Can Vaginal Discharge Cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
Good afternoon, sorry to disturb you before, I want to ask whether vaginal discharge can affect other diseases such as pelvic inflammatory infection?
Hello Cicilia Lenyang,
Leucorrhoea is fluid or mucus that comes out of the vagina. Leucorrhoea can be both normal and abnormal. Normal vaginal discharge has the characteristics of clear or slightly cloudy, odorless, and not accompanied by itching on the genitals. Leucorrhoea generally appears during ovulation / fertility, sexual stimulation, stress / excessive exercise, breastfeeding.
Abnormal vaginal discharge can be in the form of white mucus, greenish yellow, brownish even accompanied by blood spots. Leucorrhoea that smells bad or smells fishy also includes vaginal discharge that is not normal. Some patients also complain of itching or burning like burning in the genitals. Abnormal vaginal discharge can arise from the following diseases or conditions:
Other sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia or Gonorrhea
Pelvic inflammatory disease can occur due to infection from the vagina which then spreads to the reproductive organs and tissues around the pelvis which are caused by sexually transmitted infections as mentioned above. Pelvic inflammatory disease can also provide symptoms of vaginal discharge that is not normal.
If you experience abnormal vaginal discharge, you should check with an obstetrician. Doctors need to inquire further about the history of vaginal discharge, use of hormonal drugs, risk factors, other symptoms that accompany and treatment that has been obtained. Doctors also need to do physical examinations and supporting examinations such as vaginal swabs.
Leucorrhoea treatment usually is by giving antibiotics and or antifungals that are adjusted to the type of germ that is found from the examination. Patients are advised to maintain genital hygiene with regular bathing at least 2 times a day. Change clothes after every shower. Wear cotton underwear that is cool and not too tight. Avoid excessive use of pantyliners or feminine washing soap. Do the wipe the right way after urinating or defecating.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.