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Endometritis

Relieving endometritis with homoeopathy

Endometritis is an infection caused by a variety of germs (gonococcus, chlamydia and mycoplasma) that affect the endometrium or inner membrane of the uterus. This infection of microbial origin occurs as a result of germs coming from the vaginal cavity. High fever that appears 24 to 48 hours after childbirth are caused by streptococci. Endometritis is an inflammation that mainly occurs after giving birth, which is why it is also called postpartum endometritis.

The termination of a pregnancy is another cause of endometritis. Apart from these direct factors, other causes such as a caesarean section, prolonged rupture of the membranes, sustained labour or repeated vaginal examinations during labour can all lead to endometritis. Other risk factors include endo uterine procedures, massive haemorrhages or general anaesthesia.

Symptoms of endometritis

Endometritis is an infectious pathology that manifests itself through fever that occurs after giving birth. This fever can be accompanied by other symptoms such as pain in the lower abdomen and foul-smelling lochial discharge. Furthermore, a woman suffering from endometritis usually has a flabby and enlarged uterus in addition to hyperleukocytosis.

In some cases, endometritis also manifests itself through metrorrhagia, that is to say bleeding that occurs between the expected menstrual periods. Late signs and symptoms include, among others, menstrual disorders, foul-smelling and dark-coloured discharge or difficulties becoming pregnant. Finally, endometritis can either be acute or chronic, in which case the pathology manifests itself as a painful pelvic inflammation.

Recommended homoeopathic treatments

Given that Pyrofium 7 CH acts as an antibiotic and helps thwart infections, it is recommended to resort to this remedy as a preventive measure during pregnancy. To relieve uterine pain caused by pressure, it is recommended to take a daily dose of Belladonna 15 CH until improvements can be seen in the patient’s condition.

Hepar sulfuris calcareum 30 CH also proves to be very effective for treating endometritis. Indeed, this remedy can treat infections and inflammations that affect the uterine lining, while limiting the risk of recurrence at the same time. The recommended dosage to apply in this case consists of a weekly dose, to be taken during a 3-month period. If no significant improvement is noticed, it is strongly recommended to renew the treatment. Finally, to decrease the intensity of the pain felt, take 5 granules of Platina 9 CH until the discomfort felt completely disappears.

When should you consult a doctor?

A medical consultation becomes necessary from the onset of symptoms such as pain, unusual discharge or fever. Indeed, if the condition is left untreated, it can reach the peritoneum and pelvis. The resulting disease is then called pelviperitonitis and manifests itself by a high fever over 39°C (102.2 °F) with vaginal fornices that are painful to the touch.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “endometritis”

Associated treatments

•    Belladonna
•    Hepar Sulfuris Calcareum
•    Platina

Good to know: Resorting to homoeopathic treatments like Nitricum acidum and Kreosotum is just as effective for treating endometritis.

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