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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?

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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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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?

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

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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?

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 : 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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www.Uwmedicine. Org\gynecology. ...Read more

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I have vaginal infection and I haven't had sex for 3 years is it normal for 20 year old woman?

I have vaginal infection and I haven't had sex for 3 years is it normal for 20 year old woman?

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

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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

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Can a vaginal infection cause intestinal problems?

No: Not really, see your physician for abdominal symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vaginal infections and how can I address them?

What are the symptoms of vaginal infections and how can I address them?

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

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I've been having vaginal infection for almost a year, what could be wrong?

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

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How can I address the symptoms of recurrent vaginal infections?

How can I address the symptoms of recurrent vaginal infections?

Medication: A multi-factorial approach is the best. Lifestyle changes (e.g. Limiting practices like recent initiation of douching, moisture prevention, etc...) should also be considered. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is vaginal infection gone if symptoms are but I still just have discharge?

Discharge is normal: Vaginal discharge comes and goes during your normal cycle. If the symptoms you felt during the infection have improved but there is still some discharge, do not worry. If the discharge worsens or changes character you may want to see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Can I have a vaginal infection caused by staph epidermidis?

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

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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

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I'd just like to know if Sertraline can cause Vaginal Infections?

I'd just like to know if Sertraline can cause Vaginal Infections?

Unlikely: Sertraline is not usually associated with vaginal infection. It can delay or prevent orgasm.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can a tampon cause a vaginal infection?

Can a tampon cause a vaginal infection?

Yes: If the tampon is left in too long a condition called toxic shock syndrome can occur. It is due to a staphylococcus aureus. ...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

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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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How to cure vaginal infection caused by condom?

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

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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

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Symptoms of vaginal infections?

Discharge : That is abnormal, foul smell, pain, bumps or sores that have not been there before. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal infections?

What causes vaginal infections?

Several causes: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of organisms. The most common is yeast. Other causes include bacteria (bacterial vaginosis), trichomonas, and herpes. ...Read more

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What causes a vaginal infection?

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

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What are symptoms of a vaginal infection?

-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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What causes vaginal infections besides men?

Antibiotics: Basically anything that can potentially alter the vaginal flora/environment (e.g. Douching, moisture, diet, weight changes, etc...) can precipitate an infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal infection?

Depends: Depends on the infction.-sx can be with vagina discharge, odor or itching. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...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