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Is It Possible For Vaginitis To Affect Periods
Opposite is true: Having a vaginal infection should not change your period. Having vaginal bleeding can worsen a vaginal infection though. Bacterial vaginisis for example is more noticeable when blood is present. The fishy odor will be more profound. ...Read more
LESS EFFECTIVE: If you are having a heavy period the medicine will mostly come out with the blood. A light period or spotting, the cream might have a graeter effect. Probably getting yourself rechecked after your period if symptoms to not improve would be warrented. ...Read more
Without being sexually active, how can one have vaginitis? And does it occur days after period ends? Natural cures available? Possible risks bc of it?
Yes, yes, . ..and yes: Vaginitis =inflammation or infection of the vaginal tissues can be caused by chemical agents or inflammatory conditions or by perineal-anal microbes like bacterias, viruses, fungi etc. Without "being sexually active". It may occur days after period ends. Depending on its cause, "natural cures are available" or specific treatments can be offered to reduce discomfort and sexual or obstetrical risks ...Read more
I had vaginitis, I got medicine for it. My Depakote causes it. I only have it when I got my period. I notice a small odor+things floating in urine?
I am not sure: About your Depakote deduction. Vaginitis is caused by bacteria from the colon colonizing the vagina. Blood happens to help these bacteria along. Watch the thong, it's like a wick going back to front. Use of metronizadole vaginal after menses should help the odor by killing the bacteria. Limiting flow with the pill may help. ...Read more
Some months ago I was taking Contraceptive LD non-stop and I was using vaginal cream for vaginitis beside and suddenly I got period. Can you explain it?
Not unusual: When you take lose estrogen dose birth control pills, then it is not uncommon to get a period or break through bleeding as we more commonly call it. You may have to switch to a different regimen. The vaginal cream most likely does not have anything to do with it unless you are getting a pelvic infection spreading to your uterus, tubes and ovaries. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Is it possible for a male to carry trichomonisis vaginitis for a long period of time without it being detected even with periodic STD tests?
Yes.: It is possible. Trich is a common std that usually presents with symptoms, but not necessarily. If your partner says or thinks they have trich, both of you should be tested. ...Read more
Do vaginal infections cause you to miss a period? Isn't smelly or itchy or painful either. Can infections cause a missed period?
My period is irregular, but I used a reliable period tracker app to predict when I should expect it. Can vaginal infections effect your cycle? Thanks
Irreg menses: You may need oral birth control pills in order to get regular cycles. Vaginal infection usually will not affect you cycle. ...Read more
I'm 25 and I always suffer from vaginal infections right after my period, what should I do to get rid of it? I cannot tolerate it.
Vag infections: It would be nice to know what type of infection you're suffering from. Is it yeast or bacterial vaginosis? You need to know that because treatment will depend on the type of infection you're struggling with. It may be that birth control pills may help if there's a hormonal component. Also, there vaginal probiotic supplements that can be tried, but you will need to know what infection is responsibl. ...Read more
Get a doctor: You don't want to start using products to treat something without a specific diagnosis. You could cause allergic reactions to develop that will make the situation worse. Best to go to a local walk-in clinic for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the cause. There are some patients whom have issues with recurrent infectious (bacterial or yeast) vaginitis. This may require long term therapy. But not all vaginitis is from infections. There are other inflammatory or hormonally related vaginitis. Recommend evaluation with a gynecologist especially one that speciallizes in chronic vaginitis or vulvodynia ...Read more
I had bacterial vaginitis and I don't really have pleasing sensations and it hurts for sex. Can someone tell me why or what could be wrong? : (
Depends: Have you been tested to see that infection has cleared up? Vaginal infections can cause tissue dryness, and irritation. In addition the muscles in the pelvis can spasm to splint against an irritant. This spasm can add to pain with intercourse. See a gyn or urogynecologist for further assessment ...Read more
I think I have vaginitis, my last exam I was prescribed oral meds, but had an allergic reaction so didn't finish. Can some1 else prescribe something?
Vaginal inserts: There are antibiotics that come as vaginal inserts. Depending on what infection you have, it's possible that can be prescribed instead. ...Read more
Prostatitis & STDs?: The best answer is yes. Prostatitis can be associated with some germs that are sexually transmitted including both gardnerella vaginalis and trichomonas. The other concern is that if one sexually transmitted germ is present, there may be another. It never hurts to be safe and get checked. ...Read more
Depends: If it's yeast vaginitis then need anti-fungal, if it's bacterial vaginitis, then most typically doctors will prescribe metrogel. Make sure you know what type you are treating and then consider re-asking question. There are other types, such as atrophic (lack of estrogen) which is treated with estrogen pill, cream or ring. But at 25 years of age, I doubt that's your problem. Best of luck! ...Read more
Possibly: Fungi and bacteria can reside in dirt and dark moist places. If one were to take a bath in a tub with these growing in it there is a possibility that the open mucosa of the vagina could become infected. If you are having discharge, pain, discomfort, or any bad odors this might be the case. Best bet is to see your doctor who can determine what the infection is and how to treat it. ...Read more