Question : I am a working mother aged 37 years old. I had an operation to remove my uterine fibroid as well my uterus, but I still experience a few drops of blood flow for a few days every month. The doctor gave me antibiotics and asked me to come and see him while having my period as he wanted to investigate where the blood comes from. Currently I'm having a lot of water- like discharge without an offensive smell. Could you advise on what I can do with my problem?
Answer : YOU may need to confirm with the medical practitioner the real cause for the discharge. The problem could be bacterial vaginosis or yeast vaginitis. The vaginal flora has good and bad bacteria to ensure the ecology of the vagina remains balanced for good urogenital health.
However, many factors contribute to an imbalance of vaginal micro-flora such as poor personal hygiene, wearing very tight underwear, a diet high in refined carbohydrates, frequent use of antibiotics, low immunity, and prolonged stress. In some cases, it may be due to sexual intercourse with an infected person.
Various studies have shown promising results in the treatment and prevention of urogenital infections (UGI). Studies indicate that the beneficial strains Lactobacillus GR-1 and Lactobacillus RC-14 reduce the risks of UGI and are safe for daily consumption. The Lactobacilli stops invading bacteria from adhering to the urethral and vaginal surfaces, and this protects against infection and restores the normal bacteria balance once infection has taken place.
You may try taking a probiotics supplement containing these two strains of Lactobacilli. The strength of 5 billion c.f.u. to 10 billion c.f.u. can help to replenish the good bacteria microflora in the vagina to fight the bad bacteria.