What causes vaginal infections?

Causes of Common vaginal infections. Thrush, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea are the most common causes of vaginal infection. Other infections include genital herpes and genital warts. Each of these is described below.

A foreign body, such as a forgotten tampon, can also promote infection and cause an offensive discharge.
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What causes a vaginal infection?

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...

What vaginal infection causes both vaginal and anal irritation/itch? Virgin

Vaginal infection. Bacterial vaginosis, candida infection, soaps, changing detergent, feminine deodorant, type of underwear, blood from menstruation, poor hygiene, excesive sweating etc . Many things can cause those symptomps. Read more...

What causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections Urine test showed glucose-absent. Took once intraconazole 400mg for one day but not cured. Age 21 virgin?

Yeast infection. This can be predisposed to by diabetes (without there being glycosuria), antibiotics taken for other reasons, immune suppression, stress, lack of sleep, illnesses, etc. Itraconazole for one day may not be adequate therapy. Discuss with your doctor and if not satisfied you may want to get a second opinion. Best wishes. Read more...

What causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections evn after taking intraconazole? Not sexually active. Urine test showed glucose-absent. Age 21

Yeast. Have you formally been diagnosed with the infection each time? Sometimes itraconazole might not be helpful if used repeatedly. Make sure you are gently cleaning with unscented products and rinse well. Pat dry or use hair dryer on cool. Try to not bathe (shower instead) and get out of wet/sweaty clothing ASAP. See your doctor as well to help confirm and perhaps suggest another treatment. Read more...