What the squirrels consist of
In themselves, the leucorrhoea basically consists of mucus, which has epithelial cells that separated from the walls of the woman's vagina. They also contain useful microorganisms that feed on epithelial cells and produce lactic acid. It is known that the mucous membranes of a healthy person, as well as the skin, are not at all sterile. We all live in a mutually beneficial commonwealth with millions of microorganisms that make up our normal microflora for the body. For example, in perfectly healthy women, the main inhabitant of the vagina is lactobacilli or lactic acid bacteria. Their share is about 95% of the entire flora. Thanks to them, lactic acid is produced, which provides support for the acidic environment of the vagina, which in turn plays the role of a protective barrier, preventing the possibility of excessive spread of other 20-30 species of bacteria. Negative effects reduce the number of lactobacilli, resulting in the acidity of the environment varies, and free space is occupied by other types of bacteria that normally live in the vagina of a woman in a small number.
What has the effect on the microflora?
The microflora of a woman's vagina, in particular its composition, can change under the influence of the following factors:
- due to the adoption of antibiotics or other antibacterial hormones, drugs;
- as a result of hormonal changes in the process of puberty, after childbirth, abortion, as well as in violation of menstrual functions;
- as a result of a decrease in immunity or allergy to something;
- the impact of stress or climate change;
- as a result of the use of intrauterine spirals or oral contraceptives;
- due to excessive vaginal douches, as well as the use of antibacterial soap and various antiseptic solutions for hygiene;
- as a result of the use of spermicides (preparations that kill spermatozoa, they enter the warehouse of vaginal tablets and contraceptive suppositories) and menstrual tampons;
- as a result of a violation of microbial composition and intestinal function.
The fluid in the leucorrhoea also includes fluid. Volumes of this fluid increase during pregnancy. If these secretions do not cause discomfort, irritation and do not smell strongly, then they are considered the norm. In this case, they can and should be reconciled with, as with something inevitable in pregnancy.
How will it adapt to new changes in the body?
Your assistant can be simple execution of simple rules. Try using non-flavored pads for everyday use, changing them 2-3 times a day. To be safe, you can temporarily exclude from use scented soap, fragrances and deodorants. It is also desirable to refrain from bath foam. The composition of all of the above products can include a fairly strong stimulus. It is strongly advised not to use tampons, as they significantly increase the possibility of getting infections in the birth canal.
As for the external genitalia, they need to be washed away with warm water, at least twice a day. Before the procedure of washing, you should wash your hands with soap and water. During the procedure, hand movements are made in the direction from the front to the rear, towards the anus. In no case can not do the opposite, because as a result, you can infect the vagina, and this is fraught with inflammatory diseases. For everyday care, the use of ordinary soap does not fit, you need to use special for intimate hygiene products, the warehouse of which is compiled taking into account its effect on the microecology of the vagina. It is not recommended to direct a strong jet in the vagina, it is also not recommended to use any sponges, as they can damage the sensitive skin on the genitals. In pregnancy, in no case can syringe, as this can disrupt the warehouse of the microflora of the vagina. This increases the likelihood of catching an infection. Also, syringing has an irritating effect on the uterus and as a result can lead to abortion. After the end of the procedure, you need to thoroughly dry your genitals with your towel. It must be remembered that a moist environment accompanies the rapid development of fungal infections.
During pregnancy it is recommended to use more often dairy products, which are rich in living cultures of bacteria. In addition to all this, it is recommended to eat foods that contain coarse dietary fiber. Every day, it is advisable to drink one cup of yogurt and this at a minimum. As for sweets, their use on the contrary should be limited, as their excess provides a favorable environment for the propagation of harmful microflora.
When do I need help from a doctor?
If during pregnancy your leucorrhoea starts to change color or starts to cause burning, irritation or itching, or they are accompanied by an unpleasant pungent odor, all this signals the onset of the disease. Therefore, you need to contact your gynecologist immediately. The doctor will be able to do the tests and determine the fungal or vaginal infection and, if necessary, will give you adequate treatment.
Remember, that the most alarming and dangerous for attending physicians and especially their patients are spotting. Their intensity is often very different - from barely smearing brownish to scarlet. Allocations that appeared in those days when the months would come without pregnancy, should not cause you pain. Allocations in small amounts may appear as so-called implantation bleeding. They happen at the time of attaching the egg and can last several hours. Bloody discharge can begin placental detachment in late terms, and ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage - in the early.
It goes without saying that the most dangerous and suspicious are pure blood extracts. However, you need to know that, for example, brown discharge can be the beginning of the same process, but its earlier manifestation, so they should in no case be left without attention.