Everyone knows that a gynecologist should be visited regularly, even if the patient has nothing to worry about. But not all women follow this rule, hoping that the disease will certainly manifest itself.
What to know
You need to understand that asymptomatically can occur almost all women’s diseases. Among the problems with which women most often go to the gynecologist, are leading inflammatory diseases. They are divided into specific (sexually transmitted) and non-specific (not transmitted). These include herpes, various types of fungal diseases, thrush, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, syphilis, tuberculosis, HIV. And if HIV or syphilis remain relatively rare infections, HPV, for example, is one of the most common viruses. It is carried by up to 60% of the world’s population. The situation with herpes is similar. These are intracellular viruses that live in our body and manifest themselves when the immunity decreases. And if you smoke or have a female pathology, you are an ideal candidate for these viruses. HPV can pass itself, herpes cannot. As for the treatment, it is the task of doctors to cause prolonged remission, so that there would be no clinical manifestations. It is a common situation when a woman has the virus and a man has not – in the male reproductive system, it is more and more difficult. But treatment is mandatory for everyone.
To prevent any sexually transmitted diseases, you should always use a condom. And, regardless of what kind of sex you have – contraceptives exist for everything. Abroad, condoms for oral and rectal sex have long been used. Unfortunately, no type of contraception provides 100% protection against infection.
Diseases that are not sexually transmitted
And even if a woman does not live a sexual life, it does not guarantee that she is fully protected from gynecological diseases.
There are many nonspecific diseases: vulvitis, colpitis, endometritis, cervicitis, (acute and chronic forms), salpingoophoritis, pelvioeritonitis. They are not sexually transmitted and may not manifest themselves for a long time.
Nonspecific diseases are caused by streptococcus, peptococcus, E. coli, diphtheroids and many other bacteria that are already in the vagina in the norm, but in inflammation appear unpleasant symptoms.
- always use a condom if possible.
- Reduce the consumption of spicy food and be careful when resting (all these bacteria love to eat and multiply in a warm environment).
- smoking and alcohol open the doors of the body so that different bacteria can penetrate it more quickly.
- You should also not abuse tight jeans, it is better to change into spacious clothes when you come home, the body should breathe.
How to detect latent diseases?
The swabs that we are used to take in clinics are not very informative. The maximum that they will show is the presence of inflammatory process. To see serious diseases, it is necessary to do a more complete examination, which is usually carried out only for a fee: it is sowing, blood from the vein, femoflor screen – it is a study of the urogenital tract and other gynecological examinations. The number of necessary examinations is appointed by the doctor who observes the patient.