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Why do I keep getting vaginal infections?

Why do I keep getting vaginal infections?

Change in pH: Many things change the pH of the vagina. This change can inhibit or Prohibit the growth of your body's normal bacteria. Without this normal bacteria, yeast and/or bacterial overgrowths can occur and cause vaginitis. I like probiotics for maintenance, but see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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What are the chances of vaginal infections causing me to loose my baby? I get them frequently.

What are the chances of vaginal infections causing me to loose my baby? I get them frequently.

Some risk...: Vaginal infections can cause pre-term labor or pre-mature rupture of the membranes. Some infections are more risky than others. If you begin to get symptoms of a vaginal infection while pregnant, its a good idea to see your Ob and get treated to prevent these complications. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 25 and i always suffer from vaginal infections right after my period, what should I do to get rid of it? I cannot tolerate it.

I'm 25 and i always suffer from vaginal infections right after my period, what should I do to get rid of it? I cannot tolerate it.

Vag infections: It would be nice to know what type of infection you're suffering from. Is it yeast or bacterial vaginosis? You need to know that because treatment will depend on the type of infection you're struggling with. It may be that birth control pills may help if there's a hormonal component. Also, there vaginal probiotic supplements that can be tried, but you will need to know what infection is responsibl. ...Read more

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Symptoms of vaginal infections?

Symptoms of vaginal infections?

Discharge : That is abnormal , foul smell, pain, bumps or sores that have not been there before. ...Read more

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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

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What are some common vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: The most common vaginal infections are yeast/candidal, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis (trich) and atrophic vaginitis. An exam and simple testing can tell what is causing a vaginal infection or if it is something else. ...Read more

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Does pain accompany all vaginal infections?

Does pain accompany all vaginal infections?

No: Symptoms of vaginal infection are as diverse as the organisms that cause them. Syphilis, hpv, or gonorrhea may produce no symptoms at all. Others such as yeast or bacteria may produce a discharge, odor and itching or irritation. Pain is not commonly associated with vaginal infection but could be seen with herpes virus or if more localized with an abcess due to typical bacteria. ...Read more

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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