to Your Partner About CondomsSome people - even those who are having sex - are embarrassed by the topic of condoms. Here are some tips for talking about condoms with your partner.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-about-condoms.html/0bb7d994-2553-4c59-a7a7-fb63eb0926fc
Talking to Your Partner About STDsYou know you should talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) before the action starts. But what if the thought of having "the talk" makes you nervous? These tips can help.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/the-talk.html/8d93fe33-3173-46e5-bd82-e260a681f48d
Vaginal Discharge: What's Normal, What's NotNormal vaginal discharge has several purposes: cleaning and moistening the vagina and helping to prevent infections. But sometimes discharge indicates there's a problem. Get the facts on what's normal and what's not.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/vdischarge2.html/93bd9b47-57d7-46a0-aebf-11294dcda416
Your Daughter's First Gynecology VisitThe idea of going to the gynecologist may make your daughter feel nervous. Here's how to make her feel more comfortable about a well-woman visit.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-gyn.html/a7f6d99d-d704-4a3b-ab02-da05b9ac2643