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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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If combined, what effects does a vaginal infection and baterial infection have on a woman?

If combined, what effects does a vaginal infection and baterial infection have on a woman?

Follow up with doc: Infections are no fun. The good news is humans have excellent immune systems and we have great medicines in this 21st century to help with recovery. If you have questions or concerns about these issues, it's very good to talk with a doctor about them. Certainly a Gyn doctor could help, or even an Infectious Diseases doctor since they are specialists in fighting germs. Hopefully you're improving... ...Read more

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Can I take a boric acid pill whenever I feel like I have a vaginal infection?

Can I take a boric acid pill whenever I feel like I have a vaginal infection?

Vaginal: Vaginal boric acid works well for yeast infections but does not treat other infections so it is best to know what's going on before treating and if you are having frequent symptoms you definitely need to see someone for a diagnosis. Self treatment can be risky if you miss diagnose! Hope this helps. ...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. 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

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What are the symptoms of vaginal infections and how can I address them?

What are the symptoms of vaginal infections and how can I address them?

Itching, odor: The most common symptoms are vaginal itching, odor and discharge. It is best to be seen by a woman's health provider, get an exam to diagnose the cause and have treatment specific to the exact cause of the infection. ...Read more

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I've been having vaginal infection for almost a year, what could be wrong?

Rather than guess -: You need an in-person medical evaluation. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a vaginal infection?

Medical Evaluation: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Could i go to tge ER with a recurring vaginal infection?

Could i go to tge ER with a recurring vaginal infection?

Walkin Clinic: This is not the best use of an emergency department. Better to contact your doctor. If you do not have a regular physician get one to establish an ongoing doctor patient relationship with for your ongoing health needs. For now look for an urgent care or clinic that takes walkins or same day appointments. ...Read more

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How can I address the symptoms of recurrent vaginal infections?

How can I address the symptoms of recurrent vaginal infections?

Medication: A multi-factorial approach is the best. Lifestyle changes (e.g. Limiting practices like recent initiation of douching, moisture prevention, etc...) should also be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...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