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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?

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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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...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?

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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I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds. ?

I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds. ?

Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics available to treat UTI depending upon the sensitivity of the offending organism and the history of allergic reactions. Your doctor can usually find alternatives and if not, desensitization may a possible alternative. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is vaginal infection can be ok without treatment?

Is vaginal infection can be ok without treatment?

Vaginitis: This depends upon the causative organism and the type of symptoms you are experiencing. Would not recommend ignoring this because it is not likely to go away by itself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Vaginal infection, bloody discharge and foul odor, cause and treatment?

You need to see your: Gynecologist to determine the type of infection. The treatments differ depending on which type of infection it is. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal culture done but i used a cream from the treatment from my vaginal infection 3 nights before, does it affect the result?

I had a vaginal culture done but i used a cream from the treatment from my vaginal infection 3 nights before, does it affect the result?

Possibly: Most people today use dna testing to identify organisms that cause vaginitis. If the agent(s) causing the vaginitis were partially or completely treated, the test may be negative. ...Read more

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I am having white vaginal infection, I am not able to understand why it happened. Last to last month a treatment of this through Cansoft-CL medicine.

Get evaluated: Every discharge is not a vaginal infection. A woman may have a discharge that is white in color and it be completely normal. Discharge that is associated with symptoms like: burning, itching, irritation, pain or ulcers are more likely to be a vaginal infection. If you were given a treatment for a suspected vaginal infection yet have not had any relief, then I would suggest you be seen by a GYN. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for recurrent vaginal infections?

What is the treatment for 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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What is the best treatment for UTI or vaginal infection?

What is the best treatment for UTI or vaginal infection?

UTI: Two different issues. Antibiotic therapy will be needed for both, but the choices of agents will differ. It will be more important to know exactly which organisms are responsible for the vaginal infection since these may vary with the type of infection the person has. This may also be true for UTI but doctors will generally treat this presumptively the first time. ...Read more

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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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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


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