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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


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Prostatitis following non specific urethritis bacterial or fungal as candida present ?

Prostatitis following non specific urethritis  bacterial or fungal as candida present ?

Likely bacterial.: Although reports of fungal prostatitis have been reported in the literature, this disease is quite rare, limited to severely immune-compromised (transplant or hiv) patients who are hospitalized. If your have a prostatic infection, it is most likely bacterial and candida is a urinary or culture contaminant. I recommend you see a urologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Is bacterial vaginosis connected to gestational diabetes?

Is bacterial vaginosis connected to gestational diabetes?

If you have: Gestational diabetes and your sugar is elevated, it can make vagnosis more likely. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can vaginitis be cleared up by yeast infection meds? Is there burning of the vagina with vaginitis as well?

Can vaginitis be cleared up by yeast infection meds? Is there burning of the vagina with vaginitis as well?

Vaginitis: Vaginitis is a non specific term for vaginal infection and inflammation. There can be infectious or non-infectious causes (for example chemicals). Since yeast can be a cause of vaginitis, then yeast infection medications can improve symptoms. If symptoms don't improve after, then there must be another cause. This can be clarified by a vaginal exam and testing for infection. ...Read more

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How is seborrheic dermatitis related with intestinal health?

How is seborrheic dermatitis related with intestinal health?

Probably isn't.: Some alternative medicine advocates claim that there is a relationship between seborrheic dermatitis and intestinal yeast, such as candida. They advocate an "antifungal diet" (whatever that is) to treat it. This theory is dubious at best, and there is no credible scientific evidence that reducing any intestinal organism helps seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is bacterial vaginosis an immune problem or a vaginal problem ?

Is bacterial vaginosis an immune problem or a vaginal problem ?

BV: Although autoimmune conditions may alter the acidity levels within the vagina that would be a rare manner to develop this condition which is primarily a vaginal disorder with growth of unwanted organisms in the vaginal vault. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection possibly cause sepsis in a person with Lyme disease (immune system)?

Not related: Yeast infection does not usually lead to sepsis until you are severely immune-compromised. Whether you have lyme disease or not has no bearing on this issue. ...Read more

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How is chemical epididymitis (caused by urine backflow with no infection) treated?

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How is chemical epididymitis (caused by urine backflow with no infection) treated?

Here are some...: Still treat it empirically with antibiotics & pain medication because it's technically impossible to verify it with culture. How to treat a 22-yo man with clinical epididymitis? It is reasonable to use Azithromycin or doxycycline after reviewing history + physical exam + timely testing as needed - to attest: Most care is based on INDIRECT evidence from continual collection & analysis of experience ...Read more

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Can alcohol or toners irritate a person with the skin condition called atopic dermatitis ?

Can alcohol or toners irritate a person with the skin condition called atopic dermatitis ?

Yes!: People with eczema or atopic dermatitis need to keep their skin moisturized. Alcohol is drying to the skin and can be deterimental. Toners that contain alcohol (astringents) should also be avoided. Find a moisturizers that is free of alcohol, scents, dyes, fragrances, or other chemicals. Moisturizers that contain ceramide, free fatty acids and cholesterol (barrier lipids) are very beneficial. ...Read more

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Which STD is often confused with yeast infections and uti's?

Requires testing: Yeast and bladder infections cause symptoms similar to several stds. The only way to know the difference is to see your doctor for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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Could a vaginal infection be caused by a partner w/ poor hygiene?

Could a vaginal infection be caused by a partner w/ poor hygiene?

Male anatomy: Vaginal infections are caused by a partner, who at some point during his life acquired a sexually transmitted infection from a woman and then passes it on. Since the culprits harbor deeper in a man's genital tract (e.g., urine pipe or prostate glands) they cannot be reached with hygenic measures, but have to be treated with antibiotics (gonorrhea, chlamydia). ...Read more

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Is BV, trich, and the other 2 common clamydia gonnorrhea STDs the only conditions that can cause a foul vaginal odor?

Is BV, trich, and the other 2 common clamydia gonnorrhea STDs the only conditions that can cause a foul vaginal odor?

Vaginal odor: Any condition that causes an increase in vaginal bacteria can result in a foul odor. This is because some of these bacteria produce chemicals that are quite offensive to humans sense of smell. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trich do not usually cause this, but BV does. Also foreign material such as retained toilet paper or parts of tampons can do this by increasing the bacterial count. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginitis cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Can bacterial vaginitis cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes: It is not a very common cause of PID, but it is a relatively infrequent cause of it. You'll find that a lot of the docs on this site will say no, but in the OB/GYN literature it talks about non STD causes of PID and BV is one of them. Luckily it is usually less severe than PID associated with gonorrhea or chlamydia. ...Read more

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Can pelvic inflammatory disease cause leg pain down one or both legs? DVT. ultrasound was negative but I was on flagyl for vaginitis..

Can pelvic inflammatory disease cause leg pain down one or both legs?  DVT. ultrasound was negative but I was on flagyl for vaginitis..

VeryVeryUnlikely: PID to cause pain down both legs is very very unlikely as there is nowhere PID can affect the nerves in the spine that are usually responsible for pain in both legs which originates in Lumbar Spine and that is too far fetched and in my view impossible No PID can not cause leg pain down one or two legs.You need to get MRI of LS Spine to find the cause ...Read more

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What cause gardnarela vaginitis is bad?

What cause gardnarela vaginitis is bad?

Gardnerella vaginiti: Gardnerella vaginitis is a common cause of vaginitis seen in sexually active women. It can produce a yellow to gray discharge and has a fishy odor. ...Read more

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What could cause vaginitis in children?

What could cause vaginitis in children?

Yeast: Some causes are fungal infections and retention of a foreign body. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of vaginitis?

Discharge/irritation: A vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) can, most commonly, be caused by bacteria, yeast or an organism called trichomonas. The most common symptoms are itching, burning and/or irritation, with or without a discharge and/or an odor that is unpleasent or abnormal for the patient.. Post menopausal patients may develop an atrophic vaginitis from a lack of estrogen.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vaginitis in a child?

What are the symptoms of vaginitis in a child?

VAGINITIS: The child will complaint of vaginal itching, redness, urinary frequency and pain in the genital area. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginitis?

What is the definition or description of: vaginitis?

Vaginitis: 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 area of the body. ...Read more

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Are there any ways that naturally to cure vaginitis?

Are there any ways that naturally to cure vaginitis?

Yes: The normal vaginal environment - ie a microenvironment that has low levels of bacteria and yeast/fungus - is maintained by a very high acidity level - what is called a low ph of 4. A natural method to urge the vagina to keep a very high acid level is to use borate (boric acid) capsules in the vagina (from a compounding pharmacy) can help keep the acidity at the level it needs to be. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms for different kinds of vaginitis?

What are the different symptoms for different kinds of vaginitis?

Multiple: Yeast infections usually cause a white thick discharge with itching, and bacterial infections usually cause a yellow to green discharge with odor. ...Read more

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I believe my wife have vaginitis but we're not 100% on it, exactly what is it?

Inflammation: "vaginitis" is a general term meaning inflammation of the vagina. Infection is one cause, but there can be others. Historically the most common infections are yeast (candidiasis, ) trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis (not really an -itis.) she must be examined by a doctor to tell any more. ...Read more

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How do you get vaginitis trich?

Sexual transmission: It is transmitted via intercourse, sex play, or very rarely a very warm body of water in which you swam. Trich goes from one warm moist place to another as a protozoan entity and does not survive well outside of the body. ...Read more

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How can you get acute vaginitis?

How can you get acute vaginitis?

Vaginitis: Several possibilities. A common way to get vaginitis is by acquiring an infection during sex, that is called a sexually transmitted disease (std). You need to call your doctor for an appointment for an examination. ...Read more

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Can you get vaginitis from nuvaring?

YES: Iud is a foreign object that can cause bleeding and infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in ...Read more