- Full assessment of your vaginal health including your daily routine practice
- Speculum Inspection of the vagina
- Taking Pap smear and high vaginal sampling for bacterial culture
- Treatment of vaginal infection
- Counseling on vaginal health maintenance to prevent recurrent infection
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About Vaginal Health
Female reproductive organ located in close proximity with the bladder in the front and the rectum on it back. Thus, the location risks the vagina from infection or contamination from microorganisms in the rectum.
In the vagina, there are microfloraor commensal that colonized the vagina and act as a front line defense mechanism to eliminate other dangerous pathogens from growing or invade our body and cause illness. The normal microflora, lactobacillus grows in great number and become dorminant microorganism in the vagina. It secretes natural disinfectant i.e hydrogen chloride to keep vaginal clean from overgrowth of other pathogen and maintain vaginal pH.
Loss of lactobacillus in number will result in overgrowth of yeast and other pathogens in the vagina that usually in small number. This shift or change in vaginal eco-system will result in vaginal infection and symptom like abnormal vaginal discharge, foul or unpleasant smell coming from the vagina especially after period or after sexual intercourse or burning sensation when pass urine.
What are the causes of loss of good microflora from the vagina?
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Use of Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCP)
- Prolonged use of steroids
- Prolonged use of antibiotics
- Excessive washing
- Vaginal douching
- Nylon undergarment
- Tight clothing
What is the cause of vaginal infection?
- Loss of good vaginal microflora
- Poor hygiene
- Foreign body in the vagina or uterus
- Use of Tampoon
- Vaginal diaphragm or condom
- Sexually transmitted disease
What are the common symptoms of vaginal infection?
- Vaginal discharge (cheesy?, watery? , greyish?)
- Vaginal odour: foul smelling (fishy smell)
- Burning sensation when pass urine
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Vaginal discomfort
- Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse (postcoital bleeding)
- Vaginal bleeding or spotting after period ahs finished
What kind of infection that may infect vagina?
- Candidiasis (yeast infection)
- Chlamydial infection
- Bacterial vaginosis (anaerobs microorganism)
- Group B streptococcus
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
- Herpes Simplex infection