Pyometra is a collection of pus in the uterus caused by penetration into the uterus septic microbial flora (strepto - and staphylococci, Escherichia coli). Pyometra is more likely to occur as a complication of postpartum or postabortion of metroendometritis (see)and in the result of infection disintegrating cancer of the womb (see the Uterus). Clinically pyometra is manifested high temperature, cramping pains and increased uterine pussy discharge from the genital tract, which has an unpleasant odor. Diagnosis and treatment of pyometra are determined by the specifics of the underlying disease.