Video: ❶ At A Gynecologist's Appointment: Colpitis
Colpitis refers to an inflammatory disease of the vagina, can be asymptomatic, in the acute and chronic stages. A gynecologist should diagnose the presence of an infection, usually colpitis is accompanied by white discharge with an unpleasant odor. Location: Location:
Colpitis can be asymptomatic, but it is more often accompanied by pain in the lower abdomen and secretions due to excess red blood cells, or yellow, due to the presence of pus. This leads to irritation of the skin on the inner thighs, decreased sex drive, and severe itching in the vagina and external genital area.
Chronic colpitis is prone to relapse, accompanied by abundant discharge. With a fungal infection, the discharge is cheesy, white, and if it is foamy with a fishy smell, then it indicates the presence of Trichomonas colpitis.
If you suspect the presence of colpitis, you should contact your gynecologist for an appointment. A specialist, with the help of a gynecological examination, diagnoses the disease. The vaginal mucosa becomes loose, inflamed, becomes red in color. With senile (senile) colpitis, in addition to swelling, spots are observed on the mucous membrane, it is atrophic, of a pale shade.
Prolonged intake of antibiotics, endometriosis, vaginal trauma during childbirth, improper hygiene of the external genital organs can contribute to the occurrence of colpitis. The causative agents of the disease are opportunistic bacteria, such as streptococci, staphylococci, E. coli and others. The most common pathogens are Trichomonas, as well as fungi and viruses.
Colposcopy has proven to be a good research method. With its help, you can detect cervicitis (inflammation), bleeding is observed when in contact with the vaginal mucosa. The gynecologist takes samples, according to the results of which he can judge the presence of an acidic or alkaline environment in the vagina.
If colpitis manifests itself often, then a bacteriological examination is prescribed, as well as a cytological examination. With the help of a special instrument, a scraping is made from the mucous membrane of the cervical canal and sent for examination. Based on the results, a conclusion is made about the presence or absence of cancer cells. Bimanual and rectal examinations are performed.
To identify complications of colpitis, an ultrasound scan of the pelvic organs is prescribed, which diagnoses inflammatory diseases of the uterine appendages, etc.
The treatment is carried out in a comprehensive manner, special drugs are prescribed, such as Terzhinan, antibiotics, antifungal agents, the diet is regulated, it is necessary to avoid the use of sour, salty, spicy foods, and include fermented milk products in the daily menu. Also, for the entire period of treatment, sexual intercourse and physical activity should be excluded.
With the help of a decoction of chamomile and calendula, douching is done, but these are not official methods of treatment and their use should be discussed with the attending physician.