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Vaginal Dryness (Definition)

Vaginal dryness is the sensation that comes with a lack of the normal secretions and/or thinning of the skin in the vagina. There are many causes of vaginal dryness. It may be caused by reduced estrogen levels, infection, medications, and other things. If over the counter lubricants don't work, see your physician ...Read more


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My friend had a bacterial infection in her vagina. She took doxycycline for 10 days and she's having yellowish running out of the vagina.

My friend had a bacterial infection in her vagina. She took doxycycline for 10 days and she's having yellowish running out of the vagina.

See your doctor: Doxycycline is usually used to treat infections involving the cervix and upper genital tract. It is not a good treatment overall for bacterial infections of the vagina. It is possible that a lower genital tract (vagina) infection is related to the discharge, especially if odor is involved. ...Read more

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Is vaginal dryness reversable? My vagina was moist until about 8 years ago. I suffer from chronic BV what can I do to slow down the infections im 26

Is vaginal dryness reversable? My vagina was moist until about 8 years ago. I suffer from chronic BV what can I do to slow down the infections im 26

Normalize vagina: Chronic BV infections mostly occur when the normal bacteria that live in the vagina aren't there, so nothing stops the BV bacteria from causing an infection. A BV infection often causes the feeling of dry vagina. To help get the vagina more normal try yeast arrest everyday for 4-6 wks. Also the lubricant replens seems to help. Avoid douching which increases bv. ...Read more

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I was wondering what causes vagina odour and green discharge? Neg std, neg bacterial vaginosis and no yeast & no uti infection what are the causes?

I was wondering what causes vagina odour and green discharge? Neg std, neg bacterial vaginosis and no yeast & no uti infection what are the causes?

Vaginal odor: Vaginal odor is typically caused by an elevated vaginal pH. Most common causes are bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, retained tampons, old blood from menses and other infections. Your specific cause would have to be determined by the doctor doing your exam and tests. ...Read more

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How can I fix a major pH imbalance I've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, I either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d

How can I fix a major pH imbalance I've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, I either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d

Taking: Taking pro-biotic supplements can help and eating a lot of yogurt helps. Sometimes women with persistent vaginal infections are treated with boric acid periodically but this a treatment that needs to be managed carefully by a physician. Our office has natural supplements containing pro-biotics that help a lot for some women. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection the natural way?

How can you get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection the natural way?

Better to use script: Meds because you could have many diff causes and one or more than one bacteria at teh same time, which will require specific treatmant and u can make sure u have benign BV and not BV with an std so see your gyn for cultures, natural good for some things, not this. ...Read more

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Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Either: It is more likely to be a yeast infection or an irritant dermatitis, but a bacterial infection can also be a potential cause. Consult a physician for a culture and treatment. ...Read more

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On third day of metronidazole vaginal gel for bacterial infection. After 5 nights, will a yeast infection occur or is only with orally taken pills?

On third day of metronidazole vaginal gel for bacterial infection. After 5 nights, will a yeast infection occur or is only with orally taken pills?

Maybe: A yeast infection can occur with gel, because it kills off bacteria, which can lead to yeast growth. This won't necessarily happen. If you start having symptoms consistent with yeast infection, see your doctor to get proper treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & I already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & I already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Too early: This could be vaginal yeast, but it is a little to early to be related to the antibiotics. It may have existed prior to the "infection" or may have been your primary infection. Hard to tell. ...Read more

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How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the vaginal vault. Anything that flushes external material into the vagina, such as douching, could lead to a bacterial infection as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bacterial infection of the vagina?

Bacteria causing inf: bacteria normally reside in vagina
as resistence to infection goes down they can cause infection causing discharge, itch and odor
very easy to treat ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bacterial infection of the vagina from old razor?

Absolutely: Anytime you shave you cause micro-cuts in the skin (sometimes large cuts). This breaks down your bodies first defense against infection. Additionally the razor I am sure had bacteria on it which you may have introduced directly into the skin.
Pls see you doc.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial infection of the vagina?

Discharge: Bacterial overgrowth in the vagina due to altered flora, bacterial vaginosis, is a more common problem than invasive bacterial infections. This entity causes vaginal discharge, that may be foul smelling, irritation, itching and may be associated with urinary infections. ...Read more

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How fast can you get the symptoms of a bacterial infection of the vagina or an std?

How fast can you get the symptoms of a bacterial infection of the vagina or an std?

STDs: There are twelve common stds. Each of them have their own signs and symptoms. Which one are you unsure about? ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection of the vagina cause burning/redness of whole vulva, anus, and urethra? Or is this more likely vulvodynia?

Can a bacterial infection of the vagina cause burning/redness of whole vulva, anus, and urethra? Or is this more likely vulvodynia?

May be: If whole perineum with vagina and anus area invoke than this is serious infection leads to fasciitis, fournier gangrene, needs to be seen by surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more