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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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Vulvovaginitis (Definition)

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

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?

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?

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

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Can vulvovaginitis come with blisters?

Possible: My main concern with blisters of the genital area would be to rule out herpes simplex infection. There are other possible causes, including impetigo and other less common conditions. ...Read more

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What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The yeast organisms are visible under magnification. ...Read more

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What it`s the correct treatment for mycotic vulvovaginitis?! it`s any antibiotic?

Anti-fungal: Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Mycotic infections are yeast infections. They need to be treated with anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole (diflucan). Antibiotics, in fact, might make the yeast infection worse! talk with your doctor about the correct medications to use! ...Read more

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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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I was diagnosed with acute severe vulvovaginitis three weeks ago. I was prescribed Flagyl and I took the entire prescription. My infection came back and it's worse than ever, it spread to my anus. What should I do?

I was diagnosed with acute severe vulvovaginitis three weeks ago. I was prescribed Flagyl and I took the entire prescription. My infection came back and it's worse than ever, it spread to my anus. What should I do?

Different germs: If an infection does not respond to antibiotic treatment, either the wrong antibiotic was picked, or the germs are resistant against the antibiotic. Resistance to antibiotics in female vulvovaginitis is not really a problem. Sometimes, antibiotics cause an exacerbation of a mild yeast infection and the patient jumps from the fire into the frying pan. ...Read more

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Recovering from vulvovaginitis healed on my vulva BUT now I have a rash on both my upper inner thighs. Another infection?

Recovering from vulvovaginitis healed on my vulva BUT now I have a rash on both my upper inner thighs. Another infection?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to see both eruptions it is impossible to diagnose these. Assuming your vulvovaginitis was due to Candida would then have to know how and with what you treated it. Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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What types of bacteria besides the typical garderella cause vulvovaginitis? Burning, redness of vulva skin?

Let me help: The most common types of vulvovaginitis are genital candidiasis (also called yeast infection), trichomoniasis, and nonspecific vaginitis (also called haemophilus vaginalis vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis or gardnerella vaginalis vaginitis). Some types of vulvovaginitis are more rare than others. ...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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Sensitive bladder & urethra (no uti) vulvovaginitis, anal irritation & burning (no yeast/bacteria) is this vulvodynia or pelvic floor dysfunction?

Sensitive bladder & urethra (no uti) vulvovaginitis, anal irritation & burning (no yeast/bacteria) is this vulvodynia or pelvic floor dysfunction?

See a doctor: Doesn't sound like pelvic loot dysfunction but the symptoms are concerning nonetheless. Definitely see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy ?

Why children feel giddy ?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more