Infectious diseases characterized by inflammation are excluded by culture or molecular studies, and atrophic vaginitis
and retained foreign bodies (especially retained tampons) can produce a similar picture.
Efficacy and safety of vaginal estriol and progesterone in postmenopausal women with atrophic vaginitis
All of the women were on an adjuvant aromatase inhibitor or a selective estrogen receptor modulator, and had been using a vaginal estrogen for an average of 20 months to treat severe atrophic vaginitis
All of the women were on an adjuvant aromatase inhibitor or selective estrogen receptor modulator and had been using a vaginal estrogen for an average of 20 months to treat severe atrophic vaginitis
Pelvic and rectal examination to identify physical features that may directly affect urinary incontinence: prolapsed uterus or bladder, prostate enlargement, significant constipation or fecal impaction, use of a urinary catheter, atrophic vaginitis
, distended bladder, bladder spasms
Factors that can put postmenopausal women at greater risk include incontinence, prolapse, atrophic vaginitis
, and prior UTIs.
Assessment should include factors that cause transient/reversible incontinence (such as urinary tract fection, urinary retention, dehydration, delirium, restricted mobility, atrophic vaginitis
, urethritis, fecal impaction, ai polypharmacy).
Pelvic examination should identify presence of atrophic vaginitis
(dry, pale vaginal mucosa), pelvic pro-lapse (cystocele, enterocele, vaginal vault prolapse, or rectocele), vaginal lesions, cervical or uterine masses, and pelvic floor tone.
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) infusion not only builds bones, and prevents cancer, it reduces serum cholesterol (protecting heart health) and helps maintain strong pelvic tissues --thus preventing incontinence, lowered libido, atrophic vaginitis
, and uterine prolapse.
The examination should include: (1) assessment for neurologic diseases (stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, hydrocephalus, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, peripheral neuropathies, and tumors) and mental evaluation; (2) identification of general medical illnesses (heart failure, orthostatic hypotension, arthritis, peripheral vascular insufficiency, constipation, diabetes); and (3) pelvic examination to assess atrophic vaginitis
, pelvic mass, pelvic-floor muscle strength, pelvic organ prolapse; palpation of the anterior vaginal wall and urethra to elicit urethral discharge or tenderness; and rectal examination for skin irritation, symmetry of gluteal creases, perineal sensation, tone and voluntary control of the anal sphincter, rectal masses, and prostatic enlargement.
Physical findings among the women included 68 cases of vaginismus, 1 case of vaginal agenesis, and 6 cases of atrophic vaginitis
Basically, the tissues in and around the vagina become thinner and prone to infection and inflammation - a condition known as atrophic vaginitis
Table 4 analyzes detailed categories of misinterpretation of HSIL within the PAP-Edu program, including LSIL, NILM, reparative changes, Trichomonas vaginitis, cellular changes consistent with herpes simplex virus, atrophic vaginitis
, fungal organisms consistent with Candida species, and follicular cervicitis.
Gynoflor, a product licensed to Acerus in Canada by Medinova AG, is an ultra-low dose vaginal estrogen therapy with the addition of lactobacillus, for the treatment of atrophic vaginitis
, certain vaginal infections and to restore a healthy vaginal environment.
Pathognomonic skin findings can be obscured by irritant contact dermatitis caused by unnecessary medications or overwashing, atrophic vaginitis
, and/or rubbing and scratching.