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Will senile vaginitis make it harder to have sex as women age?

Will senile vaginitis make it harder to have sex as women age?

Senile Vaginitis: Senile vaginitis is atrophic vaginitis. It is the result of a decrease in hormonal effect on the vaginal tissue. The tissue becomes thin and easily damaged. ...Read more

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 should I do treat vaginitis?

What should I do treat vaginitis?

See a doc: Treatment of vaginitis requires medical diagnosis and treatment. ...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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What are some of the tests for Vaginitis?

What are some of the tests for Vaginitis?

The tests for Vaginitis include:: Acidity of vaginal fluid, Trichomonas culture, Wet mount. ...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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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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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

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How do you get vaginitis trich?

Sexual transmission: It is transmitted via intercourse, sex play, or very rarely a very warm body of water in which you swam. Trich goes from one warm moist place to another as a protozoan entity and does not survive well outside of the body. ...Read more

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Is there a naturopathic way to cure vaginitis?

Is there a naturopathic way to cure vaginitis?

Vaginitis: There are different types of vaginitis. Yeast vaginitis is best treated w/ otc fungal infectionsand then add probiotics, eat less sugar and if that fails try boric acid suppositories. Bacterial vaginitis is best treated with Flagyl but then the lifestyle changes are to use probiotics, chlorophyll, and if this fails, try boric acid. Dry vagina is best treated with hormones. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has discharge. I may have vaginitis too?

Boyfriend has discharge. I may have vaginitis too?

Possibly: A discharge is a sign that the male has some type of infection like urethritis. There is a possibility that it has an std as its source so it is best for you to get checked, even if you don't have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can implanon cause vaginitis?

Vaginitis: Implanon it self will not cause vaginitis. Vaginitis is caused by an imbalance in the bacteria of the vagina. ...Read more

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Does vaginitis affect periods?

Not normally.: Please see your doctor for this issue. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I have vaginitis?

Can I get pregnant if I have vaginitis?

Yes: Despite having this condition, you can still get pregnant without the appropriate birth control measures. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for vaginal vaginitis?

It depends...: What is causing the vaginitis. There are cures for many (but not all) causes of vaginitis. ...Read more

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What can u take to get rid of vaginitis?

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

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If dirty tub can I get fungal vaginitis?

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

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What are the tests for trichomonas vaginitis?

Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The trichomonas organisms are visible under magnification. ...Read more

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Is it possible for vaginitis to affect periods?

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

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What should I use as home remedy for vaginitis?

One I use: I have on occasiona suggested organic (homemade mostly) plain yogurt douches. Basically homemade plain yogurt thinned out with sterile water and then placed in the vagina like you would with a vinegar douche. The yogurt has lactobacillus, which is the good vaginal bacteria. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for glabrata vaginitis?

What is the best treatment for glabrata vaginitis?

Candida Glabrata: This is a good question! Candida Glabrata is often resistant to our standard anti-fungal vaginal creams (like monistat, lotrimin, and terazol) as well as the standard oral medication: difluan. There are other, stronger antifungal agents, but they may carry more risk to your health. I usually prescribe compounded Boric Acid vaginal capsules for this condition. It works most of the time. ...Read more

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How long does it take bacteria vaginitis to go away?

How long does it take bacteria vaginitis to go away?

One week: Within one week more than 90% of bacterial vaginosis should clear out with Metronidazole treatment. ...Read more

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How is vaginitis in young girls diagnosed before puberty?

How is vaginitis in young girls diagnosed before puberty?

Swab: Without needing to do a true internal exam, I small swab of the discharge can be obtained and examined under the microscope to determine the cause of the vaginitis and initiate specific treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with trichomonas vaginitis?

What are the symptoms associated with trichomonas vaginitis?

Trichomoniasis: S an std caused by the trichomonas vaginalis parasite. Approximately 70% of people w trichomoniaisis infection are asymptomatic. Men can experience penile discharge, burning after urination, discomfort after ejaculation ; itching/ sensitivity of urethra. A trichomoniasis vaginalis parasitic infection can lead to frothing, greenish-yellow, malodorous vaginal discharge. Women may have pain w. ...Read more

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Question that has a little tmi? How do they test for vaginitis?

Vaginitis: Vaginitis means irritation of the vagina. This can be from injury, from yeast overgrowth, from an imbalance in the types of bacteria growing there, and from hormonal imbalances (typically hormonal deficiencies). A history and physical exam, and maybe a lab test by blood, urine, or a slide of a vaginal swab might be used to tell you exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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Is vaginitis contagious or deadly? What causes it and why does it happen?

See below: It depends on the cause. Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina. It can be caused by yeast, bacteria, other organisms. Please get it treated, and i'd recommend using condoms for intercourse until it is cleared up. Please always use safe sex practices. ...Read more

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My discharge has a fishy kind of smell. Previous history of vaginitis. What should I do?

My discharge has a fishy kind of smell. Previous history of vaginitis. What should I do?

Doctor can examine: Many women have vaginal discharge, but some types of discharge are not normal. A woman may see normal changes in discharge before or after her period. Changes in discharge that may be an infection: a bad odor; vaginal itching or swelling; a green, yellow, or gray colored discharge; discharge looking foamy or like cottage cheese, etc. A doctor can check, if symptoms persist, recur or are worrisome. ...Read more

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I've been very sick since february so have left chronic vaginitis untreated. Is there any harm in that?

Vaginitis: Not sure what kind of vaginitis you are referring to. Any infection left untreated is not good but some could be worse than others. See doc to get it treated. ...Read more

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What is the OTC treatment for vaginitis from C. glabrata? Diagnosed in the states but now in Thailand where no one seems to know about glabrata vvc

What is the OTC treatment for vaginitis from C. glabrata? Diagnosed in the states but now in Thailand where no one seems to know about glabrata vvc

See GYN: Over the counter medications may be a first start. They may be able to treat the initial infection. If it persists, you may have to see a physician to get a different dosed medication ...Read more

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Since child till now, 20th, I used to masturbate with a strong shower faucet on my clitoris. Is it has bad effect? I now had vaginitis, is it the cause?

Since child till now, 20th, I used to masturbate with a strong shower faucet on my clitoris. Is it has bad effect? I now had vaginitis, is it the cause?

Possibly: Spraying water into the vagina may actually promote infection. It changes the bacterial colonization in the vagina, changing the acidity and allowing for a change in the organisms that keep the vagina stable. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! I have vaginitis?

Encourage you to: See your gynecologist so that the exact cause of the vaginitis can be identified and treated. ...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