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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


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What are the main symptoms of vaginitis?

What are the main symptoms of vaginitis?

Discharge/irritation: A vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) can, most commonly, be caused by bacteria, yeast or an organism called trichomonas. The most common symptoms are itching, burning and/or irritation, with or without a discharge and/or an odor that is unpleasent or abnormal for the patient.. Post menopausal patients may develop an atrophic vaginitis from a lack of estrogen.. ...Read more

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Does vaginitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does vaginitis usually cause many symptoms?

Vaginal infections: There are many causes of vaginitis, not all of which are really infections. Some cause itching, heavy discharge, foul odor. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Vaginal itching is usually associated with yeast, accompanied by thick white discharge. Trichamonas causes itching and odor. Discharge and odor with no real itching is usually bacterial vaginosis, not treated, but managed. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like vaginitis go away quickly?

Do symptoms like vaginitis go away quickly?

Yes AND no: Often times vaginitis can be cleared quickly. However, the time limiting factor is determining what is causing the inflammation. Once you know what the problem is, then you can get it fixed quickly. If the problem is more obscure, then it usually takes longer to figure it out and therefore, longer to get it cleared. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vaginitis in a child?

VAGINITIS: The child will complaint of vaginal itching, redness, urinary frequency and pain in the genital area. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms for different kinds of vaginitis?

What are the different symptoms for different kinds of vaginitis?

Multiple: Yeast infections usually cause a white thick discharge with itching, and bacterial infections usually cause a yellow to green discharge with odor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacterial vaginitis?

Usually discharge: And odor your gyn can do an in office test or a culture to find out one way or the other. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with trichomonas vaginitis?

What are the symptoms associated with trichomonas vaginitis?

Trichomoniasis: S an std caused by the trichomonas vaginalis parasite. Approximately 70% of people w trichomoniaisis infection are asymptomatic. Men can experience penile discharge, burning after urination, discomfort after ejaculation ; itching/ sensitivity of urethra. A trichomoniasis vaginalis parasitic infection can lead to frothing, greenish-yellow, malodorous vaginal discharge. Women may have pain w. ...Read more

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