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Infections Of The 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
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
How do I know if I have some type of infection in my vagina? I tend to smell down there even after washing it. Also, what should I use to wash it?
Bacterial vaginosis?: Strong vaginal odor usually means bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Odor often worse after sex. STDs possible if at risk; from the topic tags you chose, you're awre of this. Treatment is a prescription antibiotic, so get care ASAP for diagnosis, STD testing, and Rx. OK to wash genital area with soap and water, but do not douche, which is unhealthy and makes BV worse. ...Read more
I have an infection on external vagina and swelling has also developed on one side of it . A bad odour comes from it and that swelling is increasing.
See doc: If you have an infection, you need to consult your doctor and get treated especially when it is getting worse. ...Read more
No: That is not possible. It would coincidental. ...Read more
Timing is everything: If it is your first time, and you have new symptoms that you have not had before, then it is a new problem. If you have had similar symptoms in the past and you have been treated for the same thing in the past, then it is chronic. To make matters more complicated, between new (acute) and chronic, there is sub-acute. Either way, it is time for you to call your doctor! ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with staphylococcus aureus infection in my vagina. Is this dangerous? can it spread into my blood?
I have a friend that maybe has infection in her vagina and she said even after she bathe she has some white thing in her panty. What can help?
Not usually.: Dark brown blood can occur for many reasons other than infection. Usually an infection is associated with other symptoms such as: -foul smelling discharge -profuse watery, discharge -pain with sex -severe itching Any unusual bleeding should be investigated with a pregnancy test if pregnancy is possible. I hope this helps! Dr. Angevine ...Read more