Possibilities of using neodymium laser (Nd:YAG) in patients with concomitant diseases which are accompanied by pathological discharge from the genital tract

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Background. Pathological vaginal discharge is the most common disorder in women after giving birth who have vaginal relaxation syndrome and vaginal wall prolapse, as well as in women during menopause. To date, there are no clear treatment regimens for mixed vulvovaginal infections, and the use of only drug therapy in patients with pelvic organ prolapse and genitourinary syndrome of menopause in combination with diseases which are accompanied by pathological vaginal discharge does not give a long lasting result and is characterized by frequent relapses. In this regard, the use of laser methods in combination with drug therapy may lead to the recovery of vaginal microbiocenosis and a decrease in the number of relapses of diseases which are accompanied by pathological discharge from the genital tract.

Results. Description. This article presents a clinical case and description of the experience of using a neodymium laser for the treatment of a patient with recurrent mixed vulvovaginitis, 2nd- degree vaginal wall prolapse, loss of pelvic floor muscle tone, vaginal relaxation syndrome and sexual dysfunction using neodymium laser. The woman received 3 procedures of exposure to a neodymium laser with an interval of 28–30 days. After 3 procedures of exposure to a neodymium laser, the patient has a good clinical efficacy in the recovery of vaginal microbiocenosis.

Conclusions. An innovative technique of exposure to Nd:YAG neodymium laser in the practice of a gynecologist has shown high clinical efficiency in the treatment of not only pelvic floor dysfunction, but also mixed vulvovaginitis. And, despite this aspect of the use of laser technologies requires further study, we can use a neodymium laser in combination with traditional drug therapy to treat diseases which are accompanied by pathological discharge from the genital tract in cases of ineffective drug monotherapy and frequent relapses.


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Olga A. Pauzina

Volga District Medical Center

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Email: pauzina.olga@yandex.ru

Russian Federation, Nizhny Novgorod

Leader, Volga District Medical Center

Inna A. Apolikhina

Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology; Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

Email: pauzina.olga@yandex.ru

Russian Federation, Moscow

D. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

Darya A. Malyshkina

Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology

Email: nidsumi@mail.ru

Russian Federation, Moscow

Resident, Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology

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