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Types Of Vagina Infections
Can any type of vagina infection cause frequent urination? twice at night in bed, 4-5 times during day.
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
Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
Lactobacillus: Many species of bacteria can be isolated from vaginal specimens from healthy women. Lactobacilli are the predominate bacteria of the vaginal flora and comprise more than 95% of the bacteria in the normal vagina. In terms of infections, bacterial vaginosis (bv), trichomonas, and candidiasis ("yeast infection") are frequently encountered. ...Read more
Please dont do that: Inserting yogurt or any other food into the vagina is not an effective treatment for a vaginal infection such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis. Over the counter yeast creams are available to treat this very common problem. It will be more effective to use one such as Monistat or Clotrimazole. Inserting yogurt is likely to cause you more problems. ...Read more
My vagina has been irritated for over a week now, I do have genital herpes but there are no sores anywhere.. Could this be a type of infection?
Possibly: See your doctor since it has been going on for a week. ...Read more
Tmi: what causes watery discharge from vagina? Ttc and I do not have any type of infection. Last period jan 15th.
Normal: If you are absolutely certain that there is no infection then it is a normal occurrence. ...Read more
Can you insert probiotic supplements into the vagina to cure/prevent chronic yeast infections and if so is there a certain brand or type to use?
Not yet: Note yet, at least not with any degree of certainty. However, research is ongoing, looking at which species and strains of microorganisms might someday be able to re-colonize the vagina and prevent overgrowth by fungi (ie, Candida) or other microbes ("BV"). Hopefully someday soon we will be able to apply "normal microbial flora" instead of antibiotics. ...Read more
Why does sex burn my vagina? I don't have any type of STD and no bladder infection or uti. What could be the problem?. We do lube.
Water soluble lube?: If you are using a water soluble lube such as k-y or maxi lube then it is likely that you are experiencing either a ph reaction to his sperm or an allergy. Wearing a condom will rule out the latter. Semen is slightly alkaline and the vagina is mildly acidic and can cause a mild acid/base reaction in some women. ...Read more
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