Is Vaginosis Hard To Cure?
Good morning. first I have related last 4th (with 1org) and now never again. December 2018 I had a stomach ache when and when I was given the spog I was obtaining and never recovered. January vaginal swab and apparently bacterial vaginosis and already taking antibiotics. My feb vaginal swab is still BV plus a yeast infection. after that I tried papsmear and the results were ad cococbacili +. what does that mean? Is this symptom really difficult to cure?
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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a bacterial infection of the vagina. BV is generally caused by an imbalance of normal flora in the vaginal area. Please note that in the vagina and surrounding areas there are normal flora or good bacteria that actually maintain the condition of the vaginal environment. If this normal flora is replaced by other harmful bacteria, the acidity of the vagina and the pH of the vagina will change causing adverse symptoms.
Normal vaginal flora consists of good bacteria, the type of Lactobacillus, which is a non-pathogenic bacterium (does not cause disease), coccus or rod (cocobasil), does not produce spores but produces lactic acid which functions to inhibit the growth of other pathogenic bacteria. So that the findings of the cocobasil-shaped bacteria in the pap smear that you do, can indicate the type of Lactobacillus bacteria (which is a normal flora in the vagina) and other bacteria (bacteria can be good or bad) found in vaginal fluid.
If you find no disturbing symptoms, especially in the direction of bacterial vaginosis, then you do not need to worry because the possibility of these findings is a normal result. However, if you do pap smear accompanied by annoying complaints such as vaginal discharge, odor, itching, then the possibility of bacterial infection is the cause so that treatment management needs to be done.
Excessive use of vaginal cleansing soap, sexually transmitted infections due to changing partners without using condoms, smoking and various other unidentifiable causes also increase the risk of BV. What can be done to reduce the incidence of BV reoccurring is to avoid these risk factors.
Fungal infections also often affect the genital area. High levels of humidity and lack of hygiene of the genital area can trigger mold on the organs. Therefore, make it a habit to use underwear that is not too tight, dry the genital area after washing with water when urinating / large, immediately change clothes when sweating.
Not all cases of BV require treatment, especially if no significant symptoms are found. If symptoms are very disturbing, BV treatment is done by administering antibiotics either orally / by drinking or tablets that are inserted directly into the vagina. The use of antifungal drugs can be given if there is indicated an herbal infection. Consult your laboratory results directly with the nearest doctor or dermatologist and obstetrician to get the right information and management.
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