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Warts its symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment

Warts – Its Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Warts are normally hard growths that are painful and are caused by a viral or bacterial infection, which can occur in different parts of the body. There are different types of Warts and its healing takes from weeks to months based on adequate treatment.

Types of Common Warts

  1. Common Warts: These types of warts are common and found in different areas of body parts such as elbow, fingers, Knee, and hands.
  1. Mosaic warts: Warts found under the toes.
  1. Filiform Warts: These occur over face and looks similar to thread-like or finger-shaped.
  1. Flat warts: Mostly found on face, shoulders, arms, and knee. 
  1. Plantar Warts: These warts are painful and are found on the soles of feet.
  1. Genital warts: These warts are common in the genital area and are sexually transmitted.

Symptoms of Warts

Warts are found weeks or months of post transmission. They are found to be small in size and are usually rough. The symptoms might not be the same  in all cases, but the normal symptoms are:

  1. Pain
  2. Bleeding 
  3. Itching

Causes of Warts

The causes of warts are mentioned as follows:

  1. Having contact with someone’s skin who has HPV(Human papillomavirus)
  1. Exposure to infected surfaces such as places at the gym, common washrooms, etc
  1. Exchanging or sharing personal hygiene accessories such as Razors and towels.
  1. If you found a wart on a particular part of your body, there are chances that you might spread it to other areas of your body by touching it.
  1. Sharing of sex toys

Prevention of Warts

The following preventions can be adapted to stay away from the spread of warts:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly, most of the time in a day.
  2. Disinfect the area of the skin which has slit or lesions.
  3. Try to use flip flops made of rubber while using common washrooms or at the gym.

Treatment for Warts

Mostly the treatment for the warts is suggested by a dermatologist as it is related to skin and the treatment is as follows:

  1. Laser treatment: This procedure includes treating the affected area by high precise intervention without considering the neighbor tissues.
  2. Cryotherapy: In this procedure, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze warts.
  3. Cantharidin: By applying this composite on the wart, it will extinguish and the doctor can remove it after a couple of days.
  4. Electrodesiccation: The treatment is given by heating an instrument , almost similar to a spoon and this electrically heated instrument is used on the affected area till the wart is removed

But the treatment for the genital warts is treated based on the number, size, and position of warts. If you are suffering the symptoms of warts in the genital area and are seeking to consult the professional gynaecologist, you can consult with Mrs. Sarah Hussain, the leading female gynaecologist in London. Request a call for treatment.

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Vaginitis - its Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

Vaginitis – its Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

Around 90% of the women in the world suffer from a frequent gynecological problem .i.e; Vaginitis. It is a soreness of the vagina and vulva, causing irritation, pain, and discharge. There are three different types of vaginitis:

Types of Vaginitis

  1. Trichomoniasis
  2. Yeast infection
  3. Bacterial vaginosis

Symptoms of Vaginitis

The main symptoms are as follows:

  1. Pain in the abdominal
  2. An unusual discharge with different colour, smell, and amount.
  3. Inflammation and redness in the vagina.
  4. Irritation or itching.
  5. Pain during urinating or intercourse.
  6. Bleeding that appears faded or spotting.

Main Causes of Vaginitis

The causes of Vaginitis are as follows:

  1. Hormonal: Due to decreased oestrogen levels and a decrease in the inner lining of the vagina, atrophic vaginitis is common in postmenopausal women.
  2. Allergies: Allergic reactions take place due to the use of medicines, condoms, lubricants, the quality of underwear used, or even due to the laundry detergents.
  3. Bacterial Vaginosis: This is caused due to the imbalance of bacteria found in the vagina and most probably linked to the sexual activity, but sometimes not.
  4. Yeast infection: It is caused due to change in the balance of the candida fungi in the vagina due to the pregnancy or use of antibiotics.:
  5. Trichomoniasis: It is a sexually transmitted infection  (STI) which is caused by a parasite.

Prevention of Vaginitis

 In order to prevent vaginitis, it is advisable to:

  1. Use a quality cotton undergarment.
  2. Avoid using sanitary products or scented soaps and perfumes for washing the vagina.
  3. Practice to clean or wipe from back to front when going to the toilet.
  4. Have safe sex using condoms.

 It is always said that “Prevention is better than cure” and If you found irritation that might be the symptoms of vaginitis, it should be treated by a professional gynaecologist. If you find any of the above symptoms that show the sign of Vaginitis, you can consult with Mrs. Sarah Hussain, the leading female gynaecologist in London. Request a call for treatment.

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thrush symptoms causes and treatment

Thrush: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Women sometimes ignore a few issues related to gynae, which they wouldn’t find it to be serious, but if ignored might lead to serious problems. One such condition is Thrush which is basically a yeast infection, which can even affect men and babies. It is not a serious problem but if left untreated might be uncomfortable and might repeatedly turn back. It can be mainly present in genital areas or in the mouth as oral thrush.

Symptoms of  Thrush:

  1. Vaginal discharge, white in color mostly looks like cottage cheese but doesn’t smell.
  2. Uneasiness due to itching and irritation around the vaginal area.
  3. A sensation of picking and soreness during sex or during urinating.

Symptoms of Oral Thrush:

  1. Slit at the corners of the mouth
  2. Tasting ability is lost due to sore tongue or gums.
  3. Finding difficulty in eating and drinking
  4. A sense of bad taste within the mouth

Thrush can even be found over other parts of the body such as the groin areas, armpits, and in between the fingers.

Causes of Thrush

Although it isn’t classified under sexually transmitted infection, thrush still gets transmitted through sexual contact. Moist, warm areas favor the growth of thrush and it can also develop due to obstruction in the balance of bacteria.

Following are the conditions that lead to thrush

  1. Low immune system
  2. Your skin has a blemish or damaged
  3. You have diabetes that isn’t properly diagnosed.
  4. Intake of antibiotics, as they can kill both healthy as well as disease-causing bacteria
  5. Consuming oral contraceptives
  6. Pregnancy

Treatment for Thrush

  1. The treatment for oral thrush can be treated using a mouth gel, which lasts a week
  2. After the medication or gradual use of gel or cream for a week, there affected areas by thrush should be recovered.
  3. The basic treatment to treat thrush is to make use of antifungal medicine, which can be an oral medicine, tablet to be inserted into the vagina or cream to soothe the condition.

The condition and symptoms may look less risky but if avoided may lead to serious condition. And if thrush is found to occur repeatedly, you need to immediately consult your gynecologist for the treatment.

If you are feeling discomfort due to the effects of thrush and are looking for the best gynaecologist, you can consult with Mrs. Sarah Hussain, the leading female gynaecologist in London. Request a call for treatment.

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What are types, Treatment, diagnosis of rectocele

What are Types, Treatment and Diagnosis of rectocele?

In our previous blog, we have discussed what is Rectocele? What are the symptoms and causes of Rectocele? Now in this, we will look into what are the types and treatments of Rectocele? Let’s start.

Childbirth, age and a variety of other factors can cause normally tough, fibrous, the sheet-like divider between the rectum and vagina to weaken. Most people can treat Rectocele at home, but in case of severe may need surgery. There are different types of Rectocele, and they are: 

What are the kinds of Rectocele?

  • A rectocele is a type of pelvic organ prolapse. Women with Rectocele, the rectum bulges into the back wall of the vagina. 
  • The urinary bladder bulges into the frontal wall of the vagina are known as an Anterior vaginal wall prolapse or cystocele.
  • The uterus sags down into the vagina is known as uterine prolapse
  • The top of the vagina bulges down after a hysterectomy

Rectocele prolapse may vary in severity. Some may experience different types of prolapse at the same time, such as Anterior and Posterior vaginal wall prolapse.

Diagnosis of Rectocele

Diagnosis of prolapse vaginal prolapse generally occurs during a pelvic exam of your vagina and rectum. During the pelvic exam, your female consultant gynaecologist will ask you:

  • To bear if having a bowel movement which may cause the posterior vaginal prolapse to bulge, so your consultant gynaecologist can assess its size and location.
  • To tighten your pelvic muscles as if you are stopping a stream of urine. This test checks the strength of your pelvic muscles.
  • MRI or X-ray can determine the size of the tissue bulge
  • Defecography can determine how efficiently your rectum empties

What are the treatments of Rectocele?

The treatment for Rectocele will depend on the severity of the posterior vaginal prolapse. Your private gynaecologist will recommend the following treatments such as: 

  • Observation: If posterior vaginal prolapse causes few or no symptoms, simple self-care measures such as performing kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles which may give relief.
  • Pessary: A vaginal pessary is a rubber ring inserted into the vagina to help the bulging tissues. A pessary must be eliminated regularly for cleaning. 

Surgery for Rectocele

Surgical repairs will be preferred:

  • If the posterior vaginal prolapse protrudes outside your vagina.
  • If you have prolapse of other pelvic organs in addition to posterior vaginal prolapse that is bothersome. 

The surgery uses a vaginal approach and usually consists of removing excess, stretched tissue that forms the posterior vaginal prolapse. A mesh patch will be inerted to support and stretched tissue that forms the posterior vaginal prolapse. A mesh patch might be inserted to support and strengthen the fascia. 

If you are facing Rectocele, our female consultant gynaecologist Mrs Sarah Hussain will help you treat this with world-class treatment. Please schedule an appointment for a call now.

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What is Rectocele? What are cuases and symptoms of Rectocele?

What is Rectocele? What are the causes and symptoms of Rectocele?

Rectocele is a posterior Vaginal wall prolapse that occurs when the thin wall of tissues can lead to posterior vaginal prolapse. Childbirth and other manners that place pressure on the pelvic tissues can lead to posterior vaginal prolapse.  There will be no signs and symptoms with a mall prolapse.

If the posterior vaginal prolapse is large, it may cause a bulge of tissue through the vaginal opening. This bulge may be uncomfortable but sometimes causes pain. If this was not that severe, then self-care measures and other nonsurgical options are effective. If there is severe posterior vaginal prolapse that might require surgical repair.

Let’s check the symptoms of Posterior prolapse,

What are the symptoms of Posterior prolapse?

Here are the posterior vaginal symptoms:

  • Sexual matters such as feeling ashamed or sensing looseness in the tone of your vaginal tissue.
  • Difficulty of rectal pressure or fullness
  • Soft Bulge of tissue in your vagina that might point through the vaginal opening.
  • A sensation of rectal pressure or fullness
  • Feeling that the rectum has not completely removed after a bowel movement.

Most of the women with posterior vaginal prolapse also experience prolapse of other pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus. 

What are the causes of Posterior Vaginal Prolapse?

Here are the causes of Posterior Vaginal Prolapse 

  • Pressure on the pelvic floor 
  • Chronic constipation or straining with bowel movements
  • Chronic cough or bronchitis
  • Repeated heavy lifting
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Pregnancy and childbirth

What are the risk factors of Rectocele?

Here are the risk factors that increase the risk of rectocele:

  • Genetics: Some women may born with weaker connective tissues in the pelvic area which will naturally lead to posterior vaginal prolapse.
  • Childbirth: Women who gave birth through the vagina, then there is a high risk of developing posterior vaginal prolapse. Even if women had tears in the tissue between the vaginal opening and anus that extend the hole of the vagina during the childbirth you are at high risk. 
  • Ageing: Muscles get to lose as you grow older. Their elasticity and nerve function causing muscles to stretch or weaken.
  • Obesity: Gain weight may stress on pelvic tissues.

If you are facing Rectocele, then you need to have a call with Mrs Sarah Hussain the leading Female gynaecologist in London. Request a call for treatment now.

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