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,
Discharge before period White discharge before period
Discharge before period When you are about to start your period, sometimesthere is a lot of white discharge that builds up very unpleasantly. The white dischargebefore your period is actually a form of mucus that is naturally produced from the neck ofthe wombâ€”scientifically called the cervix. The amount of white discharge will vary throughoutyour menstrual cycle and most pregnant women will get something that is known as a quot;pregnancydischargequot;. A healthy white discharge does not have astrong smell or color. There is the uncomfortable wetness, but you should not have any itchingor soreness around your vagina. If you are
experiencing those symptoms, then seek medicalhelp from your . Do I Have Normal or Abnormal Dischargeé Normal white discharge before period The white discharge before your period isactually completely normal and natural. The white discharge before your period is mainlyfrom the uterus and cervix, but is not a beginning of an infection. The white discharge thatyou are experiencing is only caused from congestion of your pelvis, which is why the white dischargeis really just mucus. A couple of days before your period, the process that leads to menstruationmay cause an initial leak of clear fluid;
this is not an infection, either. An excessivewhite or clear dischargethe middle of your period is quite common. Abnormal white discharge before period Typically, the vaginal discharge is normal,but there are some cases where the discharge can indie an infection. If your dischargeis not clear or white and it is really yellow or green, then you may have one of the followinginfections, or abnormal discharge: Yeast Infection A common infection that most women get aftersex, and sometimes randomly, is a yeast infection.
This is when the white discharge appears morelike cottage cheese. There are over the counter mediions that work just fine on this infectionand usually it is gonea week or less with proper treatment. Trichomoniasis: If the discharge has a smell like rotten eggsand is kind of frothy, then you more than likely have some kind of sexually transmitteddisease and need to get it taken care of immediately.
Why Your Boobs Hurt Before Your Period
Ow. Am I right, ladiesé Hello everyone! Welcome to another episodeof DNews. Amy here with you guys and gals today, and you gals specifically might haveexperienced sore breaststhe days leading up to your period. Premenstrual breast tenderness, properly calledquot;cyclical mastalgia,quot; or quot;cyclical mastodynia,â€� is extremely common with severity varyingbetween women. Some might feel a dull ache while others may experience stabbing or shootingpains. It all comes down to fluctuating hormones.Estrogen levels begin to risethe first
half of a menstrual cycle, causing the breastducts to enlarge. Once an egg is released from the ovary, the body produces progesteroneto help thicken the uterine lininganticipation of that egg being fertilized and implantedâ€” pregnancy. Progesterone also causes the milk glandsthe breasts to swell. It'sthe rising level of those two hormones that lead to breast soreness. But sore breasts could also be an indiorof fibrocystic breast disease, a condition that leads to large, noncancerous lumps appearingin the breast tissue before menstruation. They move when pushed but typically disappearonce menstruation begins.
The exact timing of the hormone levels changingvaries for each woman as do specific symptoms, thoughmost cases symptoms typically peakjust before menstruation. And it's more than just tenderness and soreness. Breasttissue at this pointa woman's cycle may become denser and have a bumpy, cobblestonelikefeeling, especiallythe outer areas of the breast. There may be a general lingeringdull pain and an overall sense of fullness leaving the breasts feeling heavy. Premenstrual breast soreness could be worseif you've just started taking hormonal birth control, like the pill. Breast soreness andenlargement is itself a side effect of the
pill along with weight gain. And of course, sore breasts is just one ofa wide array of premenstrual symptoms women are all too familiar with. Emotional symptomslike mood changes, physical symptoms like abdominal or even full body bloating, andcognitive symptoms like exhaustion. Premenstrual breast soreness affects roughly70% of women during their lifetime with up to about a third of women experiencing moderateto severe pain. And it's most common for women between the ages of 30 and 50. And unfortunately, there's not much to doabout it besides wait. But luckily, breast
soreness typically goes away as soon as yourperiod starts, or at least within a couple of days. So, ladies, any tips and tricks to share ondealing with premenstrual breast painé Let us knowthe comments below or you canch me on Twitter as @astVintageSpace. And don't forget to subscribe for more DNewsevery day of the week.