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Can A Vaginal Infection Cause Symptoms Years Later
What can cause a 20-year old have a sexual dysfunction? Can a vaginal infection cause sexual dysfunction in a female? How can it be treated?
Stress & anxiety: Many causes of sexual dysfunction in (young) women. Stress, anxiety & relationship rank high on list. Check out http://www.webmd.com/women/guide/sexual-dysfunction-women, http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_An_Overview_of_Sexual_Dysfunction & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/female-sexual-dysfunction/basics/definition/con-20027721 for more information. ...Read more
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
I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think I've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?
Pelvic infection: While it's possible for e. Coli to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, it has to transmit up the vagina, then the cervix, then the uterus, and through the tubes, before you experience the pain associated with pid. If you're not in severe pain right now, you may just have a vaginal infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more
How do I know if I have a vaginal infection? It's been over 3 years and I've noticed a large amount of a white, slimy, liquid in my underwear. I don't know if it's normal, or a type of infection?
The best way to answer this question is to have your doctor do a vaginal wet mount test. This test requires a swab of vaginal fluid and the doctor looks at it under the microscope. The ph of the vaginal fluid is also tested. The test helps to determine if you have bacterial vaginosis, yeast, trichomonas (a sexually transmitted disease), or normal discharge.
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Not an STI: The common vaginal infections like yeast and bacterial vaginitis are not sexually ttransmitted so it is entirely normal and possible to have one. The microbes that cause these problems are usually present in small numbers in the vagina, but if conditions are right they can crop up in large numbers and cause symptoms. It is a good idea to let your gyn see you to make and exact diagnosis. ...Read more
Just found out I've had an e. Coli vaginal infection for a 1 1/2 years. Been running fever for months and WBC elevated. What could be going in?
Chronic vaginitis: It appears that you have a chronic vaginal infection caused by the e coli germ which was probably caused by contamination with stool. Antibiotics and proper wiping technique from front to back should be very helpful. ...Read more
No: Not really, see your physician for abdominal symptoms. ...Read more
Itching, odor: The most common symptoms are vaginal itching, odor and discharge. It is best to be seen by a woman's health provider, get an exam to diagnose the cause and have treatment specific to the exact cause of the infection. ...Read more
Rather than guess -: You need an in-person medical evaluation. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more
Not likely: Staph epidermidis is a normal skin bacterium, infrequenlly causes infections, and is not a known cause of vaginal infection. The main causes of vaginal infection or symptoms (discharge, odor, itching, irritation etc) are yeast, bacterial vaginosis (overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria but not staph epi), and STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia if at risk. See doctor if symptoms or uncertain. ...Read more
I had pap's test just before 15 days for vaginal infection. It came normal. No infectin. But still I am facing the same symptoms. Again need to do it?
No: The pap doesn't necessarily detect infections. If you are still having symptoms, you need to get this checked by your doctor specifically looking for infection. ...Read more
Sertraline is not usually associated with vaginal infection. It can delay or prevent orgasm.
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Discharge: Odor, itching and bleeding are some other potential symptoms. ...Read more
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
Wrong question: Condoms do not cause vaginal infections. You didn't say what symptoms you have, but you could have a vaginal infection from another cause or you could have latex sensitivity reacting to a latex condom. There are other potential issues as well, it is best for you to consult a doctor for an exam. ...Read more
For a vaginal infection caused by mycoplasma hominis, I am aware doxy is the chosen med, but for how long? Heard mycoplasma can be stubborn.
Mycoplasma Hominis, : M. Hominis is generally susceptible in vitro to tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline). Fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin, are usually active in vitro against m. Hominis. Chloramphenicol mics are relatively high for m. Hominis (2 to 25 mcg/ml), m. Hominis is generally resistant to the macrolides (erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin), aminoglycosides, sulfonamides, etc.). ...Read more
Bacterial imbalance: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of things. The loss of balance between "good" and "bad" bacteria can cause bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. There are several other infections that are sexually transmitted, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomonas. ...Read more
-itis or -osis: Vaginitis is inflammaiton of vagina & can be due to infection, inflammation or a change in the normal flora. Symptoms usually are a discharge, odor, itching, spotting, burning, irritation to vag pain (esp w/sex or w/urination. Most common causes are bacterial, candida (yeast) or trichomonas but bubble bath, topical agents /sprays can cause irritation as can foreign bodies (retained tampon). ...Read more
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