It has been reported that there is an association between frequent douching and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Often, also, women who douche regularly complain of lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge or bleeding during or after the treatment, and genital or vaginal inflammary symptoms. Both the nature of the douche solution and the douching technique are important variables in douching as a PID or other vaginal and genital risk factor, for the classical type of cannula can produce trauma against the vaginal and genital tissues. The Authors propose the use of a cannula featuring a new desing: smaller in size and with flexible tubing. To demonstrate the better safety and compatibility of this new cannula, ninety-nive women aged between 18 and 65 years, with negative Pap test and vaginal smear, were enrolled in a 10-day clinical trial. During the trial, patients were asked to douche once a day with a physiologic solution, using a hard classical or a flexible cannula. The new type of cannula proved to be more acceptable and suitable to patients than the classical type.
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Ostetricia e Ginecologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology