E. coli in the urethra in women and men: symptoms
When, after tests in smear revealed Escherichia coli, the question arises, what to do and how dangerous it is. E coli is found in all warm-blooded organisms and of great benefit, provided that it does not change your strain. The change in the strain of E. coli causes serious food poisoning and diseases. Severe forms lead to death.
The danger of intestinal Bacillus
If E. coli leaves its habitat (the gut) and into other bodies, even normal non-pathogenic form of this organism causes serious disorders. The presence in the smear from the vagina suggests that healthy microflora is disturbed and as a result it causes inflammation. While there are diseases like:
- bacterial vaginosis;
Contagious inflammation extends to the uterus and ovaries, enters the urethra, the bladder, the urogenital tract and nearby organs. In newborns, the bacteria induce vomiting and violation of the chair. Lost appetite, there is frequent regurgitation. Infection of the abdominal cavity, caused by E. coli, which can be detected in a smear, over time, leads to peritonitis.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome occurs when lowered immunity and disrupts blood circulation. Has pronounced symptoms of colitis accompanied by bloody discharge of faeces, develops necrosis and renal failure develop jaundice. Delivered on time swabbed and appropriate treatment allow to get rid of the disease.
Ways of infection
The causes which lead to the ingress of E. coli in the vagina or urethra, there are several: lack of regular personal hygiene; improper cleaning; uncomfortable underwear (narrow Thong, synthetic); classes anal—vaginal sex. Newborn child can obtain the pathogenic E. coli from the mother through the birth canal.
Symptoms in women
E. coli is present in a smear in women, in small amounts, without causing a pathogenic reaction. But its proliferation in the vagina inevitably leads to bacterial vaginosis. Of vaginal microorganism affects the uterus, ovaries. If there is no proper treatment, E. coli in women penetrate through the urethra into the bladder, then may cause kidney damage.
Symptoms in men
First of all E. coli in a smear is found by those who ignore the rules of personal hygiene and contact with infected partners. The infection occurs through food and liquid. Often when a smear from the urethra of Escherichia coli from men is found accidentally, as the signs and symptoms of infection are absent. The urethra becomes inflamed, gradually causing severe pathologies. Possible symptoms of reproduction of bacteria in the urethra:
- severe diarrhea;
- vomiting green tint;
- the increase in body temperature;
- a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen;
- nausea, poor appetite, and weakening of the body.
These symptoms is able to disappear in men themselves for 2 days, because the intestine has the ability to self-clean at this disease. Flora restores itself. If they persist, you need to consult a doctor. The main cause of the onset of symptoms — breach of hygiene. Sexual relationships and unprotected sexual intercourse are also cause infection.
E. coli in the vagina during pregnancy is particularly dangerous for several reasons. First, when pregnant women have a weakened immune system, which contributes to a variety of infections. It threatens the fetus, as the infection affects the placenta. Second, the process of birth when the baby passes through the birth canal, he may get E. coli from mother. If during pregnancy Escherichia coli caused bacterial vaginosis, and disrupted vaginal flora, it can induce premature labour. So if you are planning to childbirth, is necessary to advance PAP tests and receive appropriate treatment if necessary to avoid further problems.
Symptoms in infants
After birth the child enters the environment, full of dangerous viruses, bacteria and microorganisms. Therefore, in the body of the newborn can be harmful bacteria that cause pathogenic changes in the microflora. During the multiplication of hemolytic Escherichia coli even when a small amount of the child’s body starts to function incorrectly. These signs:
- skin rashes, diathesis;
- bloating, flatulence;
- pain and colic in the abdomen;
- the chair has a greenish tint or color, mushy consistency.
These are signs of bacteriosis, which must be treated, otherwise it will become the root of frequent ailments, and will provoke the further development of serious pathologies. The result of treatment depends on how quickly treatment begins. If you do not pay attention to infection, followed by irreversible pathological processes in the body. For example, shows in chronic renal failure.
What are the symptoms?
The incubation period after infection with a pathogenic microorganism takes from 1 day to a week, depending on the immunity of the body. There are 4 types of pathogenic E. coli: enteropathogenic, enterotoxigenic, and enteroinvasive enterogematicheskogo. The infection of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli are the most common in newborn babies up to 1 year. Present symptoms: diarrhea, vomiting, refusal to eat, insomnia, anxiety.
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli provoke food poisoning with violent vomiting and watery diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain. This microorganism can be transmitted at any age. You can often find the infection caused by this bacteria in people who travel a lot. Enteroinvasive intestinal bacteria symptoms of the disease resembles the dysentery: disrupted bowel, there is a strong intoxication, and stool is frequent and watery, added to it a spotting. Left lower abdomen appear pronounced spastic pain.
Enterohaemorrhagic kind of pathological development of Escherichia coli that causes these symptoms: damaging blood vessels and intestinal mucosa, pathogenic bacteria provokes hemorrhagic colitis. Because of damage to intestinal walls there is a risk of necrosis. Infection of the abdominal cavity, left untreated, leads to peritonitis. There was a strong intoxication. The chair has a watery consistency to blood impurities.
The result of coliform Bacillus: norm and pathology
Healthy indicators of the presence of the pathogen in the stool should not exceed 7-8 10 degree CFU/g, and the indicators lactosonegative Escherichia coli from the pharynx and the cervical canal in the norm is equal to 10 to the 5th power CFU/g Increase of this norm is considered abnormal and subject to treatment. Pathological strains of E. coli (e.g., hemolytic) must be completely absent in adults and in children and newborn babies.
How to treat?
If smear is detected in E. coli, for the treatment prescribed antibiotics. It should be noted that prolonged use of these medications provokes intestinal dysbiosis, as a decrease in beneficial bacteria and disrupted flora of the intestine. Useful and effective is the use of herbal medicine — cleaning and douching decoction of chamomile.
Some strains of bacterial microorganisms are very resistant to antibiotics. This should be considered in the treatment.
Men and women treated with bacteriophages and antibiotics. Perhaps the appointment of ultraviolet irradiation of the genital organs. Vitamin assigned to individual courses to enhance immunity. Proper nutrition plays a role in recovery. During treatment precluded admission of the fatty and smoked food, spicy and salty dishes. The diet should consist of vegetables and fruits. After the end of the disease is necessary to conduct repeated analyses.