Elevated white blood cells in the smear on the flora of women
Smear on the flora is called a microscopic examination of the scraping. In women, the sample is taken from the cervix and the vaginal wall (posterior).
In the analysis, an insignificant number of white blood cells may be present. They, performing a protective function, prevent infection in the female genital organs.
Elevated white blood cells in the smear indicate inflammation and infection. It should be noted that the greater their content, the stronger the process.
Elevated leukocytes in the smear, mainly, indicate the presence of vaginosis, thrush or colpia.
In the period of gestation, a thoroughcontrol the health of not only the mother, but also the future child. Therefore, elevated leukocytes in the smear during pregnancy represent a very serious threat. Their normal content during the prenatal period is up to ten in the field of vision. It should be noted that this figure indicates slightly elevated white blood cells in the smear. For the gestation period, this content is considered the norm.
Each year, the list of necessary analyzes includesnew research that becomes important for pregnant women. However, in all years a smear on the flora is considered one of the main. This is due to the fact that this study reveals even minor changes. Thus, doctors have the opportunity to identify various diseases at the earliest stages.
During the period of gestation, a woman gives a smear to the flora several times.
Unfortunately, the elevated white blood cells in the smear are notcan accurately indicate the cause of the inflammation or the type of infection. Therefore, women are often prescribed additional studies. These include, in particular, crops, PCR, or immunological examinations.
It should be noted that the most common reasons for increasing the white blood cells in the smear are:
- venereal diseases (spreading through sexual contact) - gonorrhea, ureaplasmosis, syphilis, mycoplasmosis;
- fungal infections (candidiasis).
It must be said that thrush, despite its relative harmlessness, requires competent and, importantly, timely treatment.
As a rule, if an increased level is detectedleukocytes for women in the period of gestation medications are prescribed in accordance with the individual characteristics of each patient, the term, as well as the sensitivity of the causative agent to the effects of medications. In many cases, patients refuse to take antibiotic drugs. However, according to experts, this is not always correct. Do not forget that even in the normal course of pregnancy against the background of the absence of any severe symptoms, the developing inflammatory process can trigger not only the interruption of the fetus, but also extensive infection of the uterine cavity.
In medical practice there are also cases,when in patients after passage of the entire antibiotic course in the results of laboratory studies, a high content of leukocytes was detected. In these cases, dysbiosis is diagnosed with a high degree of probability. To eliminate such conditions, the attending physician may prescribe a second dose of antibiotic drugs. Most often, vaginal suppositories are prescribed.
It should be noted that a high levelleukocytes can be detected not only in the smear on the flora. With the development of a number of diseases associated with the digestive system, their content will be more than normal. So, elevated white blood cells in the feces can indicate a colitis with manifestations. Identification of them in the parainestinal abscess testifies to its breakthrough into the intestine, with neoplasm - to its disintegration.