Frequency of common organisms causing vaginal discharge in sexually active women in reproductive age group.

  • Bushra Begum Ramejo Khairpur Medical College.
  • Sanober Soomro Kausar Hospital Khairpur Mirs.
  • Sana Sadaf Kausar Hospital Khairpur Mirs.
  • Khush Muhammad Sohu Civil Hospital Khairpur Mirs.
  • Mubashir Ahmed Ramejo NUMS University.
Keywords: Reproductive Age Group, Sexually Active Women, Vaginal Discharge

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of organisms causing vaginal discharge. Study Design: Descriptive study. Setting: Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Unit-II of Kausar Hospital Khairpur Mirs, Sindh. Period: 23rd, October 2019 to 22nd January 2020. Material & Methods: Study population include sexually active females aged 18-45 visiting to the OPD for complain of vaginal discharge. A complete history and examination was done for assessment of the patient for reproductive tract infections. Results: In one year time period 420 females reported to the OPD of the hospital. Out of total 1783 patients, 23.5% patients (n=420) had complaint of vaginal discharge. Out of 420 patients enrolled in the study, 43.8% (n=184) patients were diagnosed having non-infective vaginal discharge. Bacterial vaginosis had the highest prevalence among common reproductive tract infection estimating about 46.1% (n=109) cases. Conclusion: Multiple researches must be conducted on large scale to determine the actual ratio of reproductive tract infections in sexually active females. Furthermore awareness session should be delivered to the rural and urban population. Awareness to women regarding their sexual health and their positive influence on society should be given.

Author Biographies

Bushra Begum Ramejo, Khairpur Medical College.

MBBS, FCPS

Assistant Professor &

Incharge Obstetric & Gynaecology Unit-II

Sanober Soomro, Kausar Hospital Khairpur Mirs.

MBBS

Medical Officer Obstetric & Gynaecology Unit-II

Sana Sadaf, Kausar Hospital Khairpur Mirs.

MBBS

Medical Officer

Department of Obstetric & Gynaecology Unit-II

Khush Muhammad Sohu, Civil Hospital Khairpur Mirs.

MBBS, FCPS

Professor

Professor & Head Surgery

Mubashir Ahmed Ramejo, NUMS University.

Third Year MBBS Student

Karachi Institute of Medical Sciences

Published
2021-01-10