We believe that these tips by gynecologists will help women maintain their health and their ability to have children. We hope that they will teach you how to determine what gynecology is the norm and what goes out of it – you should therefore seek specialist advice and treatment.
1. Pay particular attention to secretion.
It is typical of all but has a different color – from transparent to yellowish and thicker. Regularly observe how the quantity and texture of your menstrual cycle changes – this will help you notice some possible deviations in time. White secretion and strong itching testify to a fungal infection. Liquid, colorless secretion with the dubious odor occurring most often after having sex can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis, the most common sex infection in women under the age of 40. Those aged between 15 and 25 who have regular sex lives should do chlamydia research at least once a year. If the result is positive, you should also check for gonococci – the stimulants of gonorrhea (a venereal disease often accompanying chlamydia).
2. Do not ignore repetitive symptoms.
75% of women experience a fungal infection at least once in their life. If you can determine it yourself, take advantage of the special vaginal creams, but if you are not sure about the diagnosis, contact a gynecologist.
Genital herpes virus “lives” in the body of nearly 90% of humans, but only activates in 10-20% of the infected, most often with weakened immunity, cold or stress. You may become infected with it during sex or using personal hygiene articles that belong to an infected person.
3. Do not forget the factors contributing to the development of infections:
diabetes, pregnancy, antibiotics, contraceptives tablets. Antibiotics and oral contraceptives …
medications increase the likelihood of bacterial vaginosis, which is often confused with fungal infections and treated with the same means. Shower gel or aromatic salts break the natural protective flora of the vagina and can cause an allergic reaction (so-called non-specific vaginitis).
4. Do not neglect the rules of safe sex!
The best remedy for sexually transmitted diseases is the condom. Of course, there is no 100% guarantee and therefore, in case of suspicious symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. Hepatitis B is the only sexually transmitted disease against which a vaccine has been developed. Prophylaxis is done in 3 stages and should be repeated every 10-12 years.
5. Medically carry out medical research.
This way, you will be assured that you do not suffer from papilloma virus or venereal diseases. Even if you do not worry, you should visit your gynecologist twice a year, especially when you have a new sexual partner – this usually increases the risk of bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. These diseases are particularly dangerous because they occur without symptoms and untreated can lead to infertility or increase the likelihood of infection with the AIDS virus (a)