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Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

Information about Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

We Have to Know about the Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

  • An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions               

Causes of Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

  • Bacteria
  • Yeast
  • Parasites
  • Hormonal

Do’s and Don’ts of the Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)      

Signs & Symptoms of Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

  • Change in color, odor or amount of discharge from your vagina
  • Vaginal itching or irritation
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Painful urination
  • Light vaginal bleeding

Additionally, you may have these signs and symptoms depending on the type of vaginitis:

  • Bacterial vaginosis. You may develop a grayish-white, foul-smelling discharge. The odor often described as fish-like, may be more obvious after sexual intercourse.
  • Yeast infections. The main symptom is itching, but you may have a white, thick discharge that resembles cottage cheese.
  • Trichomoniasis. This infection can cause a greenish yellow, sometimes frothy discharge

Medical advice for Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

  • Moderate to sever discharge, irritation or itching

Risk factors of Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)       

Treatment for Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

  • Medicines – local applications and oral medicines

Self-care for Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)            

Investigations for Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

  • Vaginal and cervical smears
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