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Vaginitis developed on spring break after party last night (really need help asap so my folks wont know)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vaginitis give you urgency to urine? They did find some bacteria in my urine culture. I'm taking medication, but still feel need to urine.
Yes: It is possible that you have a bladder infection and a vaginal infection. And yes, a vaginal infection can cause symptoms of frequency and burning. Also, the antibiotics for the UTI will increase the chance of a vaginal yeast infection. Consider treating with a vaginal yeast cream at the same time. ...Read more
Just got a clean bill of health from my doctor :) but he said I need to take precautions to avoid getting atrophic vaginitis. What can I do?
Could be allergy: If you have had investigations that are not giving you answers, then it's "game on!" search for all of the suspects. Is it some chemical reaction with your new sex partner? Are you using different tampons/pads/soap/detergent/fabric softener/sex lubricant? Make sure the vaginitis is truly cured. New medication/diet/exercise/clothes/undies/creams? This could be simple contact dermatitis: search hard. ...Read more
How is vaginitis diagnosed? If i go to the doctor with symptoms such as: vaginal itching and foul smelling discharge- will i need a pap smear? I
Vaginal infections: There are many causes of vaginitis, not all of which are really infections. Some cause itching, heavy discharge, foul odor. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Vaginal itching is usually associated with yeast, accompanied by thick white discharge. Trichamonas causes itching and odor. Discharge and odor with no real itching is usually bacterial vaginosis, not treated, but managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes AND no: Often times vaginitis can be cleared quickly. However, the time limiting factor is determining what is causing the inflammation. Once you know what the problem is, then you can get it fixed quickly. If the problem is more obscure, then it usually takes longer to figure it out and therefore, longer to get it cleared. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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