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Recurrent Vaginal Infection and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid)

The female reproductive system is one of the complex systems in a woman’s body. Though open and prone to infections, proper understanding of the female anatomy is necessary for the prevention of vaginal infection. It’s important to practice steps that protects the body from infections and other related health problems. When vaginal infection keeps coming back even with multiple treatment, it’s termed “recurrent”.  Different complications ranging from pelvic inflammatory disease (pid), ectopic pregnacy, infertility, chronic pelvic pain etc.. has been associated with recurrent vaginal infection.

The female reproductive system is made of two vital organs, the external and internal organs. The external organ comprises of the vulva, which houses the vaginal opening, the clitoris, the hymen etc. unfortunately, a lot of people mistakenly use the term “vagina” to describe all female reproductive organs. The internal organ comprises of the vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Vaginal infection is an infection caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites or viruses growing in and around the vagina or sometimes the vulva. Oftentimes, when one is exposed to this bacteria or viruses and start experiencing symptoms like discharge, itching, or even pains, its expected that proper consultation, diagnosis and treatment is carried out to prevent recurrence. However, the reverse is the case. Individuals who often self medicate or visit quacks or take certain concoctions when exposed to vaginal infection are most likely to come down with another episode of the same bacteria infection.

In the case of PID, with continuous exposure to certain bacteria like C. trachomatis or N. gonorrhoeae, the cervical mucus which acts as a barrier preventing bacteria from entering the uterus and other internal organs can become less effective and this will enable the movement of the bacteria from the vagina or cervix to other vital internal organs like the uterus, ovary, fallopian tubes thereby causing blockage and inflammation. With pid, one may start to experience symptoms like pain in the lower abdomen, pain during sex or unusual vaginal discharge discharge after sex. Also if pid is not properly diagnosed and treated, it can result in other complications like infertililty or ectopic pregnancy.

To reduce your risk of pelvic inflammatory disease:

  • Talk to your health expert about your recurrent vaginal infection for proper treatment and practice steps to avoid recurrence.
  • stay away from sexual activity during the course of treatment.
  • Get tested after treating vaginal infection to ensure no bacteria growth.
  • Practice safe sex. Use condoms every time you have sex, limit your number of partners and ask about a potential partner’s sexual history.
  • Don’t douche. Douching upsets the balance of bacteria in your vagina

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Staphylococcus and Candida Infections that Keep Coming Back

Some patients complain about recurrent STIs or UTIs. A recurrent infection is one that keeps coming back even after treatment. It’s often disheartening to see that the money one spent in buying medications seem a waste when a treated infection comes back, and this has driven people to try different uncertified herbal concoctions (which may damage the kidneys). 

Here are possible reasons why your infection keeps coming back even after multiple treatments. 

Mistreatment: Your infection may not go if not properly diagnosed and treated by a medical expert or if you self medicate. 

Treatment failure: when one uses substandard medications for treatment, the infecting organism may not be totally killed, but may hibernate and show up stronger later. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. 

Poor Hygiene: A woman’s body is very delicate and if we don’t practice good hygiene like hand washing, one may still be exposed to infection even after treatment. This also includes letting a man insert an unwashed finger into the vagina. 

Low Immunity: This can result from multiple antibiotic use, misuse of antibiotics or multiple diseases exposure. Certain treatments for infection can alter the balance of the normal floral which helps you fight infection as such making you prone to more infections. Ask for your immune boosters here 

Public toilets: this one is a no brainer. Women are advised to be careful when they’re using a public toilet especially in places where hygiene is less practiced. 

Further, having unprotected sex while on a treatment course for a particular infection can worsen your condition and can cause reinfection or super-infection. Improper washing of intimate body wears may also result in a reinfection during or after treatment. It’s advisable to use pant liners during treatment. 

Other reasons include: 

* Having multiple sex partners 

* Wiping from back to front after toilet. 

* Not peeing after sex 

* Holding back urine for a long time 

* too much alcohol intake, cigarette/ hemp smoking and poor sleep. This may weaken your immune system. 

When infections keep coming back, and don’t get properly treated, it can result in Infertility or cause damage to one’s reproductive organ.

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