Symptoms of gardnerellosis

Gardnerellosis does not apply to sexually transmitted diseases. But occurs more often in those who are constantly changing sexual partners, uses a method of unprotected sex, so all patients rationally carefully examined for STDs. Risk factors contributing to the development of gardnerellosis, are: douching with antiseptics, uncontrolled reception of antibiotics, vaginal suppositories and pills with wide spectrum antibacterial action.

The main symptoms of gardnerellosis: abundant vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor reminiscent of rotten fish. Woman forced even harder to observe personal hygiene, but this only leads to exacerbation of disease. It is a vicious circle, to break which can only be a course of intensive therapy. Besides complications of gardnerellosis quite dangerous. Can become inflamed appendages. In pregnant women occurs chronic miscarriage and premature birth.

Diagnostics of gardnerellosis

A swab for culture helps to identify pathogens of gardnerellosis: Mobiluncus spp, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Mycoplasma hominis. It is very important to determine the number of bacteria. If lactobacilli present in the vagina in small numbers, and pathogenic microorganisms - mainly, the doctor easily puts the correct diagnosis.

Treatment of gardnerellosis

The woman is prescribed "Metronidazole" in the form of tablets and gel for local application, "Clindamycin, immunomodulators, physiotherapy. Despite the fact that the disease is not related to an STD, the course of treatment is rational to hold all sexual partners at the same time. Although it is still considered that this does not reduce the frequency of exacerbations of gardnerellosis in women.