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A 45-year-old member asked:

i have a serious vaginal infection. what do i do?

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Dr. Johnnie Ham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Vaginal Infection: Best to get it checked out to see what is actually causing the infection. Three likley causes are bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis, and trichomonas. You can treat all three with boric acid capsules, using boric acid in "0" size veggie capsules, .

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can a tampon cause a vaginal infection?

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Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Any tampon that is left in too long could cause infection. Usually they are not a problem at all, but that is assuming that they are used and replaced properly.
A 18-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you have a vaginal infection and what can you do to make it better without going to a doctor?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Yeast infection?: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, or if you are experiencing any pain, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Please help with chronic vaginal infection! doctor keeps saying nothing wrong?

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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Vaginal discharge: Have cultures done. If there is any other microoganism besides normal flora, treat it. Otherwise some discharge is normal, .
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for virgin under 18 to have a vaginal infection?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Vaginal infection occurences have very little to do with one's virginity and more to do with the vaginal environment. Even prolonged tampon use can alter that environment and cause bacterial infections if not changed appropriately.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Will a vaginal infection make you sterile?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No, not unless STD: The usual vag infection will not , but soemtimes you could have an undiagnosed std by itself or with a benign vaginal infection and if the std like gon, or chly., is untreated and gets up into the uterus and tubes it could make you sterile but in 2012 that should not happen if you see you gyn as your gyn can do a culture for non stds and stds at teh same time.

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