Bacterialvaginosis is a disease that's caused by the overgrowth of a type of bacteria that's called Gardnerella vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis. And as the name might suggest, this is the most common vaginal infection. Now I wanna put these really big quotes
around the term infection because the thing that's interesting about Gardnerella vaginalis is that it's a bacteriathat's naturally foundthe vagina. Now some may consider this to be a sexually transmitted infection, which is interestingbecause it doesn't cause
any problems until there'stoo much of it there. So when we look to the causes of bacterial vaginosis, they are all things that change the vaginal environment. That can include acts like douching, so douching, or rinsing of the vagina. The other is having newor multiple sex partners.
And finally, another known cause is the use of antibiotics. This could bethe case of somebody that has a throat infection or a pneumonia that's on antibiotics which will then attackthe bacteria that exists within the vagina andallow Gardnerella vaginalis to overgrow and cause bacterial vaginosis.
So we've touched a little bit on it here, but I wanna aw it out. So when we talk about the pathophysiology of a disease, we'retalking about the mechanism by which that disease occurs. Soorder to understandthe pathophysiology of bacterial vaginosis, we need to take a look at a sample of bacteria
that existsthe vagina. So I'll aw out someGardnerella vaginalis bacteria, and so I'll put this upour key. This is the symbol forGardnerella vaginalis. And I'll aw a few of them around here, but I also wanna show that there are a lot of other bacteriathat existthis sample. So if you really look at it here,
Cervical Mucus After Conception
I need to know about cervical mucus afterconception. If you conceived, you're going to be dealingwith a little bundle of joy leaking all over the placea few months. Why worry aboutit nowé I want to know if I conceived. If you were already monitoring your cervicalmucus regarding your fertility, you'd know it turned clear, watery and thin when youwere ovulating. That was to make it easier for sperm to getin. After you've ovulated, it goes back to beingwhite, thick and gooey.
I know it does that after the ovulation window.What does it do if I actually conceiveé The cervical mucus goes back to being white,thick, gooey. And after conception, it tends to be thicker than before. That can happen if you have an STD or yeastinfection too. True, but a yeast infection causes a fishyodor, while an STD can cause changesthe mucus color to yellow or orange because bloodis mixed in. But if you think you have an STD, you need to see a . The OB did not say anything last time I wasthere.
Technically, life is a sexually transmitteddisease too, though you do get a cute little baby at the end. That's what I'd like to see. If you conceive, you'll usually see morecervical mucus production. And the cervix itself will change. I know it dilates to around ten inches tolet the kid out. The cervix is usually highthe body. Duringovulation, it is usually lower than normal. I guess if I'm already reachingto feelthe mucus, I might as well feel its loion.
It feels like a nose tip at its normal hardness.When you are ovulating, it becomes softer, before becoming harder again. What does it do if I conceivedé Then the cervix remains somewhat soft butrises a little higher than it was when you ovulated but not as high as when you weren'tpregnant. And I'd see all the changes that come withpregnancy. The primary one of which should be a pregnancytest, since that's way more accurate than trying to read your body's signals.
After a couple of months, the growing breastsand belly would be a sure sign. Perhaps, but reading cervical mucus is oneof those easy to understand signals of fertility, which is why women use it to find out whenthey are ovulating. Why do not more women monitor it to see ifthey are pregnanté Because not having a period is a surer betthat they are pregnant.
Signs You Are Pregnant Right After Conception
What are the signs you are pregnant rightafter conceptioné You have that nagging feeling you should haveused contraception. Technically, the sperm is still swimming tomeet the egg at that point. Your morning after hangover lasts a coupleweeks. That would be morning sickness. But I didno think it started right after conception. The nausea and food aversions often startas soon as the embryo implants and starts generating hormone. I've heard of food aversions during pregnancy.You get women who get sick at the sight of
meat. If you go out for a steak dinner a week afteryour last date and the gourmet meal is suddenly nausea inducing, you might be pregnant. Or they used expired meat. Pregnancy can heighten sensitivity to smellbefore food aversions kick in. So if you know that someone put a spoonful of cinnamon inthe chili, or a coworker had tuna fish sandwiches for lunch two hours ago, you might be pregnant. Or hypersensitive.
If you've always been sensitive to varioussmells, that might not chance except the smell of meat and fish now making you ill. Unless you're a vegetarian. But if your newfound super sense of smellkicks in, a baby may be to blame. I hope that goes away before I have the baby. It usually goes awaythe second trimesterof pregnancy. For some unfortunate women, though, the nausea lasts all nine months. So if I have a stomach bug that won't goaway, I might be pregnant.
Yes, and if it is really bad, you are statisticallymore likely to have a girl. If I were vegetarian, I'd be more likelyto have a girl too. The surest sign you are pregnant right afterconception is an early pregnancy test. Do it too early, and you'll get false negatives. Some of the more advanced digital tests giveyou a question mark if there is not enough pregnancy hormone to give a definite positiveresult. The last thing I thought anyone could do isflunk a pregnancy test. There's a reason they sell early pregnancytestsbulk.
That'ssets of three and five. If youneed more tests than that to tell you that you're pregnant, you probably are not. Ifdoubt, try the test again tomorrow.If you're pregnant, the hormones should be twenty five to fifty percent higher thanyesterday. And if I wait long enough, I'll have a sureanswer due to a delayed period. In case you're anxious about getting pregnantto the point the stress interferes with your fertility. But wait a few months, and everyonewill know.