of the Uterus
The uterus, often
womb, is the most delicate organ of woman. It is liable to disorders of
various kinds. Inflammation of this organ is common occurrence in
It may be acute or chronic.
When it affects
coat and substance of the uterus, it is termed metritis. Endometritis
be confined to the lining membrane of the cervix or neck of the uterus
or it may attack the lining membrane of the entire organ. Commonly it
called catarrh of uterus.
The symptoms of
are slight fever, headache, general debility, loss of appetite, pain in
the back and lower part of the abdomen and pelvis, and itching tendency
in the vagina. In chronic endometriosis, symptoms are the same, but not
as severe as in the acute form. The only troublesome symptom is the
which may be either clear or opaque and yellow. This disease may
and breathing, nausea, local pain and discharge are the symptoms of
metritis. This is a very rare case, but it may occur after confinement
on account of infection. Chronic metritis may occur for many reasons
is probably the most common diseases among women. The symptoms are
of menstruation, more or less profuse leucorrhoea, constipation, lack
vitality, weakness in the back and the limbs, pain in the lower portion
of the back and a tendency to abortion.
Inflammation of the
may be caused by sudden chill, or by exposure to cold during
The disease sometimes occurs because of the medicines applied for the
of stimulating the menstrual flow. Other causes are the use of
to produce abortion, the use of strong purgatives, the insertion of
and preventives, and excessive sexual indulgence. Sometimes bicycle
horse back riding and dancing may also cause inflammation of the uterus
among weak and underweight women. The displacement of the uterus in any
form may also lead to this condition.