Bacterial vaginosis in the embarazo: what is it, symptoms and treatment
Bacterial vaginosis is one of the most frequent infections during pregnancy, suggesting as a consequence of the hormonal changes that occur during this phase, which cause changes in the vaginal pH, which instead leads to an imbalance in the vaginal flora.
This infection causes discomfort and discomfort, giving rise to signs and symptoms such as flujo gris with strong odor and sensation of burning when breathing. By lo general, la vaginosis en el embarazo associada a la bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis O Gardnerella mobiluncus And, even if you don’t interfere in the baby’s development, you can increase the risk of having a premature birth or being born with low weight.
Therefore, in the event of any vaginal alteration, it is very important to consult an obstetrician gynecologist, so that an evaluation can be carried out and the problem identified to initiate the most appropriate treatment.
In most cases, bacterial vaginosis does not cause any symptoms and, for this reason, many women end up discovering the infection during a routine examination performed by the obstetrician. However, other women may experience symptoms such as:
Foul smell, similar to rotten fish;
White or gray flow;
Burning when urinating;
Enrojecimiento and picazón in the genital region.
These symptoms could be confused with candidiasis, and it is very important that the diagnosis be carried out by the doctor, because the treatment of vaginosis and candidiasis are different.
The diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis is carried out from the evaluation of the signs and symptoms that the woman is present. In addition to this, the doctor may request other tests to confirm the illness, being able to indicate an urine test and a urinalysis.
See more details on how to diagnose bacterial vaginosis.
How is the treatment performed?
The treatment for bacterial vaginosis in embarrassment must always be indicated by the obstetrician, which may indicate the use of antibiotics such as Metronidazole, which must be taken orally for 7 days or applied in the form of a vaginal cream for 10 to 10 days. 20 days; the use of Clindamycin, which should be applied in the form of a vaginal cream for a period of 3 to 7 days or orally according to the doctor’s indications.
It is important to comply with the treatment time according to the doctor’s indications, even if the symptoms disappear beforehand.
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