The Relationship Between Back Hip Pain And Vaginal Discharge Is Based On Lab Results?
Doctor, I have undergone a swab test for my vaginal discharge, the result is a leukocyte count of 4-5 / LPb, an epithelial count of 3-5 / LPb, found in gram-negative (+++) bacteria, isolate 1 pseudomonas aeruginosa. My hips are sometimes painful, it starts over a few days to weeks, then goes away, and it recurs. Is the pain related to my vaginal discharge? Are the bacteria in the secretions harmful? And keep me from getting pregnant again?
The vagina is one of the unique organs in the human body. Like the digestive system, the vagina has its own normal bacteria which give the vaginal environment its own pH. This is especially the defense system of the vagina against bad bacterial infections. In the condition of vaginal discharge, there are several possible causes such as fungal, parasitic, and bacterial infections. We certainly can't look at it just from the results of your vaginal smear, which may indeed indicate a bacterial infection by finding white blood cells on the swab. Pseudomonas aeruginosa itself in some cases is considered an opportunistic bacteria that is normally found in a person, but becomes problematic when a person's immune system is down.
The vaginal discharge is only one of the many signs of infection in the vaginal area. Hip pain, on the other hand, could indicate pelvic inflammatory disease, which can be caused by bacteria that go undetected on vaginal swabs. Of course, there is always a risk of decreased fertility, especially if the infection leaves abnormalities in the reproductive system, such as tuberculosis infection in the fallopian tubes which can cause scarring and inhibit delivery of the egg to be fertilized. Regarding this, of course, we cannot talk further because there was no direct examination. We recommend that you check with your gynecologist directly to know clearly what condition you are experiencing. Here we attach an article about pelvic inflammatory disease. May be useful.
dr. N. K. Arief