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Is it normal for virgin under 18 to have a vaginal infection?

Is it normal for virgin under 18 to have a vaginal infection?

Yes: Vaginal infection occurences have very little to do with one's virginity and more to do with the vaginal environment. Even prolonged tampon use can alter that environment and cause bacterial infections if not changed appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 vaginal infection? It's been over 3 years and i've noticed a large amount of a white, slimy, liquid in my underwear. I don't know if it's normal, or a type of infection?

How do I know if I have a vaginal infection? It's been over 3 years and i've noticed a large amount of a white, slimy, liquid in my underwear. I don't know if it's normal, or a type of infection?

The : The best way to answer this question is to have your doctor do a vaginal wet mount test. This test requires a swab of vaginal fluid and the doctor looks at it under the microscope. The ph of the vaginal fluid is also tested. The test helps to determine if you have bacterial vaginosis, yeast, trichomonas (a sexually transmitted disease), or normal discharge. For answers to more of your gynecology questions, see our website and click on articles or patient forms and handouts: www.Uwmedicine.Org\gynecology. ...Read more

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Can a virgin get a vaginal infection?

Can a virgin get a vaginal infection?

Yes: A virgin can get yeast vaginitis especially after a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to check if discharge is leuchoria or its normal discharge? And does it leads to vaginal infections?

How to check if discharge is  leuchoria or its normal discharge? And does it leads to vaginal infections?

Leukorrhea: Definitely by having a phusical exam and testing by a gynecologist. This is the best person who can answer you only by examining you in real life. Leucorrhea may be sometimes benign and without any complication and for long time. ...Read more

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What vaginal infection causes both vaginal and anal irritation/itch? Virgin

What vaginal infection causes both vaginal and anal irritation/itch? Virgin

Vaginal infection: Bacterial vaginosis, candida infection, soaps, changing detergent, feminine deodorant, type of underwear, blood from menstruation, poor hygiene, excesive sweating etc . Many things can cause those symptomps. ...Read more

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I had pap's test just before 15 days for vaginal infection.It came normal.No infectin..But still I am facing the same symptoms.Again need to do it?

No: The pap doesn't necessarily detect infections. If you are still having symptoms, you need to get this checked by your doctor specifically looking for infection. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal infection be present even if my pap smear is normal?

Can a vaginal infection be present even if my pap smear is normal?

Yes: Pap's smear sometimes don't mention things other than presence of normal or abnormal vaginal or cervical cells. If you have persistent discharge, these are common causes of vaginal infection- bacterial vaginosis/gardnerella, candida, trichomonas, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Google online for more info and images. Take care! ...Read more

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I have vaginal infection and i haven't have sex for 3 years is it normal for 20 year old woman?

Not an STI: The common vaginal infections like yeast and bacterial vaginitis are not sexually ttransmitted so it is entirely normal and possible to have one. The microbes that cause these problems are usually present in small numbers in the vagina, but if conditions are right they can crop up in large numbers and cause symptoms. It is a good idea to let your gyn see you to make and exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


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