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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Is the tampon can caused vaginal infection?

Is the tampon can caused vaginal infection?

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Has been related to use of super tampons that were not changed in a timely manner. ...Read more

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I use tampons & i heard they can increase risk of vaginal infections.Just getting off & i'm having a fishy odor, have reoccurring vag infections, bv?

I use tampons & i heard they can increase risk of vaginal infections.Just getting off & i'm having a fishy odor, have reoccurring vag infections, bv?

That is true: Tampons need to be changed frequently, and acidolphilus pills daily can help prevent BV but if u think u have it u need to see a gyn for cultures and antibiotics either vaginal or oral. ...Read more

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If you have vaginal infection does it hurt to use a tampon?

It could: An infection would cause inflammation of the tissues in the vagina. These inflamed tissues could be irritated by the use of a tampon. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal infections?

What causes vaginal infections?

Several causes: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of organisms. The most common is yeast. Other causes include bacteria (bacterial vaginosis), trichomonas, and herpes. ...Read more

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Can hemorroids cause vaginal infections?

Can hemorroids cause vaginal infections?

Not directly. : Many vaginal infections actually come from bacteria and yeast from the anal region. For example bacterial vaginosis bacterial usually come from the rectum. The most common bacteria causing uti's, e. Coli, same source. So, women with hemorrhoids and those without often times have the same bacterial and yeast infection issues. Its more of the region as the source. ...Read more

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Are all vaginal infections self-treatable?

Are all vaginal infections self-treatable?

No: Some yeast infections may respond to otc antifungals. If they dont respond then your doctor will prescribe a stronger antifungal either a cream or pill. Bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recurrent vaginal infections?

What are the tests for recurrent vaginal infections?

Culture: Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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Will intimate wash or creams help curing vaginal infections?

Will intimate wash or creams help curing vaginal infections?

Wipes/ proper wiping: As well as showering and washing well. The sanitary wipes help also in between. Also proper hygiene in wiping after urinating or after a bm. Never wipe toward ur vagina always the opposite direction 2 avoid any contamination. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

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 ...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