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How do I know if I have a vagina infection?

How do I know if I have a vagina infection?

With an infection: You might have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling . In that case it would be best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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How do I know if I have a infection on my vagina?

How do I know if I have a infection on my vagina?

Infection sxs.: Hello. Possible indicators of a vaginal infection include: odor, discharge, redness, itching, pain or discomfort with urination. If you have not been treated for these symptoms previously, then evaluation by your gynecologist or family doctor would be helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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I had white looking stuff come out of my vagina today but i don't have no kind of infection what could this be?

I had white looking stuff come out of my vagina today but i don't have no kind of infection what could this be?

Normal: A white discharge from the vagina can be very normal. The skin in the vagina is active and the cells shed. They come out as a white discharge. ...Read more

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Since i was told my vagina has fallen I have had so many infections..If i get it tact back up could the infections lesson or go away completely?

Probably: If you are having bladder infections, it may be because your bladder does not empty well after it has fallen. Restoring the pelvic anatomy with the "bladder tack" will likely help that problem. ...Read more

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Can i crush the garlic and then insert it into the vagina for and infection?

Not a good idea: It's easier and better to go to the doctor, and have the infection identified, to know whether it's yeast or bacterial. So you know how to take care of the infection. Using garlic on any inflamed area that has potential infection maybe cause further irritation, and inflammation of the mucous membranes. ...Read more

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My vagina isnt pink but i am a virgin..its purple..i dont have any infection or problems.is it normal i m 22?

My vagina isnt pink but i am a virgin..its purple..i dont have any infection or problems.is it normal i m 22?

Obgyn exam: Schedule a visit with an Obgyn. It is likely that what you are seeing is just normal human variation. It would be good to let an Obgyn examine you and confirm that everything is ok. ...Read more

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I've let my dog lick my vagina before. (I tried pushing her away) I washed after.. Can my dog or I get an infection?

I've let my dog lick my vagina before. (I tried pushing her away) I washed after.. Can my dog or I get an infection?

Not recommended: Mucous membranes don't have a protective (tough) layer of skin over them (such as a hand). The genital tract qualifies as a mucous membrane because it's moist. As such, it's somewhat easier for germs to pass across from the outside world. You don't know what your dog might have licked before it came near you. You did the right thing which is to wash afterwards. Luckily, overall your risks are low ...Read more

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Are sea sponge tampons safe? If I get baby bits of sea sponge stuck in my vagina, can I get an infection of any kind?

Are sea sponge tampons safe? If I get baby bits of sea sponge stuck in my vagina, can I get an infection of any kind?

I don't trust them.: There has been some question of the cleanliness or safety of sea sponges. They were banned as menstrual products in 1981 after the university of iowa found sand, grit, bacteria, and other pollutants within sea sponges. And there has been at least one case of toxic shock syndrome associated with sea sponges. ...Read more