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Is It Normal For Virgin Under 18 To Have A Vaginal Infection
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 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
How to check if discharge is leuchoria or its normal discharge? And does it leads to vaginal infections?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer