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Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Overview)

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, vaginal discharge, or fever.


Dr. Timothy Brown
457 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Infections (Overview)

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, vaginal discharge, or fever.


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I always get some type of vaginal infection even if I use protection, why?

I always get some type of vaginal infection even if I use protection, why?

What protection?: BV and candida infections are not STDs, although your male partner can reintroduce the organisms if they are on the skin of his penis. You should not be getting trichomonas if he is wearing a condom and it has not broken. That is an STD and you should go and be checked for others. The gynecologist can explain the BV and candidal infections to you in detail. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to reuse an antibiotic if it hasn't expired yet? I keep getting some type of vaginal infection even though I haven't had sex in 6 months.

Is it okay to reuse an antibiotic if it hasn't expired yet? I keep getting some type of vaginal infection even though I haven't had sex in 6 months.

Not a good idea: You really shouldn't have any leftover antibiotic from earlier infections unless you didn't take the full prescription, so maybe that's the problem. Recurrent vaginal infection is probably either yeast or bacterial vaginosis; either can recur without sex. Probably not an STD, but you can't know for sure without exam and testing. Best to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and prescription. ...Read more

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How many different types of bacterial vaginal infections are there that cause white blood count to be high during a pap smear obgyn prescribed azthro?

How many different types of bacterial vaginal infections are there that cause white blood count to be high during a pap smear obgyn prescribed azthro?

?????: A vaginal bacterial infection would not cause your WBC in your blood to be high, but if u had an std or another type of bacteria that progressed and went to the endometrium- causing an endometritis or the tubes - causing a pid that can give you an elevated white count when your CBC is doneand u need antibiotics and close followup. ...Read more

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What are two types of vaginal bacterial infections?

What are two types of vaginal bacterial infections?

Vaginal infections.: Bacterial vaginosis is one type and sexually transmitted bacterial diseases are another. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a vaginal infection? It's been over 3 years and i've noticed a large amount of a white, slimy, liquid in my underwear. I don't know if it's normal, or a type of infection?

How do I know if I have a vaginal infection? It's been over 3 years and i've noticed a large amount of a white, slimy, liquid in my underwear. I don't know if it's normal, or a type of infection?

The : The best way to answer this question is to have your doctor do a vaginal wet mount test. This test requires a swab of vaginal fluid and the doctor looks at it under the microscope. The ph of the vaginal fluid is also tested. The test helps to determine if you have bacterial vaginosis, yeast, trichomonas (a sexually transmitted disease), or normal discharge. For answers to more of your gynecology questions, see our website and click on articles or patient forms and handouts: www.Uwmedicine.Org\gynecology. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would you go to for a vaginal infection?

Gynecologist: You could probably see a number of different doctors, definitely a gynecologist, but some family practice doctors are comfortable doing gynecological exams. ...Read more

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Symptoms of vaginal infections?

Symptoms of vaginal infections?

Discharge : That is abnormal , foul smell, pain, bumps or sores that have not been there before. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


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