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How Long Should Vaginal Infections Last
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
Change in pH: Many things change the pH of the vagina. This change can inhibit or Prohibit the growth of your body's normal bacteria. Without this normal bacteria, yeast and/or bacterial overgrowths can occur and cause vaginitis. I like probiotics for maintenance, but see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
No: Symptoms of vaginal infection are as diverse as the organisms that cause them. Syphilis, hpv, or gonorrhea may produce no symptoms at all. Others such as yeast or bacteria may produce a discharge, odor and itching or irritation. Pain is not commonly associated with vaginal infection but could be seen with herpes virus or if more localized with an abcess due to typical bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over the counter: If you think you have a vaginal yeast infection then medications are available over the counter. Thick white discharge with itching are common symptoms. If you think you have a STD or have malodorous discharge then testing by a doctor is needed to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more
C Ur GYN: B evaluated 4 this problem and find out a cause. Some underlying problem may exist. I would b sure u have no std's, also ur partner. Another factor is if approaching or in menopause, the lack of estrogen does inhibit the natural secretions 2 lubricate the vagina. There r vaginal suppositories 2 aid in this that help. Also new his & her's lubricants r great. C ur gyn 1st. ...Read more
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