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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


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What medicine should be prescribe for bacterial vaginitis infections?

What medicine should be prescribe for bacterial vaginitis infections?

A few options: Bacterial vaginosis is caused by a ph balance problem in the vagina. It is most commonly treated by Metronidazole orally, Clindamycin orally, Metronidazole vaginally or tindamax orally. It can also be treated with vaginal boric acid suppositories. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will mycolog cream make vaginal burning worse?

Not usually: Mycolog cream is usually very soothing. It shouldn't make your burning worse. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can a uterine infection be serious you need hysterectomy?

Can a uterine infection be serious you need hysterectomy?

Rarely: Uterine infection is treated aggressively with antibiotics. This therapy is curative in an overwhelming majority of cases. However, some uterine infections are so severe that a hysterectomy is required. This occurs very rarely. ...Read more

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Do you need to retreat frequent or recurring bladder or yeast infections?

Do you need to retreat frequent or recurring bladder or yeast infections?

Yes: Bladder infections in particular can get worse and cause kidney or even blood infections, so they should be treated. Vaginal yeast infections can cause a lot of irritation but will not spread. If you're getting a lot of infections, your doctor may want to check you for other medical conditions (like diabetes) that makes you more likely to get infections., . ...Read more

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Do i need to get a pelvic exam for a yeast infection?

Do i need to get a pelvic exam for a yeast infection?

Depends on doctors.: Physical exam is the best way to see a yeast infection. Some doctors feel comfortable prescribing antifungals without physical exam. If the problem persists, though a physical exam is highly advisable. ...Read more

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Does bacterial balanitis look different than fungal? If doctor did exam would see difference or would swab need to be taken ?

Does bacterial balanitis look different than fungal? If doctor did exam would see difference or would swab need to be taken ?

Yes but same effects: causative organisms different , follow your doctor advise and medication. Most of the time cause is poor hygiene , not cleaning the ares ,phimosis ( unable to retract fore skin to keep clean ) some times on set of diabetes present as balanitis . Some times circumcision may be needed ...Read more

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Could taking Goldenseal possibly help with bacterial vaginitis?

Could taking Goldenseal possibly help with bacterial vaginitis?

Probably not.: Goldenseal (Orange Root) is thought to kill germs as a topical agent. It is also taken by mouth as a digestive aid. Bacterial Vaginosis is a class of bacterial that is effectively treated by prescription antibiotics placed in the vagina or in tablet form by mouth. ...Read more

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Can UA tell if you have bacteria vaganal vagiosis and a yeast infection?

No: Urinalysis is not an effective way of determining if a vaginal infection is present. Wrong body part. BV and yeast can easily be determined by a simple vaginal swab done by your doctor ...Read more

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Can antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

Can antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

Yes: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. ...Read more

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Need a doctor's help! can metro gel cause yeast infection?

Need a doctor's help! can metro gel cause yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Metrogel cream is antiprotozoal and antibacterial. So, theoretically it could allow for overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Medication options.: There are several options of therapy for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are available without a prescription. If symptoms do not resolve with therapy be sure to see a doctor to evaluate additional options and treatments. ...Read more

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How do you get infected with bacterial vaginitis?

How do you get infected with bacterial vaginitis?

Unknown: Bv is an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in the vagina. The cause is not fully understood. Although not sexually transmitted, it is associated with activities that may disrupt the natural balance. For example, douching or having multiple sexual partners. ...Read more

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Can antiacids give you a yeast infection ot bacteria vaginosis ?

Can antiacids give you a yeast infection ot bacteria vaginosis ?

Not if taken orally: The body regulates pH, so the overall pH wouldn't change with it, so it just can't affect vaginal processes. ...Read more

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What antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

What antibiotics work for bacterial vaginosis?

See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other, anaerobic bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. ...Read more

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Could i get help regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 day. ...Read more

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What is vaginitis?

What is vaginitis?

Infection & other: Vagin"itis" means inflammation of the vagina; the symptoms often include abnormal discharge and irritation. It can be caused by organisms either not present there normally or present in only small numbers (yeast, trichomonas, some bacterial types). Lack of estrogen after menopause and certain autoimmune disorders can also cause a similar problem. ...Read more

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What cause gardnarela vaginitis is bad?

What cause gardnarela vaginitis is bad?

Gardnerella vaginiti: Gardnerella vaginitis is a common cause of vaginitis seen in sexually active women. It can produce a yellow to gray discharge and has a fishy odor. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of vaginitis?

What are the main symptoms of vaginitis?

Discharge/irritation: A vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) can, most commonly, be caused by bacteria, yeast or an organism called trichomonas. The most common symptoms are itching, burning and/or irritation, with or without a discharge and/or an odor that is unpleasent or abnormal for the patient.. Post menopausal patients may develop an atrophic vaginitis from a lack of estrogen.. ...Read more

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Can you catch vaginitis off toilet seats?

Can you catch vaginitis off toilet seats?

Not usually: Most often the answer is no. However, if the toilet seat is wet and trichomonas is present it is remotely possible as this particular vaginal infection goes from one warm moist place to another but usually through sexual or genital contact.. ...Read more

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Does vaginitis usually cause many symptoms?

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 more

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Do symptoms like vaginitis go away quickly?

Do symptoms like vaginitis go away quickly?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of vaginitis in a child?

What are the symptoms of vaginitis in a child?

VAGINITIS: The child will complaint of vaginal itching, redness, urinary frequency and pain in the genital area. ...Read more

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How many women can't keep their vaginitis away?

How many women can't keep their vaginitis away?

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

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What is the definition or description of: vaginitis?

What is the definition or description of: vaginitis?

Vaginitis: The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this area of the body. ...Read more

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Are there any ways that naturally to cure vaginitis?

Are there any ways that naturally to cure vaginitis?

Yes: The normal vaginal environment - ie a microenvironment that has low levels of bacteria and yeast/fungus - is maintained by a very high acidity level - what is called a low ph of 4. A natural method to urge the vagina to keep a very high acid level is to use borate (boric acid) capsules in the vagina (from a compounding pharmacy) can help keep the acidity at the level it needs to be. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hurt when i take ovuls for the vaginitis?

Is it normal to hurt when i take ovuls for the vaginitis?

No: If using ovules is painful, you may be having a reaction to the medication. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms for different kinds of vaginitis?

What are the different symptoms for different kinds of vaginitis?

Multiple: Yeast infections usually cause a white thick discharge with itching, and bacterial infections usually cause a yellow to green discharge with odor. ...Read more

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I believe my wife have vaginitis but we're not 100% on it, exactly what is it?

Inflammation: "vaginitis" is a general term meaning inflammation of the vagina. Infection is one cause, but there can be others. Historically the most common infections are yeast (candidiasis, ) trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis (not really an -itis.) she must be examined by a doctor to tell any more. ...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