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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina it has several different causes yeast infection, trichomonas infection and bacterial vaginosis are the most ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a doc: Treatment of vaginitis requires medical diagnosis and treatment.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The symptoms of Vaginitis include:: Abdominal pain, Fever, Itching, Pain during sex, Red skin, Vaginal bleeding, Vaginal discharge, Vaginal dryness, Painful urination, Burning with uri ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Vaginitis can lead to:: Vulvodynia.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge/irritation: A vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) can, most commonly, be caused by bacteria, yeast or an organism called trichomonas. The most common symptoms are it ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wet mount: Laboratory testing such as "sure-swab" can also be very helpful.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The risk factors for getting Vaginitis include:: African American, Antibiotic, Birth Control pills, Diabetes, Douching, Intrauterine device, Menopause, Pregnancy, Sexual intercourse, HIV/AIDS.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Vaginitis. : Yes generally antibiotics.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Neither: Contact vulvitis infers an allergic reaction to something involving the vulva. Usually treated with topical steroids.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Knittel
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Bacterial vaginosis usually causes a thin, grey-white discharge and a characteristic bad smell, which could be described as "musty" or "fishy." unlike ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Brown
43 years experience in Gynecology
Vaginal infections: There are many causes of vaginitis, not all of which are really infections. Some cause itching, heavy discharge, foul odor. Sometimes there are no s ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be either: Cannot tell you without an exam, could also be a herpes infection or a vaginal dystrophy, there are many conditions that could cause burning in someo ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
7 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually not: Watery fishy smelling discharge is classic for bacterial vaginosis. With a bad case of BV you can have some irritation and UTI like symptoms of pain/b ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Vaginitis: If a doctor diagnosed this he should have treated you. If he did not call and get treatment. If this was based on Healthtap answer you need to see you ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
With treatment: Depending on cause of the vaginitis, it can resolve slowly or quickly. A fungal vaginitis will usually respond in hours to adequate treatment with an ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
18 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginitis: Moth treated with meds... Best to see your doctor for an exam and a script.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Vaginal itching or odor is more common, but std's or fallopian tube infections can give you the symptoms that are described.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Bacterial vaginosis: The bacteria that causes bacterial vaginosis is not the same bacteria that causes folliculitis. Folliculitis is usually due to strep or staph bacteria ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bacterial vaginosis: Not usually. A fishy order is usually caused by bacterial vaginosis.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Overgrowth of yeast: Occurs after antibiotics, or associated with diabetes. Treatable with over the counter products such as gyn lotrimin or micatin (miconazole).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Characteristics: Let him/her know about onset, timing, symptoms like itching, burning, other medications you have taken recently (antibiotics), odor, color, amount. A ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No but : Yeast can cause vaginal dryness but not the other way around.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: No. You may have an entirely separate vaginal infection that has nothing to do with your cystitis. The main vaginal infections associated with strong ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: These types of infections should not. See your gyn.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No, not normally.: Usually there is no significant odor with yeast. Recommend medical eval.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The trichomonas organisms are visible under magnific ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
STD: This may not be all inclusive. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trichomoniasis can cause discharge.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
No.: Is is not antibacterial or protazoal. It is an antifungal agent to treat fungal/yeast infections.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: If you were sexually active, then you probably need to see your doctor. If it is not from that but just a wet bathing suit and busy week etc., then an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast: Some causes are fungal infections and retention of a foreign body.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Clotrimazole is anti-fungal. It generally doesn't do much for bacterial infections.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not usually.: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, va ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Not usual: Soaps should not give a person a yeast infection. Diabetes or essentially a sugary environment (such as that seen with Diabetes and sugar in the urin ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yeast: Normally there is not a significant odor associated with yeast infections.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not cured: Yes, it means that either you were treating a wrong thing or the bacteria causing symptoms was resistant to antibiotic you got. Please contact your do ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Mueller
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge : Discharge with irritation needs evaluation, could be a yeast infection, bacterial infection or something more worrisome and the only way to know is a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection : Vaginitis is usually a benign nuisance infection. Rarely will vaginitis cause a life threatening infection.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang answered
18 years experience in Radiology
Below: When performing a hysterosalpingogram (hsg), we infuse the uterus and fallopian tubes with fluid. This fluid could slowly leak out via the vagina, sim ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience in Urogynecology
Vaginal estrogen: Everything else is just treating symptoms, not the problem ie lubricants treat the symptom of dryness, bioadhesive lubricants last a bit longer caffie ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Flagyl: 2gm flagyl, or Metronidazole taken orally. It is important to have your partner treated and also screened for other sexually transmitted diseases.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Vaginitis: There are different types of vaginitis. Yeast vaginitis is best treated w/ otc fungal infectionsand then add probiotics, eat less sugar and if that f ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If it's yeast vaginitis then need anti-fungal, if it's bacterial vaginitis, then most typically doctors will prescribe metrogel. Make sure you know w ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
OTC : There is lactobacilli vaginal pearls that help kill bacteria.
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
After : After you insert the tablets they dissolve and the medication is absorbed into the vagina and erradicates the yeast. The black/brown discharge may be ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Condoms: But the best way is to make sure your partner does not have it, it is not normal to get trich from having sex or if you keep getting it form your part ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Local estrogen: Depending on your age and past history, a very small amount of local estrogen cream in your vagina once a week should easily prevent atrophic vaginiti ... Read More
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