GeneralThe uterine cavity is lined by columnar epithelium, which is called the endometrium. In cervix isolated vaginal two parts, which as well as the vagina is lined by stratified squamous epithelium, and the cervical canal. Cervical canal, like the uterus is lined by columnar epithelium and is called the endocervix. In this article, we have combined an inflammatory disease of the uterus and cervical canal and endometritis endocervicitis. These diseases have similar pathogens and often go hand in hand.
ReasonsThe agents of endometritis and endocervicitis most often are Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis. In the case of ascending infection (which is raised by a female genital tract from the vagina) agents may be Pervotella spp., Peptostreptococcus spp., Gardnerella vaginalis, Haemaphilus influenzae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and others.
SymptomsTypical signs of inflammatory diseases of the uterus and the cervix is fever, pain in the abdomen, especially on palpation, muco-purulent discharge from the genitals. In some cases are asymptomatic, which leads to later diagnosis and increase the risk of complications.
DiagnosticsGynecologist conducts gynecological examination, pelvic ultrasound. In some cases, you may need a laparoscopy.
In a laboratory study reveals increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate, leukocytosis, during infection Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and others.