- Mucus in women - reasonable limits
Treatment of mucous secretions in women
When abnormal mucous secretions should immediately be examined by a gynecologist. For the treatment of bacterial vaginosis is usually prescribed drugs such as metronidazole and clindamycin. Treatment generally lasts for more than seven days.
Gonorrhea in the recent past were treated with a single injection of penicillin in all - most patients it was enough to get rid of the infection. Currently, however, are common strains of gonorrhea that are resistant to many types of antibiotics. Today, for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea doctor may prescribe intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone or oral cefixime. Recent sex partners of patients should also receive treatment for gonorrhea.
For the treatment of chlamydia usually prescribe antibiotics such as azithromycin (single dose) or doxycycline (usually patients should take two capsules of the preparation per day for one week). If you are allergic to these drugs the doctor may prescribe other antibiotics such as erythromycin. Side effects of these medications may be stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea. Sometimes after taking antibiotics develop candidiasis because of what the woman again appear abnormal vaginal discharge.
Trichomoniasis is most often treated with metronidazole. In this disease, it takes either a single dose or two tablets a day for five or seven days. Metronidazole may cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting and light metallic taste in the mouth. During the course of treatment and for 48 hours after it should refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages.
For the treatment of candidiasis commonly used antifungal ointments or suppositories. In most cases, the symptoms of the disease disappear just one week.
In cases where the abnormal mucus in the vagina caused by the presence of foreign objects doctor can typically remove them manually or by using special tools. However, if the subject is very small (for example, a small piece of a condom) or it is negligible with gynecological examination, to remove it may be necessary to lavage - a procedure in which doing this or that washing the body cavity. If you want to remove an object stuck a large irregularly shaped, causing spasm of the vaginal walls, during the procedure can be used sedatives or anesthetics. If the object stayed in the vagina for a long time and could cause an infection, the doctor after removing it will appoint a short-term course of antibiotics.
If mucus associated with disorders such as cervical polyps or cancer of the reproductive system, the doctor chooses a method of treatment, based on the characteristics of each individual case.
It happens that, in spite of numerous surveys to find out the cause of abnormal mucous secretions
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a woman can not. In such cases, the patient may be advised to reconsider their habits concerning the maintenance of personal hygiene. For example, some women get rid of over-abundant secretions helps abandonment of irrigation and the use of funds for personal hygiene, containing a large number of flavors, which can cause irritation of the vaginal mucosa. Some patients highlight bounce back after they stop wearing narrow synthetic underwear or panty liners to use consistently. You also can not exclude the possibility that abnormal mucus - is just one of the effects of stress
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If so, to resolve this symptom, you must take steps to improve the psychological state of the patient.
If untreated, some vaginal infections that cause changes in the nature of mucus can lead to the spread of infection and infertility. Even bacterial vaginosis, which often seems to be quite innocent, can lead to problems during pregnancy like premature delivery or miscarriage.
The same goes for foreign objects into the vagina - in rare cases they can cause toxic shock syndrome.
Bacterial vaginosis can be treated successfully in 70-80% of cases. However, recurrence of the disease occur very often, and the reasons are not always clear. Candidiasis after one course of treatment takes from 80-95% of patients. In some women, the first episode of the disease is recent, while others suffer from candidiasis regularly. If the disease does not cause severe discomfort, some of these patients do not seek medical help.
Trichomoniasis and gonorrhea
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cured in most cases. The causes of treatment failure are usually either resistant strains of bacteria, or, much more often, failure patient doctor's instructions.
To prevent some diseases whose symptoms are abnormal mucus, it is not always possible. For example, the mechanism of bacterial vaginosis is not well understood, and often the causes of the disease remain unknown. However, any woman can reduce the likelihood of such diseases if you follow simple guidelines: observe good personal hygiene to avoid unprotected sex with casual sexual partners, to eat, to refrain from smoking and limit alcohol consumption.