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What Causes A Strep Vaginal 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Poor hygiene, sexual activity, poor nutrition and inadequate rest. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sertraline is not usually associated with vaginal infection. It can delay or prevent orgasm.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
What are the common causes of painful sex when you have no stis, vaginal infections and have been examined?
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
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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