vaginal infections

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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.
Authored by Dr. Geoff W. Rutledge

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Dr. Ziad Akl answered:

What causes vaginal infections?

Several causes

Bacterial_infections
Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of organisms. The most common is yeast. Other causes include bacteria (Bacterial Vaginosis), Trichomonas, and herpes.
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Symptoms of vaginal infections?

Discharge

Vaginitis
That is abnormal , foul smell, pain, bumps or sores that have not been there before.
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What can cause vaginal infection ?

Varied

Vaginitis
Fungus, bacteria & viruses.
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Can vaginal infection delay menses?

No

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That would not affect the menstrual cycle.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Can a virgin get a vaginal infection?

Yes

Vaginitis
A virgin can get yeast vaginitis especially after a course of antibiotics.
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Can vaginal infection stop my period?

No normally

Infection
More systemic infections can impact period.
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Can astragalus cure vaginal infection?

NO Astragalus data

Infection
Astragalus root is a Chinese herbal remedy used to improve immune function. There is absolutely no data (controlled clinical trials) to say that it will help with a vaginal infection.
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Dr. Tony T. Ho answered:

Common medicine for vaginal infection?

Depends

Vaginitis
It depends on the root cause; for example, yeast infections are treated with either topical or systemic antifungals (clotrimazole, miconazole, or fluconazole).
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What is gardnarella vaginal infection?

"Vaginosis"

Vaginal_infections
The Gardnerella bacteria is the most common pathogen. Easily treated with antibiotics. Douching is not recommended!
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Dr. Elise Sadoun answered:

Vaginal infection to take what medicne?

See your doctor

Infection
There are many types of vaginal infections, and you need to see a doctor to determine if you have an infection, what type it is, and what the proper treatment would be. Good luck.
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