Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Long Should Vaginal Infections Last

Share
1

1
Symptoms of vaginal infections?

Symptoms of vaginal infections?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
9 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
What are some common vaginal infections?

What are some common vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: The most common vaginal infections are yeast/candidal, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis (trich) and atrophic vaginitis. An exam and simple testing can tell what is causing a vaginal infection or if it is something else. ...Read more

4

4
Why do I keep getting vaginal infections?

Why do I keep getting vaginal infections?

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

5

5
Does pain accompany all vaginal infections?

Does pain accompany all vaginal infections?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

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

7

7
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

8

8
What to do about reoccurring vaginal infections?

What to do about reoccurring vaginal infections?

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

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
590 doctors shared insights

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
462 doctors shared insights

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