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Dr. Emily Altman
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Vulvovaginitis (Overview)

Inflammation and or infection of vulva( external lips) and vagina which could be due to infection with bacteria/fungus/ std or a chemical irritant.


Dr. Emily Altman
48 doctors shared insights

Vulvovaginitis (Overview)

Inflammation and or infection of vulva( external lips) and vagina which could be due to infection with bacteria/fungus/ std or a chemical irritant.


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Is it possible for vulvovaginitis to persist even after types of bacteria are diagnosed (dna probe) and treated? Antibiotics aren't working.

Is it possible for vulvovaginitis to persist even after types of bacteria are diagnosed (dna probe) and treated? Antibiotics aren't working.

Vulvovaginitis : It is possible you have a "mixed" infection with more than one infectious agent that wasn't tested. In addition, you may be resistant to the antibiotic, even though it is intended to eradicate the identified organism. You need to follow up with the gynecologist and search for an explanation for the failed therapy. ...Read more

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Vulvovaginitis (horrible redness, burning of vulva and anal area) treated for 4 types of bacteria (dna test), seen 6 dr's in 3 months. Any advice?

Vulvovaginitis (horrible redness, burning of vulva and anal area) treated for 4 types of bacteria (dna test), seen 6 dr's in 3 months. Any advice?

Test for diabetes?: While i certainly don't know the specifics of your situation, I have seen patients with severe vulvovaginitis due to yeast (not bacteria) where their underlying risk was actually diabetes. Because it's easy to test (blood test), you might want to see if this has been done. Good luck; sounds miserable. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What are the tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

What are the tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

Trichomoniasis: To diagnose trichomoniasis urine sediment, vaginal swab, semen, urethral swab can be used for a wet mount reading, culture, rapid assay or pcr test. ...Read more

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What causes vulvovaginitis?

What causes vulvovaginitis?

Infectious condition: Vulvovaginitis means inflammation of vagina and vulva-typically caused by common infections like candida(yeast), gardnerella(bacterial vaginosis), trichomonas.Group b sreptococcus can cause vaginitis rarely vulvitis.Other common causes of vulvitis are contact dermatitis caused by allergy to synthetic wear, hoses, underwear etc.Then there are certain rare vuvar dystrophies caused by autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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How to treat vulvovaginitis?Tell me the treatment part?

How to treat vulvovaginitis?Tell me the treatment part?

Treating Infection : First one must know what bug or infection or problem is causing the infection or inflammation. Your question is missing the most important fact. ...Read more

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Is there a home treatment for vulvovaginitis?

Is there a home treatment for vulvovaginitis?

Vulvovaginitis: Yes-you can start by not using pads and scented wipes, stop douching, wear cotton underclothes and if possible avoid underwear at night.You can do sitz baths in plain warm water to soothe area and dry with a blow dryer.You could use otc monistat or similar products with an outside creme-however this may lead to aggravation of symptoms .If all this fails to improve your condition, please see your gyn. ...Read more

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What causes vulvovaginitis?

Infectious condition: Vulvovaginitis means inflammation of vagina and vulva-typically caused by common infections like candida(yeast), gardnerella(bacterial vaginosis), trichomonas.Group b sreptococcus can cause vaginitis rarely vulvitis.Other common causes of vulvitis are contact dermatitis caused by allergy to synthetic wear, hoses, underwear etc.Then there are certain rare vuvar dystrophies caused by autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vulvovaginitis?

What is the definition or description of: vulvovaginitis?

Inflam. of vulva/vag: Inflammation and or infection of vulva( external lips) and vagina which could be due to infection with bacteria/fungus/ std or a chemical irritant. ...Read more

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Is vulvovaginitis contagious ?

Mostly not: There are various causes of vulvovaginitis. Yeast for example can also affect your partner. Generally, we treat you and then decide if a sex partner needs treatment. Usually the answer is no. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vulvovaginitis on pregnancy?

What are the effects of vulvovaginitis on pregnancy?

Depends on why: Depending on the cause, it may have no effect (yeast infection), put someone at risk of preterm labor (trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis), or put the baby at risk of severe infection (herpes). Have your provider check for a cause if you have vulvovaginitis. ...Read more

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Is there a home treatment for vulvovaginitis?

Vulvovaginitis: Yes-you can start by not using pads and scented wipes, stop douching, wear cotton underclothes and if possible avoid underwear at night.You can do sitz baths in plain warm water to soothe area and dry with a blow dryer.You could use otc monistat or similar products with an outside creme-however this may lead to aggravation of symptoms .If all this fails to improve your condition, please see your gyn. ...Read more

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What are the tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

Trichomoniasis: To diagnose trichomoniasis urine sediment, vaginal swab, semen, urethral swab can be used for a wet mount reading, culture, rapid assay or pcr test. ...Read more

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How to treat vulvovaginitis?Tell me the treatment part?

Treating Infection : First one must know what bug or infection or problem is causing the infection or inflammation. Your question is missing the most important fact. ...Read more

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I got a vulvovaginitis severe itching in night what to do?

I got a vulvovaginitis severe itching in night what to do?

Get tested: You need to find out the cause by seeing your provider, but now try a warm sitz bath 3x a day until the exam. ...Read more

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If two women used the same sex toy and one of them had vulvovaginitis , would the other one get it?

If two women used the same sex toy and one of them had vulvovaginitis , would the other one get it?

It's possible.: It is possible to spread virus particles, bacteria, or yeast by sharing sex toys. For that matter, any exchange of bodily fluids can result in transmission of an std. ...Read more

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Can you test positive for m. Hominis vaginally, but not have it cause vulvovaginitis? Is it possible for it to stay dormant?

Certainly : M. Hominis is very commonly found in the genital flora of sexually experienced males and females. It can cause an infection by itself, but much rarer as compared to other infections. When it does cause an infection it usually does so in the presence of another more virulent infection. ...Read more