How To Mediate Bacterial Vaginosis?
Hello,! I want to ask about the complaints of pregnant women, namely vaginal discharge characterized by white, thick, odorless but itchy. After I searched a lot for information on the internet, this is an abnormal vaginal discharge called bacterial vaginosis. So is the discharge true from bacterial vaginosis ??? And how do you diagnose bacterial vaginosis? thanks. Explanation please.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Bacterial vaginosis is a disease of the female organs caused by disruption of the normal bacterial balance in the vagina. Bacteria are normally present in the vagina, but these bacteria are "good" and function to protect the body from other bacteria that can cause infection. For one reason or another, such as smoking or inhaling secondhand smoke, changing sexual partners frequently, frequently using scented soaps on the outside of the vagina and in sanitary napkins, the number of 'good' bacteria decreases and infection occurs.
This condition often causes no symptoms. However, if there is, the symptoms that usually arise are discharge with a watery texture, gray or white, fishy smell, itching and pain, and sore when urinating.
If you are suspected of having this disease, the gynecologist will perform an examination of your vagina by looking directly with the help of tools, as well as performing investigations by measuring the acidity of the vagina with the help of litmus paper, and taking a vaginal discharge to be examined in the laboratory. You can also do a whiff test by dropping certain substances in your vaginal fluids.
In your case, it's not necessarily bacterial vaginosis. Because in addition to not having a proper examination by a gynecologist, one of the characteristics that often appears is the fishy smell that does not appear. However, to find out the truth you should check with your obstetrician. If you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, you will be given treatment in the form of antibiotics.
Meanwhile, keep your feminine area clean by cleaning the genitals from front to back, avoid using tights or stockings and avoid using sanitary napkins and scented vaginal cleaners. You can also click the following link to find out more about vaginal discharge. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa