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What causes vaginal infections?

What causes vaginal infections?

Several causes: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of organisms. The most common is yeast. Other causes include bacteria (bacterial vaginosis), trichomonas, and herpes. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Infection (Definition)

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


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How to cure vaginal infection caused by condom?

How to cure vaginal infection caused by condom?

Wrong question: Condoms do not cause vaginal infections. You didn't say what symptoms you have, but you could have a vaginal infection from another cause or you could have latex sensitivity reacting to a latex condom. There are other potential issues as well, it is best for you to consult a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal infection cause intestinal problems?

Can a vaginal infection cause intestinal problems?

No: Not really, see your physician for abdominal symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a vaginal infection be caused by a partner w/ poor hygiene?

Could a vaginal infection be caused by a partner w/ poor hygiene?

Male anatomy: Vaginal infections are caused by a partner, who at some point during his life acquired a sexually transmitted infection from a woman and then passes it on. Since the culprits harbor deeper in a man's genital tract (e.g., urine pipe or prostate glands) they cannot be reached with hygenic measures, but have to be treated with antibiotics (gonorrhea, chlamydia). ...Read more

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What vaginal infection causes both vaginal and anal irritation/itch? Virgin

Vaginal infection: Bacterial vaginosis, candida infection, soaps, changing detergent, feminine deodorant, type of underwear, blood from menstruation, poor hygiene, excesive sweating etc. Many things can cause those symptomps. ...Read more

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Can masturbating in the shower with water coming down cause a vaginal infection?

Can masturbating in the shower with water coming down cause a vaginal infection?

No: It is unlikely to cause an infection. Sexual activity of any type can induce some irritation locally, but this is not necessarily an infection. ...Read more

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What causes a vaginal infection?

Bacterial imbalance: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of things. The loss of balance between "good" and "bad" bacteria can cause bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. There are several other infections that are sexually transmitted, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomonas. ...Read more

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Can a tampon cause a vaginal infection?

Yes: If the tampon is left in too long a condition called toxic shock syndrome can occur. It is due to a staphylococcus aureus. ...Read more

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Can hemorroids cause vaginal infections?

Can hemorroids cause vaginal infections?

Not directly.: Many vaginal infections actually come from bacteria and yeast from the anal region. For example bacterial vaginosis bacterial usually come from the rectum. The most common bacteria causing uti's, e. Coli, same source. So, women with hemorrhoids and those without often times have the same bacterial and yeast infection issues. Its more of the region as the source. ...Read more

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Is the tampon can caused vaginal infection?

Is the tampon can caused vaginal infection?

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Has been related to use of super tampons that were not changed in a timely manner. ...Read more

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Can I have a vaginal infection caused by staph epidermidis?

Not likely: Staph epidermidis is a normal skin bacteria, infrequenlly causes infections, and is not a known cause of vaginal infection. The main causes of vaginal infection or symptoms (discharge, odor, itching, irritation etc) are yeast, bacterial vaginosis (overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria but not staph epi), and STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia if at risk. See doctor if symptoms or uncertain. ...Read more

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I'd just like to know if Sertraline can cause Vaginal Infections?

I'd just like to know if Sertraline can cause Vaginal Infections?

Unlikely: Sertraline is not usually associated with vaginal infection. It can delay or prevent orgasm.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think I've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?

Pelvic infection: While it's possible for e.Coli to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, it has to transmit up the vagina, then the cervix, then the uterus, and through the tubes, before you experience the pain associated with pid. If you're not in severe pain right now, you may just have a vaginal infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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For a vaginal infection caused by mycoplasma hominis, I am aware doxy is the chosen med, but for how long? Heard mycoplasma can be stubborn.

Mycoplasma Hominis,: M. Hominis is generally susceptible in vitro to tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline). Fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin, are usually active in vitro against m. Hominis. Chloramphenicol mics are relatively high for m. Hominis (2 to 25 mcg/ml), m. Hominis is generally resistant to the macrolides (erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin), aminoglycosides, sulfonamides, etc.). ...Read more

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What causes vaginal infections besides men?

Antibiotics: Basically anything that can potentially alter the vaginal flora/environment (e.g. Douching, moisture, diet, weight changes, etc...) can precipitate an infection. ...Read more

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Can vaginal infections cause you to have nausea and vomit?

Can vaginal infections cause you to have nausea and vomit?

Yes!: Other conditions like uterine prolapse, cervical polyps and cervicitis may be the culprit. Certainly, the possibility of cervical cancer is most worrisome and should prompt you to seen your doctor sooner rather than later! See cervix in the picture ...Read more

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How do I deal with constant vaginal infections caused from birth control?

How do I deal with constant vaginal infections caused from birth control?

Vaginal infection: There are a number of conditions or factors that can cause recurrent or persistent vaginal infections. It is important to see your physician to be evaluated for recurrent vaginal infections and to determine potential causes. If one feels that birth control is contributing to the recurrent infections, then stopping the offending birth control (while switching to a different form) should help. ...Read more

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What can cause a 20 year old have a sexual dysfunction? Can a vaginal infection cause sexual dysfunction in a female? How can it be treated?

What can cause a 20 year old have a sexual dysfunction? Can a vaginal infection cause sexual dysfunction in a female? How can it be treated?

Stress & anxiety: Many causes of sexual dysfunction in (young) women. Stress, anxiety & relationship rank high on list. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/women/guide/sexual-dysfunction-women, http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_An_Overview_of_Sexual_Dysfunction & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/female-sexual-dysfunction/basics/definition/con-20027721 for more information. ...Read more

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Will a bacterial vaginal infection cause little white bumps on my vaginal lips?

Will a bacterial vaginal infection cause little white bumps on my vaginal lips?

No: Bacterial vaginosis causes a white foamy discharge and smells like ammonia. It doesn't cause white bumps. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do vaginal infections cause you to miss a period? Isn't smelly or itchy or painful either. Can infections cause a missed period?

Although vaginal: Infections don't usually cause a female to miss her period - the stress of more generalized body infections may. ...Read more

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I have been taking doxycycline for acne and have had some sort of vaginal infection for about a week. Could the doxy have caused it?

I have been taking doxycycline for acne and have had some sort of vaginal infection for about a week. Could the doxy have caused it?

Yes, it could: Any antibiotic can potentially disturb vaginal flora. That's one of the reasons to take antibiotics with a probiotic supplement to prevent this type of side effect. ...Read more

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Can coffee consumption cause a vaginal infection or uti of some sort? Been drinking coffee, now experiencing some light stinging/weird feeling vulva

Can coffee consumption cause a vaginal infection or uti of some sort? Been drinking coffee, now experiencing some light stinging/weird feeling vulva

Irritation: Foods high in acidity can irritated the bladder which can cause bladder or vaginal irritation symptoms. Try avoiding all coffee even decaf and drink a lot of water. If you do not get better, see a doctor to test urine ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

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, ...Read more