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Intimate hygiene and intimate ailments: is it still linked?

Intimate hygiene and intimate ailments are often linked, but there are other reasons that can cause these ailments. From the first moments of her life, a little girl's genitals require special attention. A woman in the making, her genitals will continue to evolve until she reaches sexual maturity. From puberty until menopause , women will go through physiological phenomena that oscillate between the rise and fall of hormones . These hormonal fluctuations are accompanied by disorders, pain in the lower abdomen , which can be benign or acute, going so far as to directly affect the reproductive system. Here you will discover the causes of these ailments and how appropriate intimate hygiene can help or make these ailments worse.
Women's secrets: intimate hygiene and intimate ailments
Gynecological complaints: how to differentiate them?
Signs and pathologies
At least 3 out of 4 women are subject, during their life, to bothersome gynecological infections that are not serious. We are going to make a list to learn how to recognize them.
Vaginal discharge is normal secretion which reflects the good hormonal distribution of estrogen . They are used to naturally protect and clean the vagina. Overall, they help regulate and balance the vaginal flora by expelling impurities. These discharges are thicker and more abundant before menstruation and during early pregnancy. However, when they become odorous and take on a different appearance, such as a change in color, it is better to consult because more or less violent itching will appear in the vulva and vagina. Itching may be a sign of vaginal yeast infection caused by a fungus, candida albicans .
Likewise, estrogens are involved because at the end of the cycle just before menstruation, glycogen is produced under the effect of these hormones. It is a sugar contained in the vagina which promotes the multiplication of these fungi. Antibiotic and cortisone-based treatments can cause an imbalance in the vaginal flora and also trigger fungal infections .
Other factors
Also, other factors are also involved such as:
  • Wearing tight clothing ;
  • Excessive and too frequent intimate hygiene ;
  • A cleanser for your intimate hygiene that is too aggressive;
  • The stress ;
  • A contraceptive ;
  • A sexually transmitted disease ;
  • A drop in immunity due to certain diseases etc.
To put an end to it, an antifungal and probiotics based on lactobacilli will be necessary.
Cystitis is the second reason for consultation with prescription of antibiotics. It is a relatively benign urinary infection but can be accompanied by fever and pain, indicating the seriousness of the infection. Indeed, cystitis is located in the bladder and is due in 90% of cases to the proliferation of intestinal bacteria which have migrated to the vagina. It is characterized by a frequent urge to urinate, even a few drops, with a burning sensation during urination . Urine may be accompanied by blood, hematuria , be cloudy and smelly.
Bartholinitis appears in the labia minora when the Bartholin gland becomes blocked. Of infectious origin, the abscess is very painful and may be accompanied by redness. Medication treatment will be sufficient most of the time. Sometimes surgery may be necessary.
Vulvitis is inflammation of the vulva linked to irritation or bacterial infection. It manifests itself by swelling, itching, redness and pain.
It can also be a dermatological disease or excessive personal hygiene. Depending on the germ in question, an antibiotic treatment can rebalance the intimate flora.
Abnormal bleeding during and outside periods
It is during adolescence that the menstrual cycle begins with the appearance of the first periods. This cyclical phenomenon begins on the first day of the appearance of periods and lasts on average 28 days. He will need to adapt his care routine because intimate hygiene is disrupted (blood, bad odors, etc.).
It happens that we lose too much blood and/or that periods are prolonged: this is menorrhagia . To realize this, you just need to detect these unmistakable signs such as changing sanitary protection, clothes or sheets too often. These heavy periods with clots are sometimes accompanied by abdominal pain which alters the lives of the women who suffer from them. Sometimes anemia results from menorrhagia .
Most often, bleeding outside your period is not serious. They are called metrorrhagia or spotting . Indeed, the bleeding can be more or less abundant but if it is accompanied by other symptoms, it is better to make sure that everything is fine and consult a gynecologist because this situation is abnormal. First of all, the doctor will ensure that this blood loss is not due to a poorly implanted pregnancy because it is potentially fatal. Sometimes the embryo is outside the uterus. Apart from pregnancy, the causes of this untimely bleeding can be the consequence of hormonal disorders or be the sign of a more serious condition.
Abdominal pain and intimate disorders
Gynecological diseases
Pelvic pain is pain in the abdomen.
They can be a gynecological symptom that can affect and affect a woman's reproductive system. These pains vary in intensity and can become painful cramps , sometimes occurring in waves. They often appear during periods, they are dysmenorrhea. In addition, this is then a normal phenomenon since these contractions allow the expulsion of endometrial tissue.
Be careful, however, because having pain in the lower abdomen can also be a symptom that should lead to a consultation. Indeed, if it is frequent, unusual or intense and if your intimate hygiene deteriorates it could be:
  • Ovarian cyst : Usually benign, the swelling contains fluid and is found on one or both ovaries. This situation is abnormal if it is accompanied by chronic pain;
  • Ovarian torsion : Often associated with an ovarian cyst, the pain is similar to a stab because it is intense, sharp and may be accompanied by nausea. It will then be necessary to operate urgently;
  • Endometriosis : an asymptomatic, inflammatory and chronic disease, it is caused by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. These tissues are not expelled and migrate into the tubes, ovaries, vagina, etc. It can be accompanied by intense pain and bleeding. It is important to be able to make a diagnosis if you have endometriosis because infertility can occur.
Prevention is better than cure
It is useful to be able to consult a gynecologist at least once a year in order to have follow-up to reassure yourself and be sure that everything is going well.
There are several reasons why we may consult a gynecologist:
  • pain, bleeding and abnormal discharge ;
  • a need for contraception ;
  • an abnormal lump in the breast ;
  • during pregnancy ;
  • during infertility ;
  • at menopause .
Depending on the consultation, several types of examinations can be carried out such as:
  • a cervical smear to prevent cervical cancer and in particular when one becomes sexually active to detect sexually transmitted diseases;
  • a vaginal examination to internally examine the pelvic organs, vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries;
  • a pelvic ultrasound to visualize the internal genital tract;
  • palpation of the chest to detect a suspicious mass;
  • a medically assisted procreation course ;
  • during childbirth or a cesarean section if the gynecologist is also an obstetrician.
Our intimate flora is precious , it deserves special attention and delicate care.
You have to make sure you find the right balance so as not to neglect this fragile area because the key to good intimate health depends on paying particular attention to your diet as well as regular and effective intimate hygiene .
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