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Vaginitis Yeast Infection
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
I have a history of reoccurring vaginitis/bacteria vaginitis and yeast infection. I'm not sexually active but the infections seems to get worse. Help?
I've just been diagnosed with gardnerella vaginitis & a yeast infection. I was given diflucan (fluconazole) & flagyl. Should my husband be treated also?
No: These are not expressly sexually transmitted infections. The pathophysiology has more to do with the micro-environment of your vagina that allows overgrowth of what some would argue are normally commensal flora. Diflucan (fluconazole) is for the yeast and Flagyl is for the gardnerella spp. ...Read more
Diagnosed with bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection 7daysago. Took Diflucan (fluconazole) and intravaginal AB. White clumps continue and itching back. Monistat3?
Return to doctor: Hmmm... something doesn't compute. Bacterial vaginosis is not effectively treated with intravaginal antibiotics; it requires antibiotic by mouth (usually metronidazole). Fluconazole (Diflucan) usually works well for yeast, but miconazole (Monistat) is very similar and might not help if fluconazole did not. Return to be rechecked by the doctor or clinic where you were diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Could a tilted uterus cause vaginal burning and pain during sex I have never had an underlying STD just bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection?
See answer: ~20% of females born in the U.S. Have a tipped/tilted uterus which simply means that the uterus is not in a normal up and down placement but tipped forward or back in comparison to where it should be aligned. Though usually asymptomatic, it may be associated with pain during sex or menstruation. Vaginal burning unassociated with sex would not be a typical symptom. Gynecologist can provide answer. ...Read more
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