Cervicovaginitis, Serious and Silent

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Although it is rare to see signs of cervical problems, the consequences can be much more serious than those of vaginitis.
Cervicovaginitis has various causes, some easier to control than others, among them being:

  • Infections caused by microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria (Gardnerella vaginalis, different species of Candida), trichomonas, and streptococci.
  • Allergies to cleaning products.
  • Vaginal contraceptives, such as a pessary.
  • Wearing wet or very tight clothing.
  • Reduced levels of estrogen.
  • Infections that were treated with antibiotics.
  • Unmonitored or untreated diabetes.
  • Immunosuppression.


Important steps towards improvement

The procedure for deciding whether or not any discomfort experienced is due to cervicovaginitis includes questions about previous sexual relationships, vaginal examination, and perhaps the taking of a sample. Although the last step is not always taken, a sample allows a specialist to decide treatment safely and precisely. That is why it's important to seek an experienced professional or to ask for a thorough exam to ensure the effectiveness of the prescribed medicine.

Avoid greater consequences
Although cervicovaginitis produces some annoying symptoms, its medium and long term effects can include ectopic (tubal) pregnancies and even infertility.

The prescription drugs that are used to treat it include topical and oral flucanzole (when there is a recurrence). Some medicines have been prepared which have substances like dexamethasone + nystatin, fenticonazole nitrate, clindamycin, benzydamine, and tinidazole. The gynecologist will normally choose depending on the clinical history and lifestyle of the patient.

If there is evidence that the condition was caused by trichomonas, the partner should also be treated to make sure that the treatment is effective¹.

Prevention
There are some simple preventative measures that can be taken to avoid Cevicovaginitis:

  • Adequate hygiene. The lack of it can create ideal conditions for bacterial reproduction.
  • Have a regular partner. The constant exposure to different types of microorganisms present in the genital region can increase the probabilities of suffering from this condition.
  • Always use condoms in sexual encounters. In addition to avoiding other sexually transmitted diseases, it maintains a balance of vaginal flora.
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This article was published on 2011/11/04