My vaginal discharge smells like fish. I'm assuming this couldn't possibly bedue to a messy fish and chips dinner. No, way more intimate than someone constantlyspilling dinner in my lap. Then the most likely cause is due to an infection. I don't think I have a social disease. Well,I hope I don't have a sexual disease. If you have bacterial vaginosis caused bythe overgrowth of bacteria naturally down there, you can end up with a fishy odor. How could I have developed thaté
So much douching to remove any odor that youstripped away healthy bacteria, leaving the bad ones a fertile playground. If you said that about my digestive tract,the solution would be probiotics. If you have that type of discharge, you cantreat it by eating yogurt and hoping that circulates through your system to the vagina.Or you can take the direct route and put yogurt up there. That's as embarrassing to admit as a coloncleanse. You know that it is bacterial overgrowth ifit is worse after you have sex or if you're
suffering a UTI too. I don't see how a UTI could cause this. If you're wiping back to front, the poopbacteria that get into the urinary tract and cause a UTI will cause vaginosis too. What's a reason that doesn't have to dowith a playground being between two sewersé A fishy odor accompanied by a green dischargemeans you have trichomoniasis. It is sometimes called just trich, pronounced trick. *That I've heard of, but I don't knowanything about it.
Trichomoniasis is a protozoan infection, andit causes a sour or fishy smell. Then trich is a sexual disease. Yes, and they can cure it with antibiotics. What else could it beé If it smells like rotted meat down there,you may have forgotten a tampon. That's what can cause toxic shock syndrome. Yes, and rotted fish smells means you havethe vaginosis or severe yeast infection, plus the bacteria that can cause toxic shock syndrome.
Anything on that list necessitates gettingto a , and after which, only using ultrathick maxi pads. If the vaginal discharge smells bad and lookslike curds, you have a yeast infection. It is also more likely if the itching is bad,skin is red and it hurts when you pee or have sex. At least that I can treat with stuff fromthe store. And any other cause requires talking to a, yogurt or not.
A word of caution after woman infected by flesheating bacteria in Gulf
gt;gt; REALLY IT IS AFFECTING MY LIFE. I CAN'T WORK RIGHT NOW. I CAN'T DO ANYTHING PRODUCTIVE RIGHT NO CASEY: TWO WEEKS AGO, KELLY BLOMBERG WAS BEACH SURF FISHING NEAR GRAND ISLE.
gt;gt; WHENEVER I SHUFFLED MY FOOT, IT WENT DIRECTLY INTO THE MOUTH OF SOMETHING. BLOOD EVERYWHERE. AND IT WAS NOT STOPPING. CASEY: SHE CLEANED THE WOUND AND WENT TO THE HOSPITAL THE NEXT DAY AND STARTED TAKING
ANTIBIOTICS. gt;gt; A WEEK LATER MY FOOT WAS STILL HUGE, AND I'M STARTING TO HAVE LIKE DEAD TISSUE AROUND MY FOOT, SO I'M JUST WORRIED CASEY: WITHIN A WEEK WHAT WHAT STARTED AS TWO SMALL , SCRATCHES BECAME A DEEP, WIDE
WOUND ON HER FOOT. SHE WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND HAS UNDERGONE SURGERY TO REMOVE THE DEAD TISSUE AND GET A SKIN GRAFT. gt;gt; IT CAN BE EXTREMELY SERIOUS. CASEY: HER INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR, OBINNA NNEDU, SAYS WHILE
IN THE WATER, SHE CONTRACTED VIBRIO VULNIFICUS OR FLESHEATING BACTERI gt;gt; IF YOU HAVE AN OPEN WOUND AND YOU GO INTO THE SALT WATER OFF THE COAST OF LOUISIANA IN THE GULF, YOU CAN BE EXPOSED TO THIS BACTERIA.
THE OTHER WAY IS BY EATING RAW OYSTERS. CASEY: DOCTOR NNEDU SAYS THE SPREAD OF THE BACTERIA HAPPENS WITHIN IN FOUR TO SIX HOURS AND INCLUDES REDNESS, SWELLING, AND HIGH FEVER. PEOPLE WITH WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEMS,
Flesh Eating Bacteria On Florida Beaches
Spending some time swimming in warm oceanwaters this summeré You could be bathing in a sea of flesh eating bacteria. Hey I'm Carin for DNews and today I'vegot a warning for folks hitting the beach in any of the Gulf Coast states. The healthdepartment in Sarasota, Florida has confirmed that infection by the bacterium Vibrio vulnificusis responsible for at least one recent death there. In fact, it's responsible for 10deaths so far this year. According to a study in the journal al Infectious Diseases100 people are infected each year, resulting in approximately 50 deaths. This bacteriumis particularly harmful because it can infect
us in two different ways. First, we can contractit by eating raw or undercooked seafood like oysters, and second, it can invade our bodiesthrough preexisting lesions cuts, scrapes, blisters. Once you get infected, you will feel the symptomsright away and they are violent. If ingested, the bacterium causes severe stomach ache,vomiting, diarhhea and septicemia a lifethreatening condition that worsens extremely quickly.If the Vibrio bacteria are contracted through a skin lesion, wound infection can cause tissuebreakdown, resulting in large disfiguring ulcers that require skin grafts or even limbamputation. In both cases immediate treatment
with antibiotics is critical, patients nottreated for 3 days after being infected have a death rate of 100%. Now, why isn't the world in a mass panicover this deadly bacteriaé Well, it's actually a normal part of the microbial communitiesin most tropical coastal waters. But having skin lesions puts you at a much greater riskof contracting an infection. If you have an open sore of any kind, it's not a greatidea to go swimming in Sarasota right now. If you do have a cut or you get one from asharp coral or sea urchin spine disinfect it right away! And, if you're a connoisseurof raw oysters, it may be a good idea to focus
on ones from cooler Northern climates. Vigilanceis key in preventing an infection by this bacteria. In addition, experts note that thosewith compromised immune systems and notably with liver disease, are much more likely tocontract an infection than healthy individuals. What makes the bacteria so lethal is a toxinlocated in its cell walls. It's called a lipopolysaccharide or LPS, and interestingly,females are protected against its effects by the production of estrogen. Almost allreported cases of infection by Vibrio bacteria are in males, not females. Studies lookingat the effects of LPS done in rats showed a rapid death rate for males but not females;however, when females had their ovaries removed
both sexes exhibited the same death rates.In addition to the LPS, the bacteria contain a number of other compounds that facilitateits virulence and infection rate, including numerous tissue degrading enzymes. Vibrio bacteria are especially virulent inthe warm summer months, they actually go into a more dormant state when water temperaturesare cooler. Because they thrive in warm waters, overall increases in ocean temperatures dueto global warming means that their ranges are expanding. As temperatures continue toclimb, scientists expect a parallel increase in death rate caused by Vibriorelated infections.
Do you think that risk of a potentially deadlybacteria will keep you out of the wateré Let us know in the comments below and keep comingback for more DNews every day of the week.