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Doctor insights on: Do Steroids Cause Vaginal Infections

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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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 vaginal infections besides men?

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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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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Can vaginal infections cause you to have nausea and vomit?

Can vaginal infections cause you to have nausea and vomit?

Yes !: Other conditions like uterine prolapse, cervical polyps and cervicitis may be the culprit . Certainly, the possibility of cervical cancer is most worrisome and should prompt you to seen your doctor sooner rather than later ! see cervix in the picture ...Read more

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How do I deal with constant vaginal infections caused from birth control?

How do I deal with constant vaginal infections caused from birth control?

Vaginal infection: There are a number of conditions or factors that can cause recurrent or persistent vaginal infections. It is important to see your physician to be evaluated for recurrent vaginal infections and to determine potential causes. If one feels that birth control is contributing to the recurrent infections, then stopping the offending birth control (while switching to a different form) should help. ...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