Endometritis is a bacterial infection to the lining (endometrium) of the uterus (womb). This type of infection can be seen after a normal childbirth, or as a complication of an elective abortion (or a miscarriage).
Common symptoms of endometritis include a vaginal discharge that is cloudy and/or foul smelling. The patient will often complain of lower abdominal pain, fever, chills and nausea (with vomiting in some cases).
Includes the administration of IV antibiotics in most cases.
An OB-GYN specialist is the expert in treating this infection. Hospitalization is necessary in most cases of endometritis.