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