Trichomoniasis - almost banal

April 26, 2009

 Trichomoniasis - is a very common disease transmitted through the hair (STDs), which is most common in women aged 16 to 35 years. According to various sources, trichomoniasis diagnosed in each year several millions or tens of millions of people all over the world. Trichomonas vaginalis, the causative agent of trichomoniasis is transmitted through sexual contact with an infected partner. For infection can be quite simple contact of the genitals. Parasites, is the causative agent of trichomoniasis, can not survive in the mouth or rectum.

 Trichomoniasis - almost banal


The symptoms of trichomoniasis in women:

  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse;
  • Itching on the inner thighs;
  • Unusual vaginal discharge them (thin, greenish-yellow, foamy);
  • Itching in the vagina;
  • Itching and / or swelling of the labia minora;
  • Strong odor of vaginal discharge.
  • The symptoms of trichomoniasis in men:
  • Burning after urination or ejaculation;
  • Itching in the urethra;
  • Slight discharge from urethra Discharge from the urethra - common nuisance among women  Discharge from the urethra - common nuisance among women

In some men with trichomoniasis develop prostatitis and / or epididymitis.

When any of these symptoms should be as soon as possible to see a doctor.

 Trichomoniasis - almost banal


In women, trichomoniasis patients during gynecological examination Gynecological examination: an important component of women's health  Gynecological examination: an important component of women's health
   visible red spots on the cervix or vaginal wall. Through analysis of a sample of vaginal secretions The whole truth about vaginal secretions  The whole truth about vaginal secretions
   visible under a microscope organism causing the infection. For a more accurate diagnosis of Pap smears.

To diagnose trichomoniasis in men may be much more difficult. Men are recommended for treatment of trichomoniasis, if the infection is diagnosed in any of their sexual partners.

 Trichomoniasis - almost banal


For the treatment of trichomoniasis is commonly used antibiotic metronidazole. In some cases, use a new drug - tinidazole.

During the course of treatment for 48 hours after the end can not drink alcohol - it can cause severe nausea, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
   and emesis.

Prior to the completion of treatment to avoid sexual contact. Treatment may be advised to sexual partners infected with trichomoniasis, regardless of symptoms.

When used properly, drugs treatment is successful.

 Trichomoniasis - almost banal


If trichomoniasis long untreated, it may cause changes in the cervical tissue. These changes can be detected by a conventional smear analysis. Such complications may lead to an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy and premature birth. To prevent complications, all sexually active people are advised to not less than once every six months to be tested for various STDs.

 Trichomoniasis - almost banal


Stable relationship with a healthy partner can help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, including trichomoniasis.

In addition, other methods of preventing trichomoniasis and other STDs is to use condoms and abstinence from sex.

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How dangerous genital herpes - possible complications

May 19, 2013

 What is dangerous genital herpes
 Many women and men are wondering what is dangerous genital herpes. The disease is certainly unpleasant, but many consider it harmless. However, it is not. When lowered immunity herpes infection can spread to the internal genital organs and other pelvic organs, nerve cells, and so on, causing serious complications.

 How dangerous genital herpes - possible complications

How dangerous genital herpes - the types of complications

This "innocent" disease, such as genital herpes can produce a number of complications. All the complications of genital herpes can be divided into local and general complications during pregnancy.

Especially dangerous recurrent herpes with frequent (6-12 per year) exacerbations, as each exacerbation of negative impact, both on the state of the tissues of genitals, and the general condition of the body.

 How dangerous genital herpes - possible complications

Local complications

Long for recurrent genital herpes leads to disruption of metabolic processes in the cells of the epithelium of the urogenital organs, which in turn causes dryness and cracks in the skin and mucous membranes of the area. Cracks often located in the area of ​​the vagina and anus, and long-term healing. The cracks are very painful and deliver to patients a lot of discomfort.

Additionally, crack - and this is the gate for the introduction of the integument genital bacterial, fungal, protozoal and viral infections. And as recurrent genital herpes reduces the immunity of obstacles for the implementation of such an infection is practically no.

Most often joins bacterial-fungal infection, there is a constant discharge from the vagina Vaginal discharge  Vaginal discharge
   mucopurulent or cheesy nature, irritation, constant itching and burning. And Connection of additional viral infections such as papilloma virus, resulting in the external genital organs and in the crotch area will genital warts or flat Flat warts - the most dangerous form  Flat warts - the most dangerous form
 . Warts caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) in some cases a precancerous condition.

 How dangerous genital herpes - possible complications

Common complications

Common complications of genital herpes occur primarily in the form of reduced immunity. With frequently occurring relapses of herpes general immunity decreases and the person begins to ache often colds, which can be complicated by inflammatory processes, sometimes turning into a chronic form. Colds and inflammatory processes lead to a further reduction of immunity, which in turn cause more frequent recurrences of herpes. That is, in this case, a vicious circle from which escape is not so easy.

The painful complication of genital herpes is the defeat of herpes infection of the peripheral nervous system, particularly the pelvic plexus. As a result, neuralgia pelvic plexus emerge stronger abdominal pain not associated with cold sores on the skin. Pain often are aching in nature, they can take even manifestations of osteochondrosis. Give them down into the perineum and rectum. But sometimes the pain becomes acute, localized in the abdomen and in some cases even lead to surgery, as reminiscent of the syndrome of acute abdomen.

Genital herpes can completely destroy the sexual and family life and lead to persistent neurosis Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock  Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock
 , Feelings of inferiority, it is impossible to create a family, depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood

Finally, a herpes infection can spread to other organs, including the move up, hitting the uterus and its appendages, urogenital tract and kidneys, liver, lungs, brain and so on. Through the dirty hands of the infection can be entered in the eye.

 How dangerous genital herpes - possible complications

Complications of genital herpes during pregnancy

Genital herpes rarely causes complications during pregnancy. Recurrent herpes, which began even before the pregnancy, usually not dangerous to the fetus. But it is very dangerous situation when the primary infection with genital herpes occurs during pregnancy. It's almost always a complication of pregnancy - miscarriage, premature birth, and negative impact on the fetus. If infection occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy when there is a bookmark of organs and tissues, it leads to developmental abnormalities. Almost always, the primary herpes is an infection of the fetus in utero. The child in this case, or die soon after birth, or is disabled.

Genital herpes can cause very dangerous complications, difficult to treat.

Galina Romanenko

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