• uterine
  • Loss of fluid may be associated with the fetus becoming easier to feel through the belly (due to the loss of the surrounding fluid), decreased uterine size, or meconium (fetal stool) seen in the fluid. (wikipedia.org)
  • endocervical
  • Failure to obtain adequate ectocervical, endocervical, or vaginal cell population is suboptimal for evaluation. (labcorp.com)
  • This is the most commonly used method and requires an endocervical, vaginal, or penile swab specimen for examination under a microscope. (wikipedia.org)
  • uterus
  • Douching may also wash bacteria into the uterus and Fallopian tubes, causing fertility problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease or pelvic inflammatory disorder (PID) is an infection of the upper part of the female reproductive system namely the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, and inside of the pelvis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sac (consisting of 2 membranes, the chorion and amnion) contains amniotic fluid, which surrounds and protects the fetus in the uterus (womb). (wikipedia.org)
  • After rupture, the amniotic fluid leaks out of the uterus, through the vagina. (wikipedia.org)
  • suppository
  • pessary (a vaginal suppository) made of various acidic substances (crocodile dung is alleged) and lubricated with honey or oil, which may have been somewhat effective at killing sperm. (mcgill.ca)
  • Antibiotics
  • If damage has already occurred in the reproductive organs, antibiotics will not be able to reverse it but will stop further spread of the infection. (kidshealth.org)
  • medications
  • If pain and other problems persist despite taking medications, a surgeon may need to remove a section of damaged cervical tissue by freezing it, cauterizing it with a laser , or excising it with a scalpel. (wisegeek.com)
  • You may be asked to avoid douching, sexual intercourse or using any vaginal medications before your visit, for accurate test results. (bcm.edu)
  • biopsy
  • If clinical tests are inconclusive, the gynecologist may perform a tissue biopsy to rule out more serious problems, such as cervical cancer. (wisegeek.com)
  • tissue
  • The affected body part may swell due to accumulation of fluid in the tissue or may become reddened due to an excessive accumulation of blood. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Matrix metalloproteinases are inhibited by tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs) which are found at lower levels in PPROM amniotic fluid. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • Other factors that may increase the incidence of VVC include the use of douches, perfumed feminine hygiene sprays, topical antimicrobial agents, and tight, poorly ventilated clothing and underwear. (diagnose-me.com)
  • pregnancy
  • In some cases douching may force the ejaculate further into the vagina, increasing the chance of pregnancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • pre-ejaculate fluid can cause pregnancy, modern research has shown that pre-ejaculate fluid does not contain viable sperm. (mcgill.ca)
  • Low levels of fluid around the fetus also increase the risk of umbilical cord compression and can interfere with lung and body formation in early pregnancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • While all forms of birth control can generally be used by young people, long-acting reversible birth control such as implants, IUDs, or vaginal rings are more successful in reducing rates of teenage pregnancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • complications
  • Women who suspect they might have experienced premature rupture of membranes should be evaluated promptly in the hospital to determine whether a rupture of membranes has indeed occurred, and to be treated appropriately to avoid infection and other complications. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • Women were randomly assigned to use either a newly designed and marketed douche product or a soft cloth towelette. (wikipedia.org)
  • There was little or no indication of a greater risk of PID among women assigned to use the douche product (versus soft cloth towelette). (wikipedia.org)
  • Untreated infection in women may cause pelvic inflammatory disease and possible infertility due to the resulting scarring. (wikipedia.org)
  • Screening women at risk for chlamydial infection followed by treatment decreases the risk of PID. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most women will experience a painless leakage of fluid out of the vagina. (wikipedia.org)