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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
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
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
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
Do urgent care places check for vaginal infections or stds? I can't get in with my dr and need to be checked out
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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