Which physical findings are characteristic of postpartum endometritis?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Andy W Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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Endometritis may be characterized by lower abdominal tenderness on one or both sides of the abdomen, adnexal and parametrial tenderness elicited with bimanual examination, and temperature elevation (most commonly >38.3°C).

Some women have foul-smelling lochia without other evidence of infection. Some infections, most notably caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci, are frequently associated with scanty, odorless lochia.


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