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Embarrassing Bodies | Endometriosis - Rebecca's Story
endometritis p. 660
endometritis after p. 660
Endometritis is an inflammation of the endometrium, which is the inner lining of the uterus.
It is usually caused by an infection of the endometrium from bacteria that normally live in the female lower genital tract, but it could also be caused by bacteria from outside the body.
The female reproductive system is divided into upper and lower genital tracts.
The upper genital tract consists of the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.
The lower genital tract in turn consists of the cervix, vagina and the external genitals, which includes the labia and the clitoris.
Now, The uterus consists of 3 layers, an outer thin layer called the perimetrium or the serosa, a middle smooth muscle layer called the myometrium, and the innermost layer, the endometrium.
The endometrium has two layers, an inner functional layer made up mainly of glands and supporting connective tissue, called stroma, and an outer thin basal layer which regenerates the overlying functional layer after each menstrual cycle.
Alright, normally, there are many species of bacteria living in the female’s lower genital tract, and this is called the normal flora.
These include Ureaplasma urealyticum, Peptostreptococcus and group B Streptococcus.
Endometritis refers to inflammation of the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. It is usually caused by normal flora of the genital tract if the endometrium is breached, but can also be caused by sexually transmitted infections, such as Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections.
Common symptoms are fever, pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen, abnormal vaginal discharge, and painful sexual intercourse.
Procedures which can lacerate the endometrium such as childbirth, abortion, surgery on the uterus or other pelvic organs, and insertion of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD), all increase a chance of having endometritis.
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