How to distinguish normal vaginal infection

December 29, 2011

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 to distinguish normal vaginal infection
 The acidic environment of the vagina created by constantly present in the vagina of bacteria, neutralizes harmful bacteria, protecting the body from infections. Glands located in the vagina and cervix produce secretion, purifies and regulates the acid environment - almost the same as saliva cleanses the mouth. Vaginal discharge, generated glands secretion, are absolutely normal. Any interference in the delicate balance of the work glands can disrupt a healthy environment in the vagina and lead to infection.

 How to distinguish normal vaginal infection

Normal vaginal discharge

Vaginal discharge characteristic of all women. Normal vaginal discharge may be clear, white or yellowish. Changes in the color, texture, or the amount of vaginal discharge can be caused by many different factors - the phase of the menstrual cycle, emotional stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 , Nutritional deficiencies, pregnancy, taking certain medications and even sexual arousal.

 How to distinguish normal vaginal infection

Selections and the menstrual cycle

The menstrual cycle affects the amount of vaginal discharge. For example, in the middle of the cycle can be seen an increase in the number of selections and changes in their consistency. During the menstrual cycle, acid-base balance of the vaginal environment is changing just prior to the onset of menstruation and during menstruation acidity decreases. That is why during menstruation the risk of infection is highest.

 How to distinguish normal vaginal infection

Abnormal discharge

Any change in color or amount of vaginal discharge Vaginal discharge  Vaginal discharge
   may be a sign of vaginal infection How to avoid vaginal infection  How to avoid vaginal infection
 . Vaginal infections - a phenomenon quite common with them in this or that period of life faced by most women. The main symptoms of vaginal infections include:

  • Discharge accompanied by itching, rash or redness of the vulva
  • The constant increase in the number of selections
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • White, cheesy discharge from the vagina
  • Grey / white or yellow / green discharge from the vagina with a sharp unpleasant odor

 How to distinguish normal vaginal infection

The most common vaginal infection

Bacterial vaginosis

The exact cause of bacterial vaginosis is not known: as in the case of candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis if there is increased activity and rapid growth of the bacteria causing the imbalance of the vaginal environment. Recurrence of symptoms even after treatment - a phenomenon very often. Additionally, bacterial vaginosis may occur when other vaginal infections. Most often suffer from bacterial vaginosis women often change sexual partners or permanently engaged in oral sex.


  • Increasing the number of selections
  • Gray / white watery discharge Watery discharge: Signs rules and conditions  Watery discharge: Signs rules and conditions
  • Unpleasant "fishy" odor of discharge
  • The smell is enhanced discharge immediately after sexual intercourse

It is not always symptoms of bacterial vaginosis can be traced: almost half of women with the disease have no symptoms.


Medicinal products for the fight against the disease can not be purchased over the counter without a prescription. There are two ways to treat bacterial vaginosis using drug metronidazole (Flagyl tradename) - oral antibiotic or cream. Metronidazole can cause a number of side effects - including nausea, discoloration of urine. Taking medication is necessary to abandon the use of alcohol for the duration of treatment, and forty-eight hours after the treatment of the active ingredients metronidazole interaction with alcohol can cause nausea and vomiting. To use the vaginal suppository is necessary daily.

Diagnosing yeast infection in men - the key to successful treatment

July 27, 2012

 Diagnosis of thrush in men
 By their nature, thrush or candidiasis should be referred to a group of infectious diseases. Despite this, in a large percentage of cases in men practically no bright clinical picture of the disease and, accordingly, any complaints. Diagnosing yeast infection in men should include not only an assessment of symptoms, but also carrying out laboratory microbiological studies.

 Diagnosing yeast infection in men - the key to successful treatment

How can clinically manifest itself in men thrush

If a man thrush occurs as an acute form of the disease, it is to the fore in the diagnosis leave the following clinical signs:

  • itching and redness (hyperemia) in the genital area outside. These complaints may be accompanied by intense itching, which creates considerable discomfort in everyday life;
  • the appearance of a white plaque on the male genitalia (the immediate area of ​​the foreskin and the glans penis). This coating covers the genital area of ​​men in the form of a film, when you try to remove that formed wounds and ulcerations. In some cases, men may appear on the penis rash resembling small white rash;
  • difficulty and pain during sexual intercourse, the appearance of scratches and micro-cracks after sexual intercourse;
  • burning sensation and pain in the act of urinating.

During the chronic yeast infection symptoms appear at various intervals, and the precipitating factor for their appearance can be a secondary infection or urogenital infection. For men, it is characteristic that the fungal infection occurs in the form of a mix-infection with other infectious diseases. This not only makes it difficult to diagnose, but also requires further complex purpose of therapy.

 Diagnosing yeast infection in men - the key to successful treatment

Laboratory criteria for diagnosis

A fundamental point in the diagnosis of candidiasis in men Candidiasis in men: what is the reason?  Candidiasis in men: what is the reason?
   should be regarded as an objective examination of the patient, ie, the clinical picture. An additional method is a laboratory diagnosis. Please note that the fungal flora is the composition of normal microflora. For the diagnosis of thrush important quantitative microbiological analysis, which gives a quantitative evaluation of the presence of fungi in the body (determining the number of colony forming units or CFU).

Detection of fungi in the human body does not mean the presence of infection if the level does not exceed the permissible limit of normal.

With significantly exceeded normal values ​​it already should go about Candida defeat. It is necessary to carry out not only a simple smear microscopy and bacterial seeding. This analysis makes it possible to determine the sensitivity of detection of microorganisms to appointed antifungal agents. Quantitative determination of fungi should be well after the completion of the basic course of antifungal therapy to resolve the issue of the need for re-treatment appointment.

Taking into account the possibility of mixed infection, you should conduct a survey of a blood test Blood tests: a mirror of health  Blood tests: a mirror of health
   and discharge from the urethra by enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) and PCR. This is the most modern methods of diagnosis that can detect body in the presence of various microorganisms including intracellular pathogens having sexual transmission. For the diagnosis of fungal infection only Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat  Fungal infection: to prevent and defeat
   or yeast infection in men, these methods can not be recommended. The percentage of their information in this case is quite low.

Marina Solovyov

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