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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


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Is the tampon can caused vaginal infection?

Is the tampon can caused vaginal infection?

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Has been related to use of super tampons that were not changed in a timely manner. ...Read more

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If you have vaginal infection does it hurt to use a tampon?

If you have vaginal infection does it hurt to use a tampon?

It could: An infection would cause inflammation of the tissues in the vagina. These inflamed tissues could be irritated by the use of a tampon. ...Read more

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I use tampons & i heard they can increase risk of vaginal infections.Just getting off & i'm having a fishy odor, have reoccurring vag infections, bv?

That is true: Tampons need to be changed frequently, and acidolphilus pills daily can help prevent BV but if u think u have it u need to see a gyn for cultures and antibiotics either vaginal or oral. ...Read more

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Can masturbating in the shower with water coming down cause a vaginal infection?

Can masturbating in the shower with water coming down cause a vaginal infection?

No: It is unlikely to cause an infection. Sexual activity of any type can induce some irritation locally, but this is not necessarily an infection. ...Read more

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Can coffee consumption cause a vaginal infection or uti of some sort? been drinking coffee, now experiencing some light stinging/weird feeling vulva

Can coffee consumption cause a vaginal infection or uti of some sort? been drinking coffee, now experiencing some light stinging/weird feeling vulva

Irritation: Foods high in acidity can irritated the bladder which can cause bladder or vaginal irritation symptoms. Try avoiding all coffee even decaf and drink a lot of water. If you do not get better, see a doctor to test urine ...Read more

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Can hemorroids cause vaginal infections?

Can hemorroids cause vaginal infections?

Not directly. : Many vaginal infections actually come from bacteria and yeast from the anal region. For example bacterial vaginosis bacterial usually come from the rectum. The most common bacteria causing uti's, e. Coli, same source. So, women with hemorrhoids and those without often times have the same bacterial and yeast infection issues. Its more of the region as the source. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more