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After delivery got loop inserted. Having white discharge. Taken 3 VC for vaginal infection, no help. Advise?

Mar 2016
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have delivered a baby 8 months back. got a loop inserted 4 months later that is in Feb. post that getting lot of white discharge. Sometimes it poisons after the discharge. Had also taken medication for vaginally infection 3 VC. It was Ok for sometime n now again getting pale yellow discharge and a lot of irritation around the urine area. Please advise
Posted Fri, 21 Jun 2013 in Birth Control
Answered by Dr. S Patra 54 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

You are currently suffering from recurrent vaginal infection. It may be caused by local irritation and inflammation of vaginal wall & cervix due to use of loop.

Removing the loop may eliminate your current problem and you can opt for other contraceptive method after consultation with gynecologist.

Here, you have to eliminate some other predisposing factors like:

1) Diabetes by doing one blood sugar (PPBS) test.
2) Presence of any type STD by undergoing complete STD panel.
3) Concurrent practice of vaginal & anal intercourse in alternate way during same session.
4) Other co-existence factors: irregular diet habit, non-maintenance of genital hygiene, hormonal imbalance, cervicitis/ vaginitis etc.

It may be aggravated by using chemical substance like lubricant/ jelly during sex or soap/ detergent/ other bath products or cosmetics, causing repeated friction & irritation inside vagina.

In this scenario, you must consult with a gynecologist regarding this for proper guidance through pelvic examination (with or without speculum) and relevant investigation (like vaginal swab test, urine examination etc).

You may require proper antibiotic treatment and vaginal suppository at bed time to get relief. Take prescribed medicine from your doctor.

Following life style changes are helpful to prevent future recurrence:

1) Take healthy diet with anti oxidant (like Vit-E, selenium, zinc, lycopene etc) supplements. Drink plenty of water/ juice for better systemic circulation.

2) Do not touch/ wipe out genital area too much. Also avoid inserting objects or douching inside vagina.

3) Maintain genital hygiene with proper shaving & cleaning. Do regular physical exercise for weight control by means of jogging/ walking/ treadmill etc.

4) Wear only clean & cotton underwear. Don't wear any tight fitting cloths or pants to avoid repeated friction/ irritation.

5) Avoid using any type of chemical cosmetics or soap or condoms. Try to avoid any type of sexual activity for at least 4 weeks.

6) Avoid stress/ tension/ mental upset by regular deep breathing (20-30 times)/ yoga. Take a sound sleep for complete relaxation.

Hope, above said information is sufficient & very much helpful to you. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Dr Soumen
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