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is it possible for vaginitis to affect periods?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Opposite is true: Having a vaginal infection should not change your period. Having vaginal bleeding can worsen a vaginal infection though. Bacterial vaginisis for example is more noticeable when blood is present. The fishy odor will be more profound.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is there a naturopathic way to cure vaginitis?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
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 fails try boric acid suppositories. Bacterial vaginitis is best treated with Flagyl but then the lifestyle changes are to use probiotics, chlorophyll, and if this fails, try boric acid. Dry vagina is best treated with hormones.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I do for my vaginitis without going to a doctor?

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Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
You need a diagnosis: Since there are several major types of vaginitis (as well as some noninfectious skin conditions for which the symptoms may mimic vaginitis) it is hard to say without knowing specifically which type you have. Yeast or monilial vaginitis is the only type for which over-the-counter medication is available, and even then only in vaginal and not oral form.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is vaginitis curable?

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Sometimes difficult to clear, however, vaginitis can be cured. By definition, vaginitis is an inflammation of the vaginal tissue. Typically, the most difficult problem is determining what is causing the inflammation. Once you know what the problem is, then it is usually easier to cure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Do symptoms like vaginitis go away quickly?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
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 anti-fungals, a viral vaginitis can require days to improve, with or without treatment. Bacterial vaginitis will usually respond in a day or two with proper treatment.
A member asked:

What can I use for vaginitis if I don't have a doctor?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Go to urgent care: If no dr, go to urgent care. You can try an antifungal, but it's best to have a diagnosis and cause before treating, especially with the prevalence of stds.

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