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  • swab
  • In the method, a body-fluid sample such as a vaginal swab sample or urine is obtained from the subject and contacted with an antibody specific against a Trichomonas adhesin peptide, forming an antibody-adhesin. (google.com.au)
  • The presence or absence of the complex establishes, with a reliability of at least 80%, in the case of a vaginal swab sample, and with a reliability of at least 40% in the case of a urine sample, the presence or absence, respectively, of Trichomonas infection in the subject. (google.com.au)
  • 5. The method of claim 1 , wherein said method is effective to detect Trichomonnas vaginalis infection from vaginal samples with a reliability of over 80% in a vaginal swab sample from a female subject and over 40% in a urine sample from a male or female subject. (google.com.au)
  • This is the most commonly used method and requires an endocervical, vaginal, or penile swab specimen for examination under a microscope. (wikipedia.org)
  • ejaculate
  • While the authors of the Krest Bitter Lemon study suggested its use as a postcoital douche, this is unlikely to be effective, as sperm begin leaving the ejaculate (out of the reach of any douche) within 1.5 minutes of deposition. (wikipedia.org)
  • condoms
  • Spermicides are believed to increase the contraceptive effectiveness of condoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, condoms that are spermicidally lubricated by the manufacturer have a shorter shelf life and may cause urinary-tract infections in women. (wikipedia.org)
  • Methods of prevention include not having sex, using condoms, not douching, and being tested for STIs before having sex with a new partner. (wikipedia.org)
  • Use of male condoms or female condoms may help prevent the spread of trichomoniasis, although careful studies have never been done that focus on how to prevent this infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Safe sex practices, such as with the use of male or female condoms, can also help prevent sexually transmitted infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Urine
  • Improved diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection by PCR using vaginal swabs and urine specimen compared to diagnosis by wet mount microscopy, culture, and fluorescent staining. (labcorp.com)
  • Infection with Trichomoniasis through water is unlikely because Trichomonas vaginalis dies in water after 45-60 minutes, in thermal water after 30 minutes to 3 hours and in diluted urine after 5-6 hours. (wikipedia.org)
  • canal
  • Do not put soap or water into your vaginal canal. (wikihow.com)
  • They can also result from long-term (chronic) inflammation, an abnormal response to an increase in estrogen levels, or congestion of blood vessels in the cervical canal. (genesishcs.org)
  • study observing the distribution of spermicide containing Nonoxynol-9 in the vaginal tract, showed "After 10 min the gel spread within the vaginal canal providing a contiguous covering of the epithelium of variable thickness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, the predominance of lactobacilli in the vaginal canal creates a more acidic environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • fluid
  • A douche bag is a piece of equipment for douching-a bag for holding the fluid used in douching. (wikipedia.org)
  • Enzyme activity test for use in the detection of vaginal fluid specimens for sialidase activity, an enzyme produced by bacteria associated with bacterial vaginitis, including Bacteroides spp, Prevotella spp, and Mobiluncus spp, and some G vaginalis . (labcorp.com)
  • Using transport swabs provided, collect vaginal fluid sample by contacting the lower one-third of the vaginal wall, rotating for 10 to 20 seconds to absorb fluid. (labcorp.com)
  • odor
  • Designed to eliminate feminine odor and support optimal vaginal pH balance, IsoFresh is the first isotonic and paraben-free vaginal gel available - a pure, simple and safe natural douche alternative, designed to work from the inside out. (fairhavenhealth.com)
  • IsoFresh Balancing Vaginal Gel is the first isotonic and paraben-free balancing gel available - a pure, simple, and safe natural feminine wash alternative, designed to boost your vagina's self-cleaning capabilities that naturally minimize odor and maintain optimal pH balance. (fairhavenhealth.com)
  • A recent clinical study ** involving IsoFresh evaluated the link between vaginal pH and odor concerns. (fairhavenhealth.com)
  • Over 95% of women in the study reported a decrease in vaginal odor concerns and a "more fresh and clean" feeling. (fairhavenhealth.com)
  • Data from a clinical trial in ObGyn practice settings found that over 95% of women using IsoFresh Balancing Vaginal Gel from Fairhaven Health every 3 days for a month reported a decrease in vaginal odor concerns and a "more fresh and clean" feeling. (fairhavenhealth.com)
  • A significant decrease in concern about feminine odor was seen among the study participants after just one application of IsoFresh, and the women also reported that they like that IsoFresh is an easy to use, clear, and clean vaginal gel. (fairhavenhealth.com)
  • vaginalis
  • A method and kit for detecting Trichomonas vaginalis infection in a human subject are disclosed. (google.com.au)
  • b) detecting the presence of said complex, whereby the presence of said complex detects Trichomonas vaginalis infection in said subject. (google.com.au)
  • 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)
  • women
  • Pregnant women , especially, should be educated about the dangers of vaginal douching. (medindia.net)
  • Although doctors have been able to screen for cervical cancer for more than half a century, it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • 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 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)
  • A 1995 survey quoted in the University of Rochester study found that 27% of U.S. women age 15 to 44 douched regularly, but that douching was more common among African-American women (over 50%) than among white women (21%), and frequent douching contributes to more frequent bacterial vaginosis among African-American women than the average. (wikipedia.org)
  • In women, vaginal hygiene practices like douching have been linked to an increased frequency of bacterial vaginosis (BV) infections in the United States. (bmj.com)
  • Even unscented tampons may disrupt vaginal pH for some women, so you may want to stick to sanitary pads instead. (wikihow.com)
  • Although the virus is highly prevalent, only a small number of women have a persistent HPV infection and subsequently develop clinically significant disease. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Women who used IsoFresh were found to have significantly lower vaginal pH, after just one dose and also after a month of using IsoFresh per the recommended use of the product. (fairhavenhealth.com)
  • Over 95% of Women Felt that IsoFresh Decreased their Concerns about Unwanted Vaginal Odors. (fairhavenhealth.com)
  • When women are faithful in having regular Pap smears, they increase their chances for early detection and treatment of any potential problems. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • This screening is recommended for women over the age of 30, who are at an increased risk of an HPV infection turning into pre-cancerous cells. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • Cervical polyps most often occur in women older than 20 who have had several pregnancies. (genesishcs.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)
  • Worldwide, cervical cancer is both the fourth-most common cause of cancer and the fourth-most common cause of death from cancer in women. (wikipedia.org)
  • Smoking can increase the risk in women a few different ways, which can be by direct and indirect methods of inducing cervical cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Birth control increases economic growth because of fewer dependent children, more women participating in the workforce, and less use of scarce resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • cancer
  • There are a few factors that increase a person's chance of cervical cancer. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Keep in mind that douching has been associated with all kinds of negative effects including bacterial vaginosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical cancer, and infertility. (wikihow.com)
  • While bleeding after sex may not be serious, it may also indicate the presence of cervical cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cervical cancer typically develops from precancerous changes over 10 to 20 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cervical cancer screening using the Pap test or acetic acid can identify precancerous changes which when treated can prevent the development of cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • In developed countries, the widespread use of cervical screening programs has dramatically reduced rates of cervical cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • In medical research, the most famous immortalised cell line, known as HeLa, was developed from cervical cancer cells of a woman named Henrietta Lacks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infection with some types of HPV is the greatest risk factor for cervical cancer, followed by smoking. (wikipedia.org)
  • Not all of the causes of cervical cancer are known, however, and several other contributing factors have been implicated. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, these serotypes are usually not related to cervical cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is common to have multiple strains at the same time, including those that can cause cervical cancer along with those that cause warts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infection with HPV is generally believed to be required for cervical cancer to occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • A direct way of contracting this cancer is a smoker has a higher chance of CIN3 occurring which has the potential of forming cervical cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • itchy
  • If your vaginal area is itchy or burning, then soaking a clean cotton washcloth in cold water, wringing it out, and applying it to your vaginal area may help provide some relief. (wikihow.com)