pyometra


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pyometra

 [pi″o-me´trah]
an accumulation of pus within the uterus.

py·o·me·tra

(pī'ō-mē'tră),
Accumulation of purulent material in the uterine cavity.
[pyo- + G. mētra, uterus]

py·o·me·tra

(pī'ō-mē'tră)
Accumulation of pus in the uterine cavity.
[pyo- + G. mētra, uterus]

pyometra

an accumulation of pus within the uterus. In the bitch, it is a distinct disease syndrome associated with cystic endometrial hyperplasia and usually infection by a variety of bacteria, especially Escherichia coli, occurring during diestrus. Clinical signs may include abdominal enlargement, purulent vaginal discharge if the cervix is open, polyuria, polydipsia, and a systemic response, which is more severe if the cervix is closed. An immune-mediated glomerulonephritis may also occur.

stump pyometra
infection in the remaining portion of uterus after ovariohysterectomy.
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Pyometra is a common condition in un-neutered, older bitches.
Spaying has many health benefits for dogs, such as preventing pyometra (a life-threatening womb infection) and reducing the chances of breast cancer.
Pyometra damages the kidneys, and occasionally a rupture causes pus to seep into the abdominal region.
Atrophic or degenerative ovarian follicles, uterine atrophy, pyometra and endometritis were found in minks with ZEA feeding (20 mg/kg) by histopathological examination of reproductive tract (Yang et al.
She is emaciated and has been bred causing her discomfort and as a result the vet advised us to keep a closer eye also for pyometra which is as an infection in the uterus.
Spaying your bitch prevents unwanted litters and reduces her chances of developing breast cancer and pyometra (this is a serious infection of the uterus).
a huge reduction in mammary tumors later in life and the elimination of pyometra, which can he deadly.
It turned out to be pyometra, a serious uterine infection.
I explained to the owner that I suspected a Pyometra as I had in my previous two consultations.
Infection and inflammation of the uterus, or pyometra, is most commonly seen in animals like dogs and cats but can also affect humans.
Rescue workers are closely monitoring Poppy for signs of post-pregnancy infection or complications such as pyometra, a disease of the uterus most commonly seen in female dogs.
Spontaneous perforation of pyometra is a rare cause of acute abdomen with only 28 cases reported and indexed in the English literature (1-6).