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What Causes Vaginitis
Let me help: Bv is associated with an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, and fewer harmful bacteria. Bv develops when there is an increase in harmful bacteria. Bv is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider. Two different antibiotics are recommended as treatment for bv: Metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more
What is a vaginitis? What causes it? Is it deadly? Painful? Treatable? How is it treated? How do you control the oder/smell?
Answers below: Vaginitis is usually caused by bacteria or fungus. The woman's body can allow these infections to occur and the symptoms include discharge, irritation, itching, pain, odor. If you get a diagnosis and treatment the infections resolve quite quickly. They can be transmitted by sex so get your partner treated too. See your gyn or pcp and do not worry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PH: If pH of vagina is off you will lose the healthy bacteria in the vagina that will fight off infection. Sometimes there is resistant bacteria that takes longer to treat. Prevent BV with probiotics and follow up with gynecologist for assessment and further prevention ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since child till now, 20th, i used to masturbate with a strong shower faucet on my clitoris. Is it has bad effect? I now had vaginitis, is it the cause?
Possibly: Spraying water into the vagina may actually promote infection. It changes the bacterial colonization in the vagina, changing the acidity and allowing for a change in the organisms that keep the vagina stable. ...Read more
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