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Endometritis

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Endometritis is inflammation of the lining of your uterus. This condition commonly occurs after a woman gives birth, but may also occur in women who have not been pregnant.

AFTER YOU LEAVE:

Medicines:

  • Antibiotics: This medicine is given to fight or prevent an infection caused by bacteria. Take them as directed.

  • Take your medicine as directed. Call your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.

Follow up with your primary healthcare provider or gynecologist as directed:

You may need to return for tests to make sure that your infection is gone. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your primary healthcare provider or gynecologist if:

  • You have a fever.

  • Your symptoms come back after treatment.

  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

  • You feel lightheaded or you have fainted.

  • You have vaginal bleeding that is not your monthly period.

  • Your symptoms become worse, even after you start treatment with medicine.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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