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Vaginal Infections Symptoms

Written By: admin - Jun• 25•12

Have you been diagnosed as having a candida yeast infection and worried sick because you're not sure what it is, or how to treat it now that you have it. You are not on your own and to put your mind at ease it is not a vaginal issue you should be deeply concerned about either as it is not a life threatening disease. It is an infection that is vastly common. Three out of four women at some time in their life will develop a candida yeast infection. 5% of females have a chronic condition defined as four or more occurrences of candida yeast infections annually

We all have a certain amount of candida yeast in our bodies like it or not, but if it is disturbed it can unbalance resulting in mass overgrowth (especially candida albicans) when specific organisms are not at their optimal levels, thus the outcome a candida yeast infection. Although, irritating they do not often lead to critical healh concerns. If you at this present minute are experience some sort of usualness going on within your body, and not sure as to whether it is the infection we talk about here, then you need to know what the symptoms do or look like to help you ascertain the condition.

Regular symptoms linked with a vaginal candida yeast infection include:

Itching

Burning or pain when peeing and/or during sexual intercourse

Genital irritation

Clotted-like, non smelly discharge which is not always present and may be minimal. What little does show may appear watery or of a thick consistency?

When candida masses if after an upset then this is when the real problems start. Like clearly stated before candida harmlessly live in our bodies regardless until it is disturbed. Candida yeast infections are reasoned by candida overgrowth which can be sparked off by hormonal shifts, including use of birth control pills, or from a frail immune system brought on by stress, unhealthy diet or sickness. It can also be provoked by use of antibiotics, tight clothing around the genitals right down to the common girlie tampon. As with most conditions/disorders they are not always possible to prevent, however there are definitely things you can introduce into your day that may help shorten the odds of you developing a candida yeast infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does Monistat really work for Vaginal Infections? & please tell symptoms of vaginal infections?
    I'm 13. This is my first vaginal infection. It's either a yeast or bacterial infection.

    Please tell me the symptoms of both types of infections.
    Also, does Monistat work for relieving itch?
    Or do you have other suggestions?
    Thanks! I really need help!

    & i already talked to my mom about it, and i am not going to the doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      I used Monistat, my doctor told me too. It really works for relieving the itch, pretty fast. It's good and I think it's ok to use it if you have vaginal discharge more than usually and itchiness. Hope this helps.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any other diseases that involve the same symptoms as vaginal infections? What are they if there are?
    Got a pH of 6.0 on a vagisil kit and it indicates that it might be bacterioal vaginosis. I'm NOT sexually active. What else could it possibly be? I have a strong unpleasant odor, itching, and yellow discharge. My vaginal area is also sore.

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  3. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of vaginal bacterial infections?
    I used to have a lot of discharge with no smell whatsoever. In the last year my discharge has stopped and I have an odor on my underwear...is this normal? Is this the sign of a bacterial infection bc I heard any change in the amount of discharge means you have one. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Signs of Bacterical Vaginosis is white/gray discharge with a "fish" like odor. If you have Bacterial Vaginosis, it doesn't mean you will have all the symptoms, some women who have this will not even notice any symptoms at all. But as long as you have any odor, you need to get checked, because it's not supposed to have an unpleasant odor.

      Good Luck! :)

  4. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of vaginal infections?
    I'm not sure whether I have a vaginal infection or not...most of the websites I've read list painful urination and chunky discharge as symptoms and I have neither...although I do have some inflammation and red dry skin around the area...what could this be?

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  5. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of Vaginal Infections??
    I would like to know wht are the symptoms of vaginal infections??? like yeast infection, infection in the vaginal track etc??? there is a thick white fluid flowing out of my vagina....does it hv anythn to do wid the infection??? plss help

    • ANSWER:
      When a woman has her period, the vagina self cleans...this means more discharge. You should be concerned if the discharge is anything other than white/clear/thin discharge. If there is any kind of odor or color...or if you have itching or swelling, get to your Dr.

  6. QUESTION:
    difference between yeast infection and scratched vaginal symptoms?
    i scratched ma vagina by accident while bathing.as i was going thru the internet i found out that yeast infection symptoms were similar to wat i was having..but as i went thru the images of yeast infection i dun think it looks like those images..help pls.

    • ANSWER:
      You could have an allergy if you aren't having a discharge with your itching. The allergy could be from soap, body wash, bleach, laundry soap. Take a bath and add some baking soda if the itch goes away, you don't have an infection.

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period

  7. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection symptoms after treatment ?
    I was given Vandazole gel for 5 days , on my second day my symptoms went away , and i wore a thong , and after that my symptoms just went right back to the ones of the infection. Why could this have happened?

    • ANSWER:
      gross..

  8. QUESTION:
    bacterial vaginal infection symptoms?
    Bacterial vaginal infection symptoms can be cured by what?

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  9. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infections with these symptoms?
    No discharge.
    One tiny bump on opening of vagina.
    itching/burning when come in contact with certain things (condom, scented soap)
    discomfort goes away when I take benadryl.
    it just started a few days ago, I used a new type of condom. Then got home itchy, ignored it, had sex again with the same type of condom and fell asleep. I woke up the next day with extreme burning/itching. Washed off like crazy and that didn't help, so I took benadryl and that helped. I went to the beach that day and when I got home the itching returned. Took more benadryl. That helped. Then I was fine all day today until just now, I took a shower and used some new soap and it started burning really bad. I rinsed it off and it stopped. I'm freaking out, is there a bacteria imbalance or something wrong with my vag?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like vaginal irritation with too much manipulation and chemicals. Try not having sex for awhile and stop messing with your vagina.

  10. QUESTION:
    Vaginal bleeding, Feeling Faint, Sickness, water infections, what are these symptoms for?
    Hi,
    For about the past week i have been feeling sick, faint and i have been bleeding down there. I have been having water infections for about the past year and i had an ultra sound for them a couple of weeks back. Do you know if all these symptoms are connected to something?
    Thanks
    Sharnie

    • ANSWER:
      It could be another water infection, as when they are really bad it makes you bleed, and all the other symptoms could all be linked to it, as your body is trying to over come the water infection its leaving you feeling week.

  11. QUESTION:
    Do vaginal infections cause you to miss a period?
    My period is a week late. I had some spotting...one day it was brown, then a few days later there was some light blood on the tissue paper, but it only happend when I wipped. The only symptoms I have of a vaginal infection would be some white discharge. It isn't smelly or itchy or painful either. Can infections cause a missed period? Or could it be pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      it can cause u to miss it but it dose not sound like u have a infection, pregnancy could b a possibility but id say ur body just skipped it

  12. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection Symptoms.. what could this be? Please help list the possibilities.?
    I've had many yeast infections in the past 5 months or so, I've also had a bladder infection and bacterial vaginosis once. The infection(s) keep coming back even after I've been treated with pills, and monostat. What do I do now? I don't really want to go back to the same doctor for the 4th time for the same reasons all over again. But I keep wondering why I keep getting infections? I recently just started a new birth control pill because that last one didn't work with my system and made me have two periods that month. So basically, as of right now, it's really irritated and itchy, and i noticed white, and yellow discharge. What does all this mean and what could it be this time?
    I've only had sex once and have been getting the infections long before.

    • ANSWER:
      Some people are just more susceptible. Maybe your immune system is a little bit weak from diet or something. Some medications for UTI's (bladder infections, right?) and yeast infections cause each other, so it makes a cycle. It's hard to not get one after the other, actually. To prevent yeast infections, you have to be careful to eat some plain yogurt (the sugar is bad for yeast), wash yourself with mild soap, not douche, and let it be as much as possible.

      Also, you should be glad to go to the same doctor, because then they should realize that they need to help you more! And if they can't, maybe you should see a different doctor.

  13. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection symptoms but negative test. Help!?
    I have the itching, irritation, whitish discharge, and discomfort of a vaginal infection. But I went to the Ob/Gyn and the tests for a yeast or bacterial infection came back negative. I am not sexually active so it's not an STD. What is it?

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  14. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of vaginal yeast infection? And should it be burning when I use Canesten?
    My itching is mostly gone. I've used one vaginal tablet of Canesten. But I have little sores and a bump near the back i.e. near the anus.

    This is my first time getting this and I really need some advice on what to do. How do I deal with the pain? It feels like I've got cuts down there, so I'm not even going to the bathroom because it may burn down there.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Although I think the problem is 'most-likely' long and or short term allergic reactions to 'something' COMBINED WITH a weakened lymph liver kidney and immune systems - IF the following symptoms would ever occur - I think the worst it might possibly be is deadly bacterial meningitis.

      The two quotes below are from: <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis <>

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      “IF a rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance, meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a characteristic rash.”
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      “The MOST common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). SOMETIMES, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness.”
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      For further information on itch rash illnesses and for long term solutions TO THEM ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted:

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      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT ><+>[(-:]

  15. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal bacterial infection causes symptoms of a uti?
    my gynecologist did urinalysis, bacterial swab, and an std swab to see what was wrong with me (i had been experiencing itching around my vagina). along with these symptoms i have been experiencing symptoms of a UTI (which is why she did urinalysis). i did in fact have a bacterial infection but my urine test came out normal. I was wondering if maybe this bacterial infection might have caused my uti symptoms?

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  16. QUESTION:
    Opinions on vaginal infection symptoms?
    Hey there! I'm planning on making a trip to the doctor this week, but I'd like some opinions and ideas to go with. For almost a week I've been suffering from vaginal burning and itch with a side of odored yellowish discharge. I started taking Loestrin 24 FE in February and have dealt with vaginal dryness since which has made sex overall less enjoyable. A week ago was the last time I had sex and I felt the beginning of pain during this time. Since that day I've been having the aforementioned symptoms.

    I've read that the itching sounds like possible yeast and the burning and discharge sound like possible bacterial vaginosis (BV). I went to the doctor in October for a similar issue for which she prescribed Flagyl, although she never actually told me what the problem was now that I think about it. She had done a blood test and I tested positive for no STDs.

    Opinions and/or similar experiences?

    Also, is it normal to feel itchy after unprotected sex? If not, is it possible I may have an allergy?

    Thank you (:

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Michelle

      There are many different causes of bv, basically anything that affects the balance of bacteria in the vagina can cause it but it is well worth getting checked out to be sure. I suffered with bv for about two years and it was not a pleasant experience i did a lot of research about it because i wanted to get rid of it, I found this website http://cureforbv.com it had a lot of info about symptoms and treatments and recommend you give it a look.

      hope this helps.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have vaginal yeast infection without certain symptoms?
    Could you just have the white substance, discharge and odor but not the burning and itching? Also would something like vagisil get the job done of getting rid of the infection, which is mild.

    • ANSWER:
      yes! of course it is possible!!

      and if you have yeast infection - you must get rid of it as soon as it is possible!!!

      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection forever then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.yeastrol.com/?aid=221781

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

  18. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infections ?!?
    What kind of infections can you get if a condom is left inside of you? What are some symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Your best bet is to ask a doctor not the internet

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection?

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  20. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of vaginal yeast infection?
    I want to know the vaginal yeast infection symptoms, so I can check if I have got the vaginal yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      A yeast infection causes itching or soreness in the vagina and sometimes causes pain or burning when you urinate or have sex. Some women also have a thick, clumpy, white discharge that has no odor and looks a little like cottage cheese.
      These symptoms are more likely to occur during the week before your menstrual period.
      But dont worry.
      Vaginal yeast infection is not very serious, but is usually uncomfortable.

      You can use Vaginitis Powder.
      Vaginitis Powder belongs to traditional Chinese medicine formula. It has no side effect which is worth of your trust.
      You can buy it from eBay.For the detailed info, please go to, http://www.nobleherb.com/goods-28.html
      Yeast infections are common during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, don't use medicine for a yeast infection without talking to your doctor first.

  21. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of treatment from yeast vaginal infection?
    i ve been treated with clotrimazole as vaginal tab and diflucan orally,....burning improved but there is still white discharge in a liquid-powder from, is that normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Check out www.thehealthsuccesssite.com/vaginitis.html

      It has symptoms and both medical and alternate suggestions.
      You can sort this out. It is very common and very difficult to deal with unless you have good information so start there and if that does not answer your questions then keep looking. You'll find your answers.

  22. QUESTION:
    How are bacterial vaginal infections caused?
    I'm curious b/c I got a pH of 6 on a vagisil screening test, and I am NOT sexually active. I have a strong unpleasant odor, yellow discharge, itching, and a bit of a rash. I also have soreness around the vaginal area. I am wondering if I got these symptoms from public bathrooms or eating too much refined sugar or something else.

    • ANSWER:
      Such infection can come from unhygienic utilities as well as from a partner.

  23. QUESTION:
    What symptoms do you have for vaginal yeast infection?
    My itching is mostly gone. I've used one vaginal tablet of Canesten. But I have little sores and a bump near the back i.e. near the anus.

    This is my first time getting this and I really need some advice on what to do. How do I deal with the pain? It feels like I've got cuts down there, so I'm not even going to the bathroom because it may burn down there.

    • ANSWER:
      I currently have one. My symptoms were burning when urinating(that's gone now), mild-sever itching(still have itching), excessive vaginal white/yellowish discharge. First, I tried Miconazole cream but i was allergic to it. It gave me more severe itching and swelling down there. I stopped using it, then my doctor prescribed me 3 days of diflucan. I don't think this really helped as i'm even more swollen and still have a little itching. Go to www.earthclinic.com, click on ailments and then yeast infection. There are some natural remedies that can help. I"m also trying them because I need to get back to normal again. I feel so helpless. I'm scared to try anything else that requires inserting into my vagina just because it might irritate it even more.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me all the vaginal infections or at least some of them?
    I mean tell me them and the symptoms or just tell me the infection. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      lets just make this easy.. do a google search for VAGINAL INFECTIONS

  25. QUESTION:
    Can somebody who contracted a vaginal yeast infection talk me through their symptoms and how they realised?
    I'm having abdominal pain. Aches in my legs. Gloopy chunky discharge. Itchiness. And when I sat infront of a mirror and looked inside ut looks like a White sponge. Like the opening if my vagina, inside the small hole is all White and gunky. I'm scared. What could this be. Surely an sti can't be this apparent?...

    • ANSWER:
      I realised as my vagina was really itchy, i didn't have much discharge but i did notice a bit of white stuff. it really sounds like you have a yeast infection. You should go and buy either moistat or canistan 3 or 6 day treatments to make sure you kill the infection, don't get an oral or one day treatment. You need the cream that you insert into your vagina to get the infection at the source

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms/ signs of a vaginal yeast infection? ?
    Itching?
    Discomfort?

    What does one have to do in order to get one? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal yeast discharge - white fresh "cottage cheese" like +itching.
      Discover treatment below

  27. QUESTION:
    what are the different types of vaginal infections for virgins?
    signs and symptoms would be helpful, im thinking it may be a yeast ifection but the symptons are on and off. and im unsure sometimes i dont have any symtoms then, other times theres one syptom. help

    • ANSWER:
      i can only tell you 2 for sure cuz they were the only 2 i had when i was a virgin.

      bladder infection - you feel like you have to pee CONSTANTLY and when you do pee you dont feel like your bladder is empty and it generally hurts/stings a little bit when you pee. you can get it from touching youself (not necessarily in a sexual way lol) when your fingers aren't clean or if you masturbate with somethin thats not clean

      yeast infection - can be itchy, can sting when you pee you may smell a little stonger down there and you generally have a thicker discharge than normal. its different for everyone tho =/ and these symptoms can be severe or subtle. this can come from taking anti biotics or if your vagina doesn't have a chance to "breathe" lol like you shouldn't wear tight panties/jeans ALL the time, specially when you sleep, just wear shorts without panties or somethin

      hope i helped :)

  28. QUESTION:
    When will the gonorrhea symptoms disappear after taking the azithromycin?
    A while ago, i started showing symptoms of vaginal infection, it turns out that i have gonorrhea. I went back to the doctor to get treated. My doctor gave me a powder packet of azithromycin. - it should be 1g ( i think). It has been four days since i took the medicine, but i still have the same symptoms. Could be the antibiotic is not working? if so, when should i revisit the doctor to get treated with a different antibiotic?

    • ANSWER:
      Ask you doctor what the process is and what can be done to make sure the infection is treated properly.

  29. QUESTION:
    Vaseline and vaginal infections?
    I recently used Vaseline as a lubricant during sexual intercourse with my husband. The next day I had vaginal itching and it's been like this for a few days. I read that Vaseline can cause infections if used as a sexual lubricant. I'm not sure if it's a yeast infection or not. I have no other symptoms of a yeast infection. Is there any over the counter products I should try to get rid of the itching?

    • ANSWER:
      just clean your vagina using vaginal douche - see below

  30. QUESTION:
    1.what are the symptoms for vaginal infection 2.what are the pregnancy symptoms,how soon do they occur?

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  31. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?
    ..

    • ANSWER:
      vaginal itching+cottage cheese vaginal discharge - discover more below

  32. QUESTION:
    symptoms of a vaginal infection after giving birth?
    this is like a boogier discharge that sticks to the toliet paper

    • ANSWER:
      A postpartum infection can occur after a woman has given birth. According to "What To Expect," it is suspected that as many as 8 percent of women may suffer from an infection after giving birth. There are several signs and symptoms to look out for.

      Abnormal Discharge
      Abnormal discharge can be a sign of an infection after giving birth. Abnormal discharge will have a foul smell to it.

      Fever
      A symptom of an infection after giving birth is a fever. Medical treatment should be sought if the fever lasts for more than four hours and is over 100.5 degrees F.

      Pain
      A sign of an infection after giving birth is severe pain. This pain generally occurs in the abdominal area. The woman may be doubled over from the pain.

      Tenderness
      If a woman receives stitches due to a tear in the vaginal area or a c-section, extreme tenderness can be a sign of an infection after giving birth.

      Warning
      Infections can be deadly after a woman has given birth. If an infections is suspected, medical care should be sought immediately,,

  33. QUESTION:
    what type of symptoms does a vaginal infection have?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many types. You can get some that are not STD's.

      But Chlamydia and Gonnohrea have like burning when you pee, itching, fishy smell, and greenish (though it's not really green)

      BV (bacterial Vaginosis) which is not an STD is when your bacteria goes out of wack and i've had that, but it also has different colored drainage like STD's

      Yeast Infection is itchy and I believe cottage cheese looking

      UTI (urinary tract infection) feel like you need to pee but don't much some drainage, sometimes nausea. it is not an STD, it's from not peeing after sex and other things

      PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) i believe is from an STD and it's when you have it for awhile and your stomach hurts

      There are a lot of different things. Just ask your gynecologist, they are professional and used to all of these things. It's more common than you think

  34. QUESTION:
    Question About Vaginal Infections?
    if someone had a vaginal infection would they have discharge or are there other symptoms to a vaginal infection. answers will be appreciated

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  35. QUESTION:
    chronic urinary and vaginal infections?
    I'm 17 and ive had chronic UTI's including the bladder and urethra since i was very little. i've also have had severe yeast infections since i was young too. I've been to doctors so many times and they keep giving me the typical antibiotics and diflucan for the yeast and the infections always come back it seems every other week. i don't have any stds or anything like that i've been tested for everything in the book and the only things that every come back are yeast and infections of the urinary tract. ive done everything i'm suppose to as far as preventing them and nothing works. i mean ive tried EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine. i went to a gynecologist and she basically was very rude and violating and told me i was delusional which is by far wrong. I'm thinking about going to a urologist but i'm losing hope and tired of spending all the money. Has anyone else had this problem and know what it could be? My symptoms for the UTIs are severe bladder pain, painful urinating, blood in urine, funky smelling urine and discharge from urethra and my yeast infection symptoms are thick discharge unbelievable itching and redness and swelling. i know this is very detailed but i need help. thanks.

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  36. QUESTION:
    Vaginal yeast infections in cats.....?
    Can anyone tell me the sings and symptoms of vaginal/perianal yeast infections in cat and how to provide some relief while waiting to see a vet? I thank you and Daisy the Cat thenks you!
    please pardon my spelling!

    • ANSWER:
      Is your cat spayed? Is there a discharge? The first thing that comes to mind is pymetria, which is an infection of the uterus in unspayed cats. Pus will be seen around the vagina. If this is the case, I don't know of anything you can do before seeing the vet. Spaying is the cure. In 13 years of cat shelter experience, I have only seen yeast infections in cats' ears.

  37. QUESTION:
    Please tell me everything you know about vaginal infections?
    I think i have one and would like a lot of info on the most common ones..
    like symptoms, treatments, what happens if left untreated, etc.

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  38. QUESTION:
    How do you contract vaginal yeast infections?
    What do you do that causes it? Like... I know its bad, and I think I might have one. But Im not sure how I could have gotten it. Help?
    Also, what are the exact symptoms for it?

    • ANSWER:
      You can get it by taking antibiotics. Or by wearing damp underwear, like after a gym workout, for awhile. Or for no reason that anyone can tell--it can just happen.

      Symptoms: itching! You may also see cottage cheese-like discharge.

  39. QUESTION:
    symptoms of vaginal infection?

    -what would my friend say to the doctor?

    -how does vaginal infection starts without sex etc.
    Thanks both so much for your help, my friends really assure now but she was jsut wondering

    - isit curable? if not, can it maybe damge the body etc.

    - also, isit safe to have sex with the infection, or be best not to incase the boy could catch it if thats possible?

    no problem if these questions are to much though:) thanks anyway! x

    • ANSWER:
      There are many symptoms of vaginal infection and you don't need to be sexually active to get an infection. Infections often occur because of an imbalance of vaginal flora (bacteria) and is easily treated. Foul smelling discharge, that is frothy, yellow, green, or has a cottage cheese consistency are big indicators of bacterial vaginosis and candidias (yeast) infection. Other symptoms are burning during urination, itching, redness, soreness.

      As for what to say to the doc, well, your friend just has to say that she thinks she has an infection and the doctor will do a pelvic exam and may take a few swabs. He will then write a prescription for an antibiotic or an antifungal, depending on what the infection is.

      It's not a big deal, and it's very common. Tell your friend not to sweat it.

      Yes, vaginal infections are curable. Most need antibiotics or antifungals and are easily treated. However, many women suffer from recurrent infections.

      Yes, there can be complications of candidias and bacterial vaginosis. A candidias infection can cause (very rarely) a fatal complication. This occurs when the yeast is spread through the body via the bloodstream. It is fatal to about 75% of people who have the complication.

      Bacterial vaginosis can increase the risk of STI's and HIV infection. It can also cause pelvic inflammatory disease after a procedure such as a hysterectomy, or an abortion.

      Sex should be avoided when you are experiencing an infection as it can be quite painful.

      So there you have it!

  40. QUESTION:
    Lately i have been having strange vaginal symptoms?
    I don't want mockery or uneducated opinions, but lately I have had thick bleeding after sex, some days I have white thick discharge and others its normal and a slight occasional itch, I would really appreciate a doctor or extremely educated opinion, I know that a yeast infection could probably be the most common in my case, but I would like more information and a professional opinion
    I would also like to add that I have only had sex with one person who has recently been tested for stds. Thank you for answering but the link does not seem to work.

    • ANSWER:
      A yeast infection doesn't cause bleeding so while you may have one, something else is at play here. It could just be he's being too rough. It could be you have cervical dysplasia (may be completely wrong spelling!) or something like an ovarian cyst. It's impossible to know for sure without actually seeing a doctor.

  41. QUESTION:
    how do you know if you have a vaginal infection? what are some symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      symptoms vary for each std, but some of the most common are , discharge, ordor, itching, and in some cases, wart-like lesions. Some times open sores that weep. Pain with intercourse, and rashes are also among some signs. They have otc testing now for std's. Go check it out to at least get an idea. I am not sure which std's it tests for, as I just heard it on the t.v. recently.

  42. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection can make my period late?
    I think I have some kind of vaginal infection. I have been feeling itchy down there for about four days. I started using Vagisil anti-itch lotion and gave myselfs some douches. Now also my period is about a week late. I had sex a week ago and I think my period is getting late because of two things: or I am pregnant or my vaginal infection has something to do. But I wanted to know if a vaginal infection could make my period late. And how long should I wait until I go to a doctor. And if you could write down a couple of symptoms of vaginal infection because if so it would be the first time I get one and I am feeling lost here. I appreciate any information given.

    • ANSWER:
      first of all douching is only going to make things worse. do you have any discharge? don't wait, just go to the dr asap. its probably just a yeast infection, but let the dr check you out.

  43. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of a vaginal bacterial infection? and how soon does it clear up?
    can someone please help me please?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    What could these vaginal symptoms mean?
    A few weeks ago I hooked up with one of my friends. We did not have sex, but did go up to oral sex. The next day I woke up with sores in my mouth, an extremely sore throat, a high fever, and a swollen gland in my neck. I went to the doctor's and he said I had a virus because the strep test came back negative. He told me over the counter stuff to do for the sores, which did go away quickly. My fever spiked and my face turned bright red. The next day I developed a rash all over my abdomen, chest, back, and shoulders. I went back to the doctor's and he suspected parvovirus, or fifth disease. My symptoms eventually went away but the blood test for parvovirus came back negative. I thought I was fine until I hooked up with another guy. We tried to have sex with protection and it hurt so bad and burned that we had to stop. I immediatly started to bleed from my vagina heavily. When I looked down there, it was bright red around my vagina, like irritation. I was worried but waited it out. The bleeding was heavy enough for a tampon, which at first I couldn't even get in because it hurt so bad, and then light enough for a small pad. The bleeding stopped in two days and I called my doctor because I developed severe burning down there, especially when sitting, and a thick white discharge. He said I had a vaginal yeast infection and gave me fluconozole and nystatin lotion. I have had many of these before. It would not go away. Infact, the redness got worse. I also developed lower abdominal pain, shooting pelvic pain, and lower back pain. I went to my gynocologist who did a pelvic exam and said I just had a yeast infection (confirmed by tests). He gave me two more doses of fluconozole. I took them but it still wouldn't go away. I was then advised by a doctor to go to the emergency room and get another pelvic exam since it was the weekend, for another opinion. They did a thourough pelvic and did four tests. The doctor said my vagina was extremely red especially on the right side, and I had a vaginal tear. She didn't see anything wrong with my cervix or anything, but she treated me for gonorrhea and chlamydia. I was given four zithromax and a shot of some sort of cephalosporin in the hip. I was discharged and sent back to my doctor. Well the hospital lost the test results. I'm serious. They could not track them down and the hospital plain out said they lost them. I'm not under treatment for trich and bacterial vaginosis with three doses of flagyl a day. However, I still do not know what I have. I still have a fever, off and on pains like I mentioned above, thick white discharge, and now a sore throat again. Does anybody have any ideas as to what this sounds like? I'm getting worried. I am to give a report to my one doctor tomorrow and another on Thursday or Friday, but in the mean time, what does this sound like?

    • ANSWER:
      if you think that you might have a sexually transmitted disease, you have the responsibility to yourself and your loved ones to get it diagnosed as soon as possible. STD Testing Clinics provides a way to do exactly that in a local, safe, and confidential setting!

  45. QUESTION:
    Symptoms and smell of yeast infection but home vaginal infection test said bacteria infection. Is that normal?
    I started to get symptoms of a yeast infection about a month ago. I had my first one a few months ago, so I recognized the symptoms and the odor. This time I didn't have much discharge, but I did have an overwhelming smell of baking bread. I treated with Monistat and it went away for about a day or so. I treated again with Monistat and again got relief for about a day. Every once and a while there is no odor or discharge at all, but for the most part I definitely wake up itchy and this bread smell is strong. I got relief and discharge from the odor when I seriously cut down on my bread intake. Yesterday and today however it was painful to the touch, showering was uncomfortable and it burned. I see not sores or anything. It did feel a little swollen.

    So with that and since this has been ongoing for a few weeks I figured I should head to the doctor with the knowledge it takes a while to get an appointment. (I love this doctor, apparently so does everyone else!) I decided to take a at home vaginal infection test to see if this could be anything other than a yeast infection. I have had unprotected sex recently.

    The test suggested I had a bacteria infection. I have had trichomoniasis before and these symptoms are similar, but seem much more like the yeast infection. In fact the only thing that seems like trich is the itch and burn in the morning and the pain I had today.

    So could I have a bacteria infection with this overwhelming yeasty smell?

    I am waiting on my doctor to call me to discuss this over the phone since I can't get in for a appointment as soon as I would like.

    I'm just curious what others may think.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah.. i had the same thing.
      its a bacterial infection.
      you can get it from many different things, its common.
      Go to the doctor and get Metronidazole.
      Its a pill that will get rid of it in seven days, and you take it twice daily.

  46. QUESTION:
    IMight have a vaginal infection, But weird symptoms. Help please!?!?
    First of all I'm only 17 and I have regular sexual intercourse. We both are eachothers firsts so there is no chance of an STD. I make sure to b clean down ther daily. Ok so I have this yellowish-greenish discharge Daily now. Its a gross scent too. But not fishy in any way. The only time iy gets a fishy odor is when I wash wih soap. I have NO burnin or itching. The scent I have is difficult to explain. So I've had this scent for months that I can remember, probably evn 6 months. Bt it was light so I figured it was my natural odor. It only inside the vagina too. I can only smell it if I stick my finger in ther or if I smell the discharge. Lately tho I hav this discharge evrry day. I'm scared to tell my mom tho because we are not close and she will think I'm having sex.
    So if u can please help I would really appreciate it. I am not lookin for internet answer cus trust me I've looked. So if you have had a personal experience please help. Thank-you :)

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like bacterial vaginosis which can be contracted through things other than sexual intercourse. I've had it before. You need to go to the doctor to get this treated.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of an infection in your vaginal area?
    help thanks:)

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of infection but tests come back negative....?
    I have been having symptoms of vaginal odor and discharge so I went to the gyno. Had tests ran for both vaginal infections and stds. Everything came back negative. My pH is normal and no bacteria/yeast/etc was detected. I don't know what to do....it's embarrassing. I also have some post-coital bleeding and soreness. Does anyone have any idea what it could be or what test they may have forgotten to give me??

    • ANSWER:
      It just could be your hormones adjusting or what kinds of foods you have been eating.

  49. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itch without the yeast infection and vaginitis symptoms... probably from shaving?
    Hi! So yeah this is definitely a personal problem of mine and I've been having so many sleepless nights because of this... My vagina (along with the outer layer) is itching so badly and I'm just not getting any of the yeast infection symptoms such as the yellow discharge and weird smell...

    However, about a month ago, I tried shaving my genital area for the first time with just a razor and I sort of tried to shave everything even inside (the vaginal area)... So the hair just started growing... My clitoris is even itchy and I can't help scratching the genital area all the time for relief... Could it be because of the shaving? What should I do to get rid of the itch? Please help I'm dying! This problem really bothers me! :( I promise the 10 points for the best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      While wishing you a fastest recovery, I intensely feel that in case the symptoms persist / aggravate it would be quite rational to consult an O&G Specialist / General Physician.

      I am sure you will be landed in a land of confusion and troubles if you only depend upon the analysis of your symptoms and any medical advice you get in this platform, as it the prerogative of medical professionals.

      Keep Smiling & Good Luck...!!!

  50. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of a vaginal infection? Unsure?
    I lost my virginity about 4 days ago and i've been noticing a weird discharge in my underwear. I don't remember if I had it before I had sex but I may have. It doesn't really smell too bad but the color isn't white. It's gray-ish or yellowish. Sometimes I have TINY, minute pains where I normally would have cramps. However they are so small it isn't as bad as cramps. I was unsure what this is. I'm going to wait a week or so to see if it goes away but if not what could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      YOU HAVE TEH AIDS.

      no....

      YOU HAVE TEH VAGINITIS.


Vaginal Infections During Pregnancy

Written By: admin - Jun• 25•12

Bacterial vaginosis is the infection of the female reproductive system that results from the overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. This causes the pH balance or acidity of the vagina to de disrupted causing more bacteria to grow. The acidity of the vagina protects the reproductive system from being infected by harmful microorganisms.

This infection was often mistaken to be other infections of the reproductive system such as yeast infection or trichomoniasis because they almost have the same symptoms as bacterial vaginosis. A foul, fishy odor is the most common of bacterial vaginosis. A discharge can also come out of the vagina and this may be whitish, yellowish, or greyish. Some women also experience vaginal itching and swollen vagina.

Treatment of this infection is really necessary especially if a woman has bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy. The bacteria in the vagina may spread up to the cervix toward the uterus. This may cause complications in pregnancy such as miscarriage and difficulty in child birth. For some women, the symptoms are very mild and they choose not to do any treatment but the condition may grow worse due to the continuous growth of bacteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Recurrent yeast/vaginal infections during pregnancy?
    Practially every time I go to the obgyn they say I have a bacterial infecton and a yeast infection. I take the medication they give me, but it never seems to go away. Has anyone had this issue before during pregnancy?? I'm seven months pregnant and the baby seems to be doing fine. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, sometimes that just happens. Most likely you'll go back to normal after the baby comes. The yeast infections are unpleasant for you but cannot cause problems for the baby. The bacterial infections could potentially cause problems, such as premature birth. So just be sure to keep taking your medicine. And hopefully, you'll recover after the baby comes!

  2. QUESTION:
    Are vaginal infections dangerous during pregnancy?
    I just found out I'm pregnant last night and I think I have a vaginal infection. I was just wondering if the infection could reach the baby and cause any kind of harm? I can't be more than 6 or 7 weeks by the way and won't be able to get into the doctors until next week sometime.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can get to a doctor by next week you should be fine. Sometimes bacteria can infect the amnionic fluid, however if you get it taken care of next week you are not far enough along for it to really affect anything. Good luck to you!

  3. QUESTION:
    Causes vaginal infections during pregnancy?

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  4. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection during pregnancy?
    Has anyone had a vaginal infection during pregnancy? Ever since I went on the pill I've had yeast infections, but now that I'm pregnant, what comes out is yellow and in small globs. I don't know if this is yeast or bacterial vaginosis or anything else. I've tried hydrogen peroxide but it will only go away for about 2 days then come back. I'm going to try some other at home remedies but I'm skeptical, and I DON'T want to take over the counter meds or antibiotics. Has anyone delivered a baby who had a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

    • ANSWER:
      I personally did not have my son while experiencing a yeast infection. But, if you have a yeast infection of any sort and give birth to your baby you can pass that infection on to your child who can get thrush and make it terrribly difficult to breast feed. and could possibly pass it on to your breast. and once you get a yeast infection inside your breast you have to take medications to prevent further infection. I suggest telling your doctor your concern and possibly he can have a home remedy that suits you and him.

  5. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infections during Pregnancy??
    I am worried about having a Infection like yeast or a BV infection during PG. I have had one BV infection in my life, and now I am scared I will get one have one during my Pregnancys. I am 21 weeks now and I am scared it will hurt my baby or cause me to have it premature. Has anyone every had a BV infection and the baby was ok?

    • ANSWER:
      I had BV numerous times during my pregnancy. It wasn't until the very last one were we concerned bc it weakened my amniotic sack- it was a very, very bad infection. My son was born at the right time as a healthy 8lb 1oz little boy. BV is actually quite common. They will either give you a vaginal insertion gel or a cpl of pills. I found the gel worked quicker so if you have the option take the gel!!! Good Luck!

  6. QUESTION:
    Hi, i just want to have some information regarding vaginal infections during pregnancy?
    I am 8 weeks pregnant.Just today, i noticed very light green(infact whitish green) rubber like tiny discharge at my undies. Since pregnancy test has been positive, i have normally white creamy (some times thick) discharge but sometimes its light yellow(infact whitish yellow).I niether had nor have any irritation, swelling,burning down there .Also there is no problem while passing urine except that i have frequent urge for passing urine. (please note that the discharge is always odourless)
    Can you people tell me that whats this whitish green/whitish yellow rubber like discharge indicates?
    ** i had a history of misse abortion(only one) so thats why i am very worried.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If you haven't seen a doctor yet, I suggest you do so. Yeast infections and UTI's present differently in pregnant women than in women who aren't pregnant.

  7. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection during 8 weeks pregnancy, can you please confirm any medicine to prevent this?
    my wife has vaginal infection during 8 weeks pregnancy, can you please confirm any medicine to prevent this? can you please confirm? this is advisable to have antibiotics during pregnancy this will effect baby's health.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, when you say that she has a vaginal infection, what infection does she have? Has this been diagnosed by a physician or are you assuming that is what it is?

      If she has been diagnosed by a doctor, that doctor will issue her with the medication she needs to treat it. As long as the doctor was aware that she is pregnant, he or she will issue medication safe for use during pregnancy.

      There are lots of different vaginal infections and bacteria, and it is not advisable to just try products for different infections, just in case that will help. This is especially not advisable during pregnancy, and is especially dangerous in the first trimester..

      You should not use any over the counter medication that has not been verified as safe for pregnant women without consulting your doctor first. I would suggest your wife get a professional medical opinion, as the infection may be a symptom of something greater, and she can then be given medication that is both effective and safe.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to treat a vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy?
    I am on the 10th week of pregnancy and I have a vaginal yeast infection. My doctor has prescribed me metronidazole and miconazole nitrate. I read about the metronidazole and found out that it PROBABLY can be harmfull (birth defects). So, now I would like to know how harmfull can be the yeast infection if I do not treat it during the pregnancy. Or may be the is a way to treat it with something save?

    • ANSWER:
      When doctors decide on what medicine to give you, they weight the pro's and con's of the medicine. Also when you say that is can be harmful this means that they did a test and most likely 1 out of 400,000 babies had something wrong when they were born, even if it had nothing to do with the medicine they still have to put that caution on there. If you don't treat it your going to be in pain and i don't recommend doing that. Talk to your doctor but again he knows your pregnant and if he thought it would hurt the baby he wouldn't give it to you in the first place. Good Luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Could this be a Vaginal/Anal infections during pregnancy?
    I'm 18 weeks pregnant and i think i have an vaginal/anal infection that just occurred after my pap smear three days ago i was tested for many things and my test came back fine. first off my vagina has very small bumps around the opening there not painful or itchy. My anal has open small white/yellowish lesion thats small its quite bumpy it doesnt hurt or itch. what could this be? My test came back negative for everything. I'm really worried and would like to find out what this could be.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Has anyone else had constant vaginal/yeast infections during pregnancy?
    If so what could you do for them? Is there anything besides monistat that works? I have been using monistat 7 but they come right back. I have been to the dr for this several times. She prescribes me something and a few weeks later, back again. I haven't been able to have sex with my hubby because I'm afraid of getting another one. I stopped baths also. What else can I do? Will this hurt my baby? I'm not having a vaginal delivery. It will be a scheduled c-section.
    I am having a scheduled c-section because I was in labor with my first child for 24 hours & was only 4 1/2 cm dilated. Her head started to swell because she would not fit through my pelvis. My pelvis is just shaped in a way that my babies can not fit through. So I have now had two c-sections & this will be my 3rd but this is the first time of all 3 of my pregnancies that I had a problem with yeast infections?

    • ANSWER:
      Try eating more yogurt and maybe adding some "probiotics". It can definitely effect your pregnancy, can cause preterm labor and premature birth. Definitely abstain from having sex (including oral), taking baths and be careful to use a mild body cleanser, not something really perfumed. Also, cotton panties should help too.

      Why are you having a scheduled C-section?

      Edit: Aww, you poor thing, your first labor sounds very trying. I would try the things I've recommended, definitely eat a yogurt every day. The active cultures help your body deal with and prevent yeast infections from cropping up. Good luck.

      Edit #2: The pill form of treatment for yeast infections, Diflucan, is not recommended for usage in pregnant women. Also, yeast infections CAN be a RISK, they can cause preterm labor and premature birth (contrary to what another poster just stated).

  11. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection During Pregnancy?
    Sorry, I know this question is going to be a little bit of TMI but I think I may have an infection, and was wondering if anyone knows how this is treated during pregnancy? I'm 10 weeks pregnant and I THINK I might have a yeast infection. Sex has been painful and itchy, especially after wards! Its the worst during and after sex but other times it bothers me too. I also have some white discharge (but I heard this can be related to pregnancy as well) My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years and have only been with each other since then and have both always been really careful with other partners we've had, so I dont think it could be an STD but I'm freaking out! My mom said guys can pick up STD's anywhere just by touching stuff in the bathroom or what not & then scratching themselves (WHICH my boyfriend does on a regular basis) I'm a little freaked! Regardless what it is - is it going to be harmful to my baby? I'm going to bring it up to my doctor of course but I'm just wondering if anyone else had any symptoms like this during pregnancy and how they were treated? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      because you are a little hormonally off-kilter, you are more ripe for infections. highly unlikely it is an std. and even if it is, it will be ok. infections during pregnancy are totally normal!!

      there are safe antibiotics you can take during pregnancy. if it is just a yeast infection, your dr. will tell you to do the creams and not the pill.

      go to your dr. and get checked out.

      you'll be fine!

  12. QUESTION:
    Dose Vaginal infections tend to be very common during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      yeast infections are very common during pregnancy. If you contract one, you need to have both yourself and your mate treated or you just keep getting it.

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  13. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itching during pregnancy? The start of a yeast infection?
    I noticed that i'm having some vaginal itching. I've had yeast infections in the past but never really during pregnancy. Should I wait and see if it goes away or try to make an appointment? I see my doctor this month but its not until the 24th and the 26th. What would they be able to do for me? I've heard that the medicines prescribed to treat this problem isn't safe during pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      I always have this when i am pregnant. It is usually not quite an infection but just some yeast is what my doctors always tell me. I would ask them but I used monistat 7 only I only used it externally and didn't use a lot. Thats what I was told to do but I would ask for sure since I know they aren't really recommended for pregnant women.

  14. QUESTION:
    Infections During Pregnancy!!!!!!!!!?
    I have always had a problem when it comes to vaginal infections. I have some type of inbalance that sets things off and gives me infections All the time... I've taken things for it in the past, and normally they work, but it always seems to come back. Now I am 7 months pregnant and have been suffering with vaginal infections ALL through my pregnancy. At first they told me it was a yeast infection, so I took what they gave me... It was gone for a few weeks and then it came back. It came and went on it's own but lately it's been HORRIBLE. So I went in again, they gave me a 5 day medication for a bacterial infection that time. I used it, all 5 days, just as it said... And the infection did not go away! I called my Dr and told her everything and now she is telling me to go get monistat and use that. Are You Kidding Me?!?!!! I think I'm cursed. Should I go and try this? Is all this crap they are having me use going to hurt the baby?? I can't wait until this is over.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure. But when you have the baby if you have an infection at the time it might pass to the baby. Consider C-section. Even though it won't hurt the baby real bad, it might be hard to cure it. Good luck. Maybe try a different dr. are the drs doing a proper culture?!?!

  15. QUESTION:
    What happens if a vaginal infection(discharge) is left untreated during pregnancy?
    I have yellow-green discharge w/o unpleasant odor, no sting, no itchiness. I am 6 months pregnant, I am hesitant to use antibiotic thinking it might affect the baby in some way.
    Does having a vaginal discharge/infection a threat to the baby? I had this even before I got pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      yes. a vaginal infection can pose a serious risk tot he baby. It is not that hard for a vaginal infection to spread to the uterus, which can result in fetal distress and premature labor. Go to the dr, its safe to take antibiotics while pregnant. You want to clear this up fast.

  16. QUESTION:
    infections during pregnancy?
    i have symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, I am pregnant (26 weeks) Is it common to gain this sort of infection during a normal pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      omg................... im a mum of 4, with my 4th i had it 4 times!!!!! sometimes you can get it alot, i dunno why, but make sure u treat it, my poor bub was born with it,, she used a cream and was fine in a week!
      its catchy to the baby if u have it during labour [like i did, lol]

  17. QUESTION:
    Do you get vaginal Discharge during Early pregnancy?
    I am TTC. I ovulated on the 2nd of December.
    I have noticed that I have vaginal Discharge white creamy. I know this is not A YEAST INFECTION and not of A starting of one ok.
    No itching no redness NA DA
    So I have heard that you can get Vaginal discharge during pregnancy. And I did have this when I had all 3 of my children.

    Is this true please explain? I read that this happens to protect something?

    • ANSWER:
      I have read that in early pregnancy your cm is creamy or like milky. Hopefully it's a good sign.

  18. QUESTION:
    Supplements for vaginal balance during pregnancy?
    Are their any natural supplements I can take to help with vaginal health and prevent yeast infections/BV while pregnant? I have had problems with yeast infections since I got pregnant. I am now at 29 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      Cut back on any processed sugars and drink cranberry juice (good for overall vaginal health, not just prevention of uti's). Making sure to wear loose cotton underwear and washing immediately after sex will help.

  19. QUESTION:
    Yeast infections during pregnancy?
    I was given an antibiotic to treat a vaginal bacterial infection in January. The most common side affect of this antibiotic is yeast infections. It has become very painful to have sex and to urinate after sex. I went to my doctor's office on Tuesday. After taking a culture, he prescribed a one time treatment pill to take care of the yeast infection. The package the pill came in said that it would work within 25 hours. It has not helped at all. My doctor's office is closed today so I guess I'm stuck with a yeast infection for the weekend. Has anyone here who is pregnant had any luck with over the counter treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have used both the pill and over the counter. Usually it takes 2 pills within 48 hours for it to actually work on a bad infection, your doctor should have realized this.
      There are a couple of things you can do.
      (1)Your doctor should have an emergency number to call, you can try that and have the on call doctor write you another prescription for the pill or have them recommend an over the counter brand.
      (2)Another thing you can do is to get an over the counter and use it, but be sure to call your doctor's office first thing Monday to let them know this. If you will be using the cream don't get drawn in to using one of the 1 or 3 day creams, be sure to use the 5 or 7 day creams. The longer you have to use the cream the more likely it is to stay and do it's job.
      Good luck

  20. QUESTION:
    Increased vaginal moisture during pregnancy?
    My husband and I just found out that we are expecting, and are over the moon. However, there is one early pregnancy symptom that I hadn't prepared for, and that is the drastic increase in how moist I am, all day long. I really don't like the idea of wearing a pantyliner every day because I am prone to yeast infections, but that is about my only option at this point. Anything constructive you have to share would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      yes... You and I are in the same boat! I am 22 weeks along, and all I can say is, get used to it... It gets worse. But it's not unbearable.. Just wear a pantiliner.... And buy the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting"... It talks about all the weird things that are going to start happening to you.

  21. QUESTION:
    is it normal for me to have vaginal itching during pregnancy?
    i am 24 weeks pregnant and i noticed my vagina has started to itch..i know there is no chance of a STD because i have not had sex with anyone else since becoming pregnant, just my husband. i used a mirror to look and i didn't notice any irregular discharge so i ruled out a yeast infection..is this a normal pregnancy thing..my next move is to call my doctor, i was just wondering if any other pregnant women has noticed the same thing

    • ANSWER:
      It's prolly just hormonal discharge. I had the same thing and that's what it was. If you notice anything like cottage cheese or it gets worse talk to your doctor.

  22. QUESTION:
    Rephresh vaginal gel during pregnancy?
    I am 17 weeks pregnant and im easily prone to infections! Is represh safe to use during pregnancy?
    Thank you for the response! I dont douche at all and rephresh isnt a douche its a vaginal gel that helps maintain a healthy ph balance! I read something that said it was safe during pregnancy so i was trying to get opinions from women who have experienced this and used this product during pregnancy!

    • ANSWER:
      Generally, douches are NOT recommended. Ever! Pregnant or not.

      Did you know that douching upsets the natural balance of vaginal bacteria, which in turn increases the chance of infections? If you douche regularly, THAT could be part of your problem of being easily prone to infections.

      Talk to your doctor.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does medication during first few weeks of pregnancy would harm the baby?
    My gynae gave me 5 day course of sporanox(200 mg daily) for vaginal yeat infection during first few weeks of pregnancy,that time wasnt aware abt the pregnancy??Is it goin to cause any defects in d baby?

    • ANSWER:
      There shouldn't be any damage done, the pregnancy was in the very early stages - in those early weeks, before you're even aware you're pregnant, the building blocks are being laid for development (cell division, etc) but the brain, CNS, etc aren't actually growing yet.

      Try not to worry about it. There are loads of medications not recommended in pregnancy but they can still be described with no negative effects on the baby. I had back spasms earlier in my pregnancy and was given a shot of morphine for the pain. A few weeks ago I fell in the bath and hurt my ribs and was prescribed codiene. Neither drug is recommended during pregnancy, but they are fine if given under the right circumstances and in the right dose.

      Now that you're pregnant, just let your doctor know each time you're prescribed something so they can make sure it's the right medication at the right dose.

  24. QUESTION:
    Vaginal pain during pregnancy?
    What would cause vaginal/pelvic pain during or around the 19th week of pregnancy? No spotting or discharge, clear of STDs and infection.
    This is her third child, and very different from the typical crampiness and ligament pain of pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      I had shooting type of pain in my vagina towards the end of my pregnancies. The doctor told me that it was because of changes that were happening in my cervix. Some women have premature dilation of the cervix, and that can cause the baby to be born too early--before survival is possible. Pelvic discomfort is very common during all of pregnancy, but if you ever have any doubts, it's better to get it checked out by your doctor--just to be sure. Good luck.

      Based on the updated information you gave: Every pregnancy is a little different, but it sounds like she should really see her doctor to make sure it's nothing serious.

  25. QUESTION:
    I'm Pregnant....Is infection the cause of my vaginal discharge?
    I am in my first trimester of pregnancy, but i do experience vaginal discharge and itching. What could be the cause of it? Could it be as a result of infection? Is it normal to have a vaginal discharge during pregnancy? Is it possible to contact infection during pregnancy? What should i do? Any medication or cream for the itching? Pls i need advice before i visit the doc.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Question for any OB/GYNS RE: infections during pregnancy?
    I am 27 weeks pregnant. First, I noticed a light irritation and a little itchiness in my vaginal area, so I figured it was a yeast infection. Now I am urinating every 10-15 minutes. No burning, no back pain. Just a little tenderness in the lower right side, but I can't tell if that's just from the pregnancy. Could the frequent urination be a cause of a yeast or bacterial infection? Could it be a UTI if the urination is my only main symptom? Also, could this be concern for gestational diabetes or Group B Strep? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The frequency could be a UTI or could be baby moved and it putting some pressure on your bladder. Gestational diabetes MAY cause frequency, so if you're high risk, that may be something to consider.

      A UTI is pretty easily diagnosed with a dipstick test at the doctors office, where they could also check for urine glucose at the same time (also a dipstick - sometimes the same one).

      Better to be safe than sorry, considering all that needs be done is pee in a cup ;) . A UTI can progress pretty quickly in some people to include bloody urine, severe cramping etc.

  27. QUESTION:
    Question for any OB/GYNS out there Re: infections during pregnancy?
    I am 27 weeks pregnant. First, I noticed a light irritation and a little itchiness in my vaginal area, so I figured it was a yeast infection. Now I am urinating every 10-15 minutes. No burning, no back pain. Just a little tenderness in the lower right side, but I can't tell if that's just from the pregnancy. Could the frequent urination be a cause of a yeast or bacterial infection? Could it be a UTI if the urination is my only main symptom? Also, could this be concern for gestational diabetes or Group B Strep? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      go to the er and tell them. they can give you antibiotics.

  28. QUESTION:
    Infection during pregnancy, is it bad?
    In early October I went to the doctors and they told me I had a vaginal infection, there was a white discharge, no smell, and gave me some medication for it. On October 31 I found out I was pregnant and just last week I noticed a white discharge. Could the infection be back? and is it bad for the pregnancy in early stages.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of women get yeast infections in the beginning of a pregnancy. Especially if it's your first pregnancy. It's totally normal and that's what kind of infection it sounds like you have. Usually an infection won't harm the baby if you get it treated (unless you give birth with an infection). Your best bet would be to talk to your gynecologist about it and get treated. Congrats in the good news. (The baby, not the infection.)

  29. QUESTION:
    when does Vaginal yeast infection happend? in the begining of pregnancy or during?
    is it a symptom of pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      it can happen any time, it is not a symptom of pregnancy. keep in mind both you and your partner need to be treated to keep from passing it back and forth.

  30. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itch during pregnancy?
    I am 6 weeks pregnant and today, i have had some vaginal itching. My vagina just feels sensitive. it doesnt hurt and theres no weird discharge so i dont think its an infection. It kind of feels like my breasts feel. just uncomfortable and extra sensitive. Is this normal during pregnancy?

    please no rude comments and women only please!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, that is very normal to experience during pregnancy. I had that issue a few times and I just ended up taking a shower to relieve the itchy feeling. That usually solved my problem. You can always mention it to your doctor to get a more professional opinion.

      Take care!

  31. QUESTION:
    Have any of you had unusual vaginal discharge during pregnancy?
    Hi all, i am very very worried- going to the doctors tommorow, this morning i woke up and discovered i had lots of vaginal discharge which seems abnormal, was like snot texture and a yellow colour. Has this ever happened to any of you before? I am so scared im about to lose the baby, i am 15 weeks and one day.. I know this sounds like the symptoms of an infection, though i will be very shocked if it is a STD as i have only been with the baby's father and unless he cheated during our time together than i dont see how i could have an STD.. I have had bacterial vaginosis in the past although NEVER Got discharge like this, i am freaking out, is there other reasons you can get this during my stage of pregnancy or does this just point to an infection?? Has this happened to any of you?
    Please, no "eww" comments or anything immature like that.
    Thank you's in advance =] God Bless ~x~

    • ANSWER:
      LOL, first of all calm down, second of all, I have the exact same discharge, snotty and with a slight yellow tinge.
      Mine is not an infection, I have already been tested (plus it doesn't smell anyway)
      I did not have this type of discharge with my first pregnancy, it was always a milky white colour, so when i started getting this discharge from 8 weeks i worried just like you.
      I have been told it is common and even more common with second pregnancies, as long as there is no pain, itchiness, or foul smell than it is just a normal discharge related to your pregnancy.
      If in doubt get a swab done by the doctors like I had, but like I said my tests came back clear.
      Goodluck with your pregnancy, your baby is fine x

  32. QUESTION:
    Antibiotic vaginal suppositories okay during very early pregnancy?
    I just started on a 10-day course of Metronidazole vaginal suppositories to treat an infection and I may be in the VERY early stages of pregnancy (ovulated on the 28th of February, so implantation wouldn't even happen for another two days).

    Would this hurt my chances of conceiving?

    • ANSWER:
      It shouldnt.

      but the best way to tell is to ask you GYN who knows your particular situation best.

      Good luck ;-)

  33. QUESTION:
    Vaginal yeast infection and painful sex?
    Vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy leads to painful sex for women. Any comments?

    • ANSWER:
      try plain yogert. There is a emizim in the yogert that fights yeast infection. eat it and injct right to the sorce of the infection. Nad it is safe for mommy and baby to be.

  34. QUESTION:
    Constant vaginal pain during pregnancy?
    Sorry if tmi. I am 36 weeks pregnant and I am having constant vaginal pain, its not like the usual pressure. I have no burning or any signs of a bladder infection. Just wondering if I should be worried or not. I also have been feeling the baby pushing down a lot as well.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Itching during pregnancy?
    Hi,

    I've been experiencing some vaginal itching in the last weeks of my pregnancy. I'm 36 weeks now. Its not around the vaginal opening, but up top more. It doesn't feel like a yeast infection. I've read that it could be something with ph levels rising. Is this true? Any experience ladies?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy?
    I'm 38 weeks and suppose to be induced on Monday, which I'm trying to switch to this Friday... On and off I have had a vaginal irritation, not like itching or anything sore when I wipe, but no smell. Last week they tested me for everything and it came back negative, yesterday I was vaginally checked to check my cervix and the nurse said I had like cheesy like white stuff... has anyone else had this and it's been just normal stuff? I've been tested like three times for infections and it always comes back negaitve, but I'm nervous to deliver when I don't know what going on...

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    What are the most effective home remedies for yeast infection?
    vaginal yeast infection? during pregnancy? are yogurt and bath with vinegar safe during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink a bunch of cranberry juice and eat yogurt.

  38. QUESTION:
    vaginal itching during pregnancy:normal? how can you stop it?
    I am 8 months pregnant and last week my vaginal area started itching very badly. The doctor told me it could not be a yeast infection due to the fact that there is no burning and no discharge. Also there is no possiblity for an STD. It itches very badly and I have tried vagisil and 5 warm baths today. nothing seems to work. My thighs are beggining to itch too. Please help...

    • ANSWER:
      This link to "Womens Health" is pretty informative. Check it out, I hope it helps.

      http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/pregnancy/a/vagitchpregnanc.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    Vaginal swelling during pregnancy?
    I had a PAP done today and I am so swelled in there that, not only did it hurt, but the doctor isn't even sure if she scraped my cervix. I have a yeast infection so she gave me vaginal cream to insert every night for a week. Well, I just inserted it and now I am in pain. I tried to make sure I didn't push it in very far but it still hurts so bad. I feel like crying.

    I know some swelling down there is normal, but is it normal to be so swelled that its painful and almost impossible to get anything in there?

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds like you could just be inflammed from the yeast infection. i have had one before and it hurts really bad because the meds are working..

  40. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge during pregnancy?
    I am 27. I am 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Other than mild cramping in my lower back sometimes I do not have any disturbing symptoms yet. I had a doctors examination yesterday. She examined and said everything is fine. The vaginal discharge has increased which is normal. It was usually cream or light yellow in color. Recently I have seen some grey spots which I ignored the first time. It did not reappear again and I forgot to mention it to the doctor. When the grey spots have reappeared now again and I read about it and it could be a bacterial or yeast infection. But there is no itching, irritation or burning during urination. The doctor checked the sample from my vagina on the microscope yesterday. I don't know if they can spot yeast or bacteria infection like that. I cannot call the doctor since its the weekend and I am traveling tomorrow for one whole week. Should I worry too much or can this wait for a week. I am freaking out.. Any suggestions will help if I should change my travel plans or not?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor during Pregnancy?
    This is a little embarrassing but I have to ask it. I have really bad vaginal odor and I'm not sure why. I don't think it can be an infection because I don't have any discharge. Just a strong odor. What could it be? I wash every day and keep it clean.

    • ANSWER:
      Dont be embaressed... as gross as it is, I think alot of women experience this but are too shy to say anything.
      I have noticed a different odour down "there" as well while pregnant... it's not necessarily that bad, just different... so I dont like it. And I know I dont have an infection because I just had a swab done a few weeks ago. I find it gets worse when it's really hot outside and I tend to sweat a bit and things get moist there. I think the increase in discharge also can add to the little problem.
      I think it will subside... and some days its not bad at all for me. If it continues and doesnt get any better and you're still concerned, maybe just mention it to your doctor?

      Congrats on the pregnancy!

  42. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection and vaginal suppositories?
    Just curious if anyone was ever prescribed a vaginal suppository for a yeast infection during pregnancy. My Obgyn prescribed Terconazole Vaginal suppositories, 80 mg. He said it was very safe during pregnancy but I really would rather not take any medication if possible during pregnancy. The yeast infection is not causing any discomfort but I'm afraid it will eventually if i don't take the medication. Any thoughts or simialr experiences on this matter would be very appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a look around on the internet and alot of places say that Terconazole is commonly used during pregnancy. If you feel that you don't really need to be taking the medicine or that you were wrongly prescribed, I would recommend that you simply go and see another doctor. Even though you don't have any discomfort at the moment, the medication could stop it from getting worse.
      If you're concerned about any medicine you're taking while pregnant, it's best to get a second opinion.

  43. QUESTION:
    vaginal discharge during pregnancy?
    mine has changed, it is thinner and more abundant, which i heard is normal, but it as a light odor, kind of fishy even after i wash. i was wondering if those vagisil thigs that test for infections really work. or if i should just skip that and tell my dr. im a little embarrassed by it but i want to keep my baby safe. the change only happened after i found out i was pregnant an i am 13 weeks. any advice?

    i also heard that it could be amniotic fluids and sometimes its hard to tell if its discharge or amniotic fluids.
    yes i know discharge is normal my question is, is MINE normal.... please read my question before you answer........

    and thanks i will ask my dr, i have a pap smear test result coming soon would that be able to tell me if there is an infection? or do i need a different test?

    • ANSWER:
      when I hear fishy I think bv or bacterial vaginosis I get it everytime I'm pregnant its common and if not taken care of could lead to premature birth and pId so I would def ask obgyn

  44. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor during early pregnancy?
    Ok,Ill make this one more clear cause last time it didnt really help.Can you have VAGINAL odor during early pregnancy?Like it started about a week ago,it kinda smells like my boyfriends cum but stronger.Now is that normal or should i go get checked.Im pretty sure its not an infection or anything..Im pretty clean and stuff when it comes to "down there" but help please??

    • ANSWER:
      If you are having foul smelling discharge, especially if you notice a change in the color, speak with your Dr. soon. Pregnant women are prone to many infections, especially UTI's and yeast infections. But, if the discharge is slightly more watery and you notice theres an increase in the amount, it is most likely normal. Odorless to mild smelling discharge is normal throughout pregnancy,

  45. QUESTION:
    Is Diflucan Safe During Pregnancy?
    Hello Everyone:
    I'm Posting This Question Because When It Comes To My First Baby, I'm Very Cautious And Emotional When I Hear Frightening Things. Well, On Monday (6-15-09) I Went To The Doctor To Get My GBS Test Done At 36 Weeks & 5 Days Pregnant. While Doing My Swabbing, The Doctor Asked Me, "Have You Been Irritated Any?" And I Responded, "Yes." He Told Me, "Looks Like You Have A Slight Yeast Infection, I'm Going To Prescribe You Some Medication For It." Hearing That, I Was Relieved Because The Irritation Has Been There For A While But I Thought It Was From Using Scented Body Washes So I Overlooked It. When My Visit Was Over And I Got The Perscription (Which I Couldn't Read) I Went To Get It From A Local Walgreens. When I Saw What It Was, I Was Quite Happy Because It Wasn't Anything Serious And It's Something That's Common In Pregnant Women. After Reading The Instructions Of The Medicine Carefully, I Took It. Later That Night, I Scared Myself To Death Because Of All The Horrifying Facts About Diflucan, Which Was Given To Me As The Generic Brand: Fluconazole, That I Researched On My Laptop. I Couldn't Believe What I Was Reading! They Were Basically Giving All The Negative Facts About The Medicine. Even BabyCenter.Com Stated: "Oral Antifungal Drugs Should Not Be Taken During Pregnancy To Treat Vaginal Yeast Infections." So That Was Even More Scary For Me. I'm Now 37 Weeks Pregnant With A Fully Developed Baby, I'm Just Afraid That When She Comes, Something Will Seriously Be Wrong With My Beautiful Baby Girl. It'll Break My Heart To Know That She Could Have Facial Deformalities Such As Cleft Palate Or Not Have All 10 Fingers And Toes. I Would Be So Heart Broken Knowing That I Did All I Could Do To Have A Safe And Healthy Pregnancy, Only To Fail As A Carrier For A Newborn Baby Because I Didn't Ask The One Question I'm Sure Any Pregnant Woman Would Ask, "Is It Safe?" But Looking At The Fact That A Doctor Prescribed It For Me, I Automatically Assumed He Knew What Was Best For Me...And My First Daughter KaLaYah. So I Ask, Is Diflucan (Fluconazole) Safe For Pregnant Women 36 Weeks And Over?

    I Would Appreciate All Your Answers. Thank You For Taking The Time To Read This And You All Be Blessed :-D
    And By The Way...If You're Going To Say Anything About How I Capitalized All My Words...Don't Bother Answering The Question At All. It'll Save Me And Especially You...A Lot Of Problems.

    • ANSWER:
      ask your doctor flat out "Is Diflucan (Fluconazole) Safe For Pregnant Women 36 Weeks And Over?"
      that will be so much safer then taking any other advise from anyone else.

  46. QUESTION:
    different vaginal smell during pregnancy.....?
    so tomorrow I will be 11 weeks [3 months] pregnant, yay meee :) but anyways ... I've been noticing my vaginal area has a stronger smell to it ... not necessarily a BAD smell ... just weird lol and Idk if anyone else notices, I mean I feel kind of embarrassed when my boyfriend goes down there, but he seems to LOVE it .. like he ALWAYS wants to ... but it ANNOYS me .. the smell ...... I know it's not an infection ... is this normal though?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah my sister said she had a certain
      smell when she was pregnant
      no matter how she washed down there
      so yes i think its perfectly normal.
      i think i smell the same..
      i guess were all different.
      but your not the only one
      u says u have smelled different down there.
      congrats..=]

  47. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itching during pregnancy?
    I'm 22 weeks along and for over the past month or so off and on, I seems to get vaginal itching. I only notice it if you move the wrong way or do soemthing to irritate it. I had a yeast infection with my first baby and its nothing like what I have now. I had green/yellow discharge, and i dont see any of that now, just irration. I go to the doctor today actually for my check up but does anyone know if you dont treat it, will it just go away one of these days? I mean it seems like it goes away them comes back so I dont know I know it will one of these days go away its normal. Just seeing if anyone knows
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hiya
      Vaginal itching during pregnancy can be caused by infections; however, the most common reason for vaginal itching during pregnancy may be the normal change to the vaginal PH level which can cause topical irritations. Vaginal yeast infections are also common during pregnancy and are notorious for persistent vaginal itching.
      Before trying any self-treatments or over-the-counter medications for vaginal itching during pregnancy, you should see your healthcare provider. .
      If vaginal itching during pregnancy is found to be caused by the normal PH changes of the vagina that occur during pregnancy, there are a number of self-help treatments that you can try to relieve the itching and lower the PH of the vagina.
      Vaginal PH can be lowered by taking baking soda baths.
      You can make a paste of baking soda and water and apply the paste to the area that itches.
      There is a possibility that having sexual intercourse may help due to the lower PH levels of the male semen.
      Some women find that cold compresses help relieve vaginal itching

      Good luck

  48. QUESTION:
    Anyone gotten a bad bacteral infection down there that lasted throughout the whole pregnancy??
    Im just curious to know if any of you ladies have had a really bad vaginal infection during/throughout the pregnancy that just seemed that didnt want to go away??

    I dont have a yeast infection, I have some other type of bacterial infection. I have been prescribed to take medicine, and nothing really works. I still have the infection.

    Are there any woman out there, who had this happen? Or am I the only one that has been suffering from this infection for months now???

    I've had this infection since the 4th month, and now I'm in the 8th month of pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      Yep. Annoying sucker, and painful. It is more than likely a ph imbalance due to the hormonal changes in your body. I defeated mine by eating more whole milk yogurt (greek strained is the best, highest amount of acidophilis), taking extra achidophilis, which is the good bacteria, which is in low supply during these attacks. You will need to lessen your intake of carbohydrates and sugars. This aggravates this problem. I had to give up chocolate and wine for 2 weeks. UGH! Pasta without wine? terrible.

      Best of luck. You can research this on the internet under the term "vaginal thrush". Lots of good info there.

      The problem with using the medications is that you only take away the symptoms, you do not cure the underlying problem. The ph imbalance can only be replaced by diet, which will give you the long term cure. By continually using medications and not altering your diet, you are not allowing your body to balance itself.

  49. QUESTION:
    sometimes green vaginal discharge and itching during 24 weeks of pregnancy?
    a few days ago,but not everyday, i experienced having vaginal discharge that is sometimes yellowish, greenish, thicky mucuos-like..and my genitals itch somtime..i dont know if it's normal, but it kindda bothers me..it does not have a foul smell, but of a natural vaginal smell..is it because im pregnant?or is it because i use feminine wash everyday that it irritates me?or is it a sign of a serious infection?

    • ANSWER:
      That is an infection of one sort or another, most likely Bacterial Vaginosis. Call your Doctor or make an appt asap to get it taken care of.

  50. QUESTION:
    Antibiotics during pregnancy?
    I'm one month pregnant. I had a small surgery to remove a cyst. In ER i got anesthesia and vicodine. I also got prescribed two antibiotics. Keflex and another one for a vaginal infection. I know you are not supposed to drink anything during pregnancy but my health was at risk. My question is...if i have the baby is this something that can affect the pregnancy or the baby when is born? Because of all the prescription drugs I've been taking I was considering a miscarriage afraid that the pregnancy is going to be affected by it.

    Should I keep the pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like you have some doubts about having this baby.
      I went through a similar experience with my first pregnancy. Although I wanted a baby, once I found myself pregnant, I also felt scared and not totally ready. I also had some health concerns and asked my Doctor if I should or could have the baby. He said 'there are no medical reasons why you should abort'.
      It was then that I fully embraced my pregnancy and carried my baby to term. He is now 31 years old, has a child of his own, which makes me a grandma.
      You mentioned 'you are not supposed to drink anything during pregnancy'. Does that mean that you are drinking alcohol along with the antibiotics? If so, the alcohol will make the antibiotics useless.
      Antibiotics are there to keep your own body from infection, and your own body is needed to carry the baby. When your health is at risk, so is the baby's.
      It is best to keep the use of antibiotics down as far as possible during pregnancy, but if they are needed, they are needed.
      For yeast infection, consider taking douches with vinegar and water. In most cases, that is a potent home remedy which will also keep your body (and the baby's) unaffected by stronger chemicals.
      Put 2 oz of vinegar into 1 Quart of water. Douche with that, or increase the proportions to make enough vinegar/water to take a sitzbath in. A sitzbath is where you put the solution in a dishpan, for instance, and then sit in that.
      Consider holistic alternatives for medication. For instance, for pain, consider relaxation therapy - music, massage, meditation. This really works!
      Do not discontinue any antibiotics you already started before the prescription has run its course. The only thing you will accomplish by that is make the bacteria in your body (and in your baby's) immune to the medicine.
      Just try to keep to more holistic therapies after this event has come to term.
      Now is a good time to prepare for being a Mom by studying up on good self care. It is something you can pass along to your child on top of benefiting for yourself.
      Above all: relax. Enjoy being pregnant. Yes, I know, it is weird and sometimes scary, but it does create a greater YOU in the process.


Vaginal Infections

Written By: admin - Jun• 24•12

Bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis is a mild infection of the vagina that is brought about by an imbalance in the naturally-occurring bacteria that is present in the vagina. Just like any other form of infection, bacterial vaginosis is bound to leave some tell-tale symptoms on the body. An infection is commonly characterized by any of the following: localized redness, heat, pain, or even swelling.

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Infections may also result in the production of pus, a whitish-yellow, yellow, or yellow-brown substance which is often characterized by a foul odor. In the case of bacterial vaginosis, what comes out form the vagina is not pus, but a peculiar discharge, often accompanied by an unpleasant, fishy odor. This discharge may either be colored or clear, and may be either watery or viscous in consistency. This may very well be an indication that you may have bacterial vaginosis.

Not all cases of bacterial vaginosis, however, manifest this distinctive fishy odor or vaginal discharge. Other women suffering from bacterial vaginosis may complain of intense itching, swelling and irritation, and even severe cramp-like stomach pains. These may also be clear signs that you have bacterial vaginosis.

Home Remedies For Bacterial Vaginosis


Vaginal Infection Treatment

Written By: admin - Jun• 24•12

Vaginal infections or vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that creates discharge, odor, irritation or itching.It is difficult to diagnose because of vaginitis has many causes. Women use a variety of over-the-counter medications to treat itching, discharge, and discomfort of these conditions.Do you have vaginal itching sensation vaginal discharge and all the red man is what you ride in the ride applicator coaster of emotions? Is it hindering your sex life exotic? Then you're in the right place. Gather all necessary information on the most common vaginal infection in the world in 10 minutes and say goodbye forever.

Seventy-five percent of all women experience at least one vaginal yeast infection during their lifetime and many are affected by recurrent yeast infections. Learn to recognize the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection is vital before women attempt self-treatment.

Symptoms of yeast infection include itching, burning, redness and irritation of the vaginal area. Yeast infections can cause severe inflammation of the vulva and in some cases, women experience painful urination and / or frequent, which is caused by inflammation of the urinary opening.

Vaginal infections occur when there is a virus, bacterium or fungus that has occurred in the vagina.

Sexually transmitted diseases are a common cause of vaginal infections by bacteria and viruses in the general population. In those receiving chemotherapy, however, a common cause of infections due to yeast or fungus.

Vaginal discharge, itching and burning are common symptoms of various forms of virginity. Although the symptoms of these infections can be very similar, there are some differences to look at the color and smell of the discharge.

Some vaginal discharge is quite common and normal for women of childbearing age. Normally, cervical glands produce a clear mucus secretion that drains downward, mixing with bacteria, discarded vaginal cells and secretions from the gland Bartholdi in the opening of the vagina.

Treatment of Vaginal Infections

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    will an expired vaginal yeast infection treatment medication still work?
    I have a yeast infection and took a1 dose vaginal treatment last night, later this mroning I realized the medication had expired 7 mos. ago, I am not experiencing relief of symptoms, and am wondering if I can, and /or should take another one dose treatment again tonight?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for vaginal infection in the Phils called?
    It's a "suppository" cream treatment but I don't know what to ask the pharmacists here...is it still called "Monistat"? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      are you meaning a yeast infection? a vaginal infection is different then a yeast infection and needs different medication. a vaginal infection needs antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria. Monistat is for a yeast infection and yes, the pharmacist will be more than happy to assist you with the right creams for that.. dont be embarrassed, they get those questions a few times a day, at least.

  3. QUESTION:
    vaginal infection treatment help?
    so i have a vaginal infection and im using monistat 3 day treatment.i put it on after i took a shower. it burns alot and is pretty much unbearable. how long is this going to last for? is it going to be like this during the day too?
    this is a serious question so can you not put stupid comments. thanks

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Cleansing after vaginal infection treatment? HELP PLEASE LADIES!!!!!?
    Ok so a week ago i went to the doctor and he said i had a vaginal infection he gave me some gel to insert every night before i go to bed.

    Well what i want to know is once i'm done with the treatment how do i flush my vag out and get rid of any extra gel or anything that got left behind? Also how will i know i'm cured? and when is it safe to have sex again?

    I know these are questions my doctor should have cleared up for me but unfortunately he's an asshole (excuse my language lol) Please only serious answers or personal experiences please! :D
    the course of treatment is just 5 days (nights in this case)

    • ANSWER:
      The gel is meant to be left in, so don't flush it out.

      Your doctor should have told you how long the course of treatment should be (how many nights to put the gel in). If he said to take it for 7 days, then after 7 days the bacterial infection should be healed and should be able to have sex again. It's just like taking oral antibiotics, except it's in vaginal gel form.

      As far as sex goes, usually if you develop a vaginal infection the doctor should test you for chlamydia and gonorrhea just to be safe. They have been shown to be a cause, although it may be caused by something totally different in your case.

      After the infection has been cured, you should be able to have sex again. (After the full course of treatment is completed).

  5. QUESTION:
    One month back i got some Vaginal infection so took treatment for that but now i missed my periods 10 days?
    i missed my periods by 10 days but one thing that i got some thick discharge ,itching , swelling. i m confused that i m pregnant or i got some other problem .
    We are planning for family now.

    • ANSWER:
      return to your gyn for an exam and answers. use condoms.

  6. QUESTION:
    My wife has a vaginal infection called vaginitis. The treatment does not work? What other treatment can help?
    She has been to the doc many times. The first time she was given some vaginal cream and worked only for a short time. She went back 4 months later and was given some anti biotic but still the problem exists. We are at a loss of what to do next. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe your wife has drug tolerance to the antibiotics she used.

      Ask the doctor if your wife can undergo antibiotic sensitivity test to know which antibiotic works for your wife.

  7. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have experience with RepHresh as a treatment for vaginal yeast infection?
    Does it eliminate the infection?

    • ANSWER:
      No it does not. I would get a Monistat or something similar that really clears them up. The RepHresh is more of a cleanser that deodorizes.

  8. QUESTION:
    What would be the best treatment for a vaginal yeast infection?
    My friend (not me>_<) has a vaginal yeast infection and she has been using vagasil disposable wipes and she wants to know if there is anything better to use? Also if douching would be a good idea?

    • ANSWER:
      Douching is the opposite of a good idea. Douching is one of the major CAUSES of yeast infections. Also, the vagisil disposable wipes don't cure a yeast infection and say as much in the packaging. They're only meant to relieve the symptoms on the outer vulva while you are getting treated. You need Monistat. Don't use the one day despite the temptation for quick relief. it's just a waste. The three day is OK, but the 7 day is really the one that works.

      She also can get diflucan, a prescription pill, from her doctor, but i still think the 7 day Monistat is better.

      That being said, it really sounds like her first yeast infection, in which case you really have to see a doctor because most people who think its yeast actually have bacteria and treating it with an OTC yeast treatment will make the bacteria worse and make future yeast harder to treat.

  9. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of treatment from yeast vaginal infection?
    i ve been treated with clotrimazole as vaginal tab and diflucan orally,....burning improved but there is still white discharge in a liquid-powder from, is that normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Check out www.thehealthsuccesssite.com/vaginitis.html

      It has symptoms and both medical and alternate suggestions.
      You can sort this out. It is very common and very difficult to deal with unless you have good information so start there and if that does not answer your questions then keep looking. You'll find your answers.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use an OTC treatment for a vaginal yeast infection if I've never had one before?
    I've never had a yeast infection before but I have all of the symptoms and since j no longer have health insurance I can't added to go to my doctor. I just bought an OTC treatment but it specifically says not to use it if you've never had one before. What would be the worse that could happen if I used it?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Yeast Infection Treatment?
    I was just diagnosed with my first Yeast Infection yesterday. The doctor prescribed an oral tablet and the vaginal cream stuff. Anyway, I'm a bit nervous to use the cream internally. I've only been applying the cream on the labia, but I am going to try to insert the cream tonight... but my question is, Will the cream ooze out throughout the night? If not, what happens to it? Does it dissolve?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      WHERE A MINI PAD TO BED,CUZ IT DOES COME OUT. IT WILL BE OKAY

  12. QUESTION:
    Vaginal yeast infection treatment?
    I’ve recently found the symptoms of yeast infection. I have never had and now I’m a bit frightened. I want to try some natural ways of treatment. What can you advise me?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural cures for yeast infections are by far the best. You definitely don't need an artificial pharmaceutical product unless you have a very severe case. Coupling a natural remedy with some simple preventative measures is the best option.

      The most effective treatments I've seen are:

      1. Cranberry juice - pure and unsweetened. It can be somewhat expensive to get pure, so you can buy mixed with another juice if you have to, but make sure there is no added sweetener. DO NOT get a diet version.

      2. Yogurt-sicles - freeze plain, unsweeted, regular-fat (not fat-free) yogurt in a plastic tampon applicator or something similar. Then insert the frozen yogurt into your vagina and let it melt. This will soothe you immediately, and also help cure the infection if you do it for a day or two, twice a day.

      The site below talks about some more home remedies for yeast infections, but the two above are the most effective, from what I have seen.

  13. QUESTION:
    over the counter treatment for vaginal yeast infection?
    pls. give me some advise to cure vaginal yeast infection. whichbis the best medicine i can use?

    • ANSWER:
      how do you know you have a yeast infection? if you have self-diagnosed, you are probably wrong, most women misdiagnose themselves.

      but if you must, use yogurt. don't use any OTC products, especially if your "infection" hasn't been confirmed by a doctor.

  14. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection does not respond to treatment?
    At first, I was diagnosed and treated for a yeast infection. It cleared up but came back in a couple of months. Then, bacterial vaginosis, also treated and cleared up. A month ago, symptoms started again, and I was diagnosed and treated for BV - but the symptoms did not even lessen (I took Metronidazole orally). Now, I still have whatever it is, and it does not respond to Monistat either. What to do? Tested for STD's, btw, all clean.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree that you should have blood work done by your physician to check your blood sugar. I suffer from BV regularly because my husband is not circumsized and I'm prone to infection. He cleans well, but the bacteria that gets trapped under the foreskin transfers to me during sex and then I get BV. It's a real pain. I tried Metronidazole orally too, but the vaginal gel applications are way better. Just make sure to use it the full five days, at night, and NO SEX when you're on it. Definitely call your dr.

  15. QUESTION:
    What treatment should one seek for a vaginal infection?
    Although this is a very embarassing question, I am wondering what I should take to rid myself of this infection. The other night I had anal sex (for the first time) and afterwards my partner inserted his penis in my vagina. Since that point on, everytime I urinate, although I don't feel pain, I feel discomfort and a burning/itching sensation. Could anyone please give me any suggestions as to what to do? I would rather if possible purchase something over the counter. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      It could be just a UTI- urinary track infection. I used to get them. Sometimes its caused becuase of the friction and warmth the penis causes while penetrating. I got them also becuase i would sit on a nech or chair when it was summer and was really hot. if you drink a lot of cranberry juice, it cleans your system and it goes away. You would still need to go to the doctors. They will make you pee in a cup to see if its that. they would tell you right away if it is that and give you meds. Either way you should see a doctor becuase it might be something more serious.

  16. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection symptoms after treatment ?
    I was given Vandazole gel for 5 days , on my second day my symptoms went away , and i wore a thong , and after that my symptoms just went right back to the ones of the infection. Why could this have happened?

    • ANSWER:
      gross..

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there an OTC oral treatment for a vaginal yeast infection?
    I know about FLUconazole but,I went to the gyno cause I have been having pain full intercourse, the examination hurt just as much. She told me i had a yeast infection but that might not be my only medical problem, She prescribed me the inner vaginal tablet and said to come back in 7 days if sex still hurt, I can't insert a tampon with out horrible pain, i want to try to oral tablet but is there an OTC or do i have to bother my doctor of a new script?

    • ANSWER:
      An oral capsule of fluconazole 150 mg is available without prescription.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does treatment for a vaginal inection hurt?
    I'm going to my family docter soon and I think I have a vaginal infection, does treatment usually hurt?

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy treatment for a vaginal yeast infection in Germany?
    I've been to the Drogerie and the Apotheke and haven't seen a thing. Is it something I need to ask for? In that case, how do I say it in German?

    Thanks! =)

    • ANSWER:
      If memory serves me correctly, the German for yeast infection is Pilzinfektion.

      Maybe you could do an internet search for yeast infection medications, and print off some of the pages. Take these to the drug store next time you go and show the chemist what you are after.

      Many medications go under different names in different countries, but a good chemist should recognize the names, even if they are marketed under a different name in Germany.

      Hope this helps
      Jan

  20. QUESTION:
    what is the best over the counter treatment for a vaginal yeast infection?
    and also how long do u have to treat it for and how long does it normally take for it to clear up and go away?

    • ANSWER:
      monistat 3 day ovule inserts. also they have the one day treatment. it costs a lil more but its worth it. also to avoid yeast infections, stay away from scented stuff like pads, scented tampons, feminine sprays and DEFINITELY dousching.

  21. QUESTION:
    Treatment for vaginal infection...is this normal?
    I'm taking a pill for a vaginal infection, and also I'm going onto my third day of the gel that I have to insert into the vagina. I still have the unpleasant odor and as I wipe myself, I wipe out all this yellow discharge. More than I've ever had. Does this mean that the vagina is cleaning out b/c of the meds or not?

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    What is a good treatment for vaginal and oral yeast infection ?
    Any reason why this is happening ?
    Whats the cause ?

    • ANSWER:
      Acidophyllus. It is the active ingredient in yogurt. (not frozen). It is a probiotic, opposite of antibiotic. It is also sold in pill form over the counter. It is great for bowel & mucous membrane health also. I recommend it once a day. But if you are on antibiotics, take it at least 4 hours later or the antibiotic will kill it off.
      Antibiotics kill off ALL bacteria---acidophyllus puts the good bacteria back.
      Also, the OTC creams will treat yeast infection, but douching with plain yogurt will do the same thing. It's cheaper.
      You can gargle with the yogurt also---but I promise if you make acidophyllus a daily pill, you won't have these problems. Let me know if this helps, ok? medic7876@yahoo.com

  23. QUESTION:
    what is the course of treatment for a bacterial vaginal infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal discharge. Recent studies have confirmed its association with pelvic inflammatory disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Bacterial vaginosis is treated with oral metronidazole (given either as a single dose or a seven-day course) or clindamycin. Treatment with topical clindamycin or metronidazole is also effective in returning the vaginal flora to normal but may be less effective in preventing the increased incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

      Bacterial vaginosis, previously known as nonspecific vaginitis or Gardnerella vaginitis, is the most common cause of vaginal discharge. It may be the cause of up to one half of cases of vaginitis1 in all women and the cause of from 10 to 30 percent of cases in pregnant women.2 This clinical syndrome is now recognized as a polymicrobial superficial vaginal infection involving a loss of the normal lactobacilli and an overgrowth of anaerobes. While commonly found in increased numbers in women with bacterial vaginosis, Gardnerella vaginalis is not invariably present. G. vaginalis has been reported in from 16 to 42 percent of women with no signs or symptoms of vaginitis.3

      Clinical Implications and Morbidity

      TABLE 1
      Morbidity Associated with Bacterial Vaginosis

      Post­induced-abortion pelvic inflammatory disease
      Post-hysterectomy vaginal cuff cellulitis
      Plasma cell endometritis
      In pregnant women:
      Amniotic fluid infection
      Clinical chorioamnionitis
      Postpartum endometritis
      Premature rupture of the membranes
      Preterm delivery
      Low birth weight

      Bacterial vaginosis is associated with an increased risk of several pathologic conditions, including postoperative infection following hysterectomy4 and postabortion pelvic inflammatory disease5 (Table 1). The risk of plasma cell endometritis in women with bacterial vaginosis has been reported to be 15 times higher than the risk in women without bacterial vaginosis (95 percent confidence interval; range: 2 to 686).6

      In pregnant women, bacterial vaginosis is associated with the presence of fetal fibronectin. Women with fetal fibronectin have a 16-fold increase in clinical chorioamnionitis and a sixfold increase in neonatal sepsis.7 The microorganisms found in bacterial vaginosis are also commonly found in the amniotic fluid of women with amniotic fluid infection.8 Women with bacterial vaginosis have an odds ratio of 1.85 (confidence interval: 1.16 to 2.9) for intra-amniotic infection.9 Bacterial vaginosis in women at 23 to 26 weeks of gestation is associated with intra-amniotic fluid infection at term.10

      To be indicative of bacterial vaginosis, more than 20 percent of the epithelial cells on the wet mount should be clue cells.

      The odds ratio for premature rupture of the membranes is 7.3 in women with bacterial vaginosis.11 Bacterial vaginosis has been associated with low birth weight12 and preterm birth, with odds ratios for preterm birth estimated to be from 1.8413 to 2.8.14

      The increased frequency of bacterial vaginosis in unmarried, low-income black women and in women with previous low-birth-weight infants may account for some of the racial gap in preterm births; however, bacterial vaginosis remains a risk factor for preterm low birth weight when variables are adjusted for race.15

      The presence of atypical cells on Papanicolaou smear is also more common in women with bacterial vaginosis.16

      Diagnosis

      TABLE 2
      Diagnostic Criteria for Bacterial Vaginosis

      Homogeneous vaginal discharge (color and amount may vary)

      Presence of clue cells (greater than 20%)

      Amine (fishy) odor when potassium hydroxide solution is added to vaginal secretions (commonly called the "whiff test")

      Vaginal pH greater than 4.5

      Absence of the normal vaginal lactobacilli

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      NOTE: At least three of these criteria must be present for diagnosis.

      Bacterial vaginosis is diagnosed by the presence of three of the clinical and microscopic findings listed in Table 2. The most common symptoms are a thin, homogeneous vaginal discharge and a malodorous, "fishy" smell. The color and amount of discharge varies greatly from patient to patient. The normal pH of vaginal secretions is less than 4.5. In women with bacterial vaginosis, the pH is usually greater than 4.5. When sampling secretions to measure pH, care must be taken to avoid cervical mucous, as cervical mucous normally has a higher pH.

      When drops of a 10 percent potassium hydroxide solution are added to the vaginal secretions of a woman with bacterial vaginosis, an amine, or "fishy" odor is released. This test, commonly referred to as a "whiff test," is positive in women with bacterial vaginosis but can also be positive in patients with Trichomonas infection.

      Another diagnostic criterion for bacterial vaginosis is the presence of clue cells on wet mount. Clue cells are vaginal epithelial cells that have a stippled appearance due to adherent coccobacilli (Figure 1). The edges of the cells are obscured and appear fuzzy compared with the normally sharp edges of vaginal epithelial cells. To be significant for bacterial vaginosis, more than 20 percent of the epithelial cells on the wet mount should be clue cells.

      The term vaginosis is used because of the superficial nature of the infection. The wet mount usually does not show the increased number of leukocytes seen in other types of vaginitis. If the wet mount shows increased numbers of leukocytes, a co-infection (e.g.,Trichomonas) should be suspected.

      FIGURE 1. Clue cells, as seen on a wet-mount slide, are vaginal epithelial cells with adherent coccobacilli that make the edges appear indistinct.
      An alternative diagnostic criterion utilizes Gram staining of vaginal secretions.17 The loss of lactobacillus morphotypes and increase in Gardnerella and Bacteroides morphotypes and curved gram-variable rods, when combined with the pH, correlates well with Amsel's criteria for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis.18 Gram stain may not be useful in determining eradication of the infection because of its high proportion of indeterminate results.19 Because the predictive value of a positive culture for G. vaginalis is less than 50 percent, culture is not recommended as a diagnostic tool.20

      Some controversy remains over the sexual transmission of bacterial vaginosis. While it occurs more commonly in women with more than one sexual partner, bacterial vaginosis can also occur in women who are not yet sexually active.21 Treatment of male partners has not resulted in improved cure rates or a reduced rate of recurrence.22 Increased rates of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae have been reported in women with bacterial vaginosis, but increased rates of syphilis and Trichomonas infection have not been reported.23

      Treatment of male sex partners has not resulted in improved cure rates or a reduced rate of recurrence.

      Treatment

      Treatment regimens for bacterial vaginosis are shown in Table 3. All are safe and effective. The rate of cure for a seven-day course of metronidazole (Flagyl) has been reported to be from 84 to 96 percent; for treatment with oral clindamycin (Cleocin), the cure rate has been reported to be 94 percent24; for metronidazole vaginal gel (Metrogel vaginal), the cure rate has been reported to be 75 percent, and for clindamycin vaginal cream, the cure rate has been estimated to be 86 percent.25 A single 2-g dose of metronidazole may also be effective, but patients given this treatment seem to have a higher rate of recurrence than those given a seven-day course of treatment. Treatment with metronidazole in women undergoing abortion who have bacterial vaginosis reduces the post-abortion risk of pelvic infection to that of women without bacterial vaginosis.26 Oral metronidazole and oral clindamycin have been shown to reduce pregnancy-associated morbidity27-29; topical treatments, however, have not.30,31 Some physicians are hesitant to use metronidazole in women who are pregnant because adequate safety studies have not yet been performed. While issues of mutagenicity remain theoretic, several recent meta-analyses32-34 have reported no association between birth defects and the use of metronidazole during pregnancy

  24. QUESTION:
    If I went to the doctor for my vaginal infection, what treatments would she give me?
    I was just wondering; for example, how would she test me to see if I had an infection, what kinds of treatments would I have to do in order to cure it? Thank you.
    Oh, and if there is any way to cure it without even seeing a doctor, could you please tell me how?

    • ANSWER:
      i had the same thing,the vaginal infection is called a yeast infection and she would have 2 choices:
      1.)stick cream up ur hole
      2.)take a sample of ur discharge and then if u have an infection,you will take antibiotics

  25. QUESTION:
    whats a good treatment for a vaginal infection like yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Out of experience, which canesten treatment did you find more effective for vaginal yeast infection?
    I've used the 6 day pessary but after about a week the infection came back.
    Is the oral tablet and cream more affective?

    • ANSWER:
      Here I am suggesting u an easy way which u can do ur self
      Buy a tube of quadriderm ointment, and a few vaginal tablets of Clotrimazole ( Canesten ) or (Candid)
      Sit on stool and insert one vaginal tablet as high as u can,
      then apply quadriderm ointment on outer part of itchy patches of skin
      continue it for 5 days, ur problem will be solved
      Later u can use this procedure twice a week as ur personal Hygiene, and it will protect u from infection in future

  27. QUESTION:
    WHETHER MY VAGINA NORMAL. My age is 30.I am taking ayurvedic treatment for vaginal infection.I am using v gel?
    for inside the vagina.While using v gel,i notice a soft round tissue in left side of my vagina.is this normal

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a small cyst, for this u will have to go to gynoe expert and get it removed

  28. QUESTION:
    BV?? I have a reoccurring vaginal infection and have yet to find a treatment. ?
    No smart*** answers. This is a serious question and I really need some honest answers. I've been to the GYNO several times and been given a variety of medications. No luck
    Does anyone else have a similar problem? Of so, how did you treat it? Thanks...

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    which treatment is best for a vaginal bacterial infection? the gel or pills?
    i know that there are 2 options to treat the infection.

    first one is to take oral tablets

    the other option is to insert vaginal gel which is more effective in getting rid of the infection????

    • ANSWER:
      The gel works better. It is messier but it really works.

  30. QUESTION:
    treatment of vaginal yeast infection?
    i don't want home remedies... if any one can tell me
    where can i buy a treatment gel or some thing from pharmacy without
    prescription? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection then you must follow these tips - they worked for me:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) also you should use some herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore (almost 2 years) ...

  31. QUESTION:
    Ok new question, what would happen if you left a vaginal infection like yeast infection without treatment?
    Say i'm a 13 year old girl who's vagina started itching out of nowhere. I mean it really burns and itches and it's driving me lunatic. I've had it for 3 days and i've tried soaking in a bath, wiping my vagina area constantly with a wet rag, putting ice on it, putting vaseline on it, wearing vagisil, and even tried wearing a pad just to see if it might work. I'm so confused and at first i thought i had a yeast infection but after looking at the symptoms, i'm pretty sure i dont have that and i looked at other vaginal infectons and they are STD's and i'm still virgin. I'm really scared and embarrassed to tell my mom. Can anyone suggest anything that will take my pain away that doesnt involve seeing a costly doctor or buying medicine which i'm pretty sure a 13 year old cant go out and buy by herself. =[
    (old question)

    • ANSWER:
      Monistat cream is over the counter for yeast infection, but tell your mom...it is nothing to be ashamed of and it is not your fault and has nothing to do with STDs or having sex.

  32. QUESTION:
    Easy Treatment for a yeast infection or Vaginal thrush? Without going to the doctors or chemist?
    What are some simple treatments for vaginal thrush or a yeast infection?
    Other than going to the doctors to get a medical script or going to the chemist and buying a medicine.
    What are some simple remedies for a vaginal thrush or yeast infection?
    Stuff like this:
    HERBAL TREATMENT
    Herbal Tea Bath
    Add 500ml of strong calendula or thyme tea to a warm bath to alleviate itching.

    OLD FASHIONED REMEDIES
    Yoghurt
    Insert a tablespoon of natural acidophilus yoghurt into the vagina at night, during times of infection.

    Vinegar/Salt Bath
    Add a cup of vinegar or salt to a warm bath as both ingredients will help to restore the pH balance.

    • ANSWER:
      i actually heard yogurt works
      no joke

  33. QUESTION:
    Do I have a vaginal infection? What are my treatment options?
    I'm pretty sure I have bacterial vaginosis... I hurt myself a week ago and after trying to have sex last night I am even more sore and swollen, and my discharge smells like infection. Sort of like how strep throat smells? I am also a little bit itchy. What are my treatment options? I would really rather not take time off of work to visit the doctor if I don't have to.

    Also note: I've been tested for STD's very recently and always use protection so its not that. I've also researched yeast infections and ruled that out as well.

    • ANSWER:
      In about 1 out of 4 women, bacterial vaginosis symptoms resolve on their own. This happens when the vaginal lactobacilli organisms increase to their normal levels, and other bacteria levels drop.

      Antibiotic medication (oral or vaginal). Antibiotics can kill the problem bacteria causing bacterial vaginosis symptoms but sometimes don't reverse the underlying cause. Therefore, symptoms recur in about 1 out of 3 of women after antibiotic treatment. Call your doctor and just ask for a prescription for the antibiotics. Some doctors will call in prescriptions without seeing you if you are a regular patient.

  34. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection...?
    I have been experiencing pain during initial intercourse for a couple of months. It was bearable and went away for a bit so I thought noting of it. Suddenly I have been having pain again, and now I have a kind of constant vaginal burning that gets worse after I pee. I think it might be a UTI because I have been having frequent urges to urinate without being able to but besides the pain from sex andthe burning feeling I haven't had any other symptoms. I am unemployed at the moment, uninsured, I have no car and my husband works weekdays from 9-6. He is also very immature about this so I can't discuss this with him. I have the next day or two to go get this fixed, so where can I go ASAP immediately without having to pay or pay very little? I tried Planned Parenthood but their clinic is booked. Or, if I can't get any free treatment are there any at-home remedies? Ooor will whatever this infection is go away on it's own?

    • ANSWER:
      There can be a few solutions to this. One, stop having sex. It may be inconvenient, but having sex introduces new bacteria to your body that most likely already has some sort of infection. The irritation does not help healing either, so really sex is not a good idea right now.

      As for clinics, they pretty much all charge something, and there's nothing under your husband's plan you can take advantage of?

      Other than that, you could try some type of store medication or diagnosis system that can tell you if you have a particular type of infection. Not sure of the prices right now, but you should really consider going down the feminine health aisle and checking out some of the home options that they offer.

      The infection could go away on its own, but you really should not chance it, because infections are not good for reproductive health and are very annoying to have in the first place.

      Try also wearing only cotton panties, cleaning well, and refrain from wearing tight jeans or pants. This may help with irritation.

      Seriously though, a doctor is the best option, though there are other ways of dealing with infections, especially if it is simply a minor infection. Look around the store when your husband goes out for groceries and maybe ask him about his insurance as some companies extend health coverage to spouses.

  35. QUESTION:
    Best treatment for a vaginal infection in a 5 year old?
    If your daughter ever had this issue, what did the doctor recommend?

    I took her to her new doctor for this and all he prescribed was Nystat cream for the outside area. What about the inside? She's had discharge and a lot of itching. I told him I've already been using Vagisil on her for a week and it hasn't cleared it up. Why wouldn't he prescribe an anti fungal or antibiotic?

    That was the first and LAST time I will be taking her to that doctor. I had a lot of issues with that place, which I will not go into. It seems like a half a s s e d treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, just so you know, the Nystat cream IS an antifungal cream.

      I dont really have the rest of your answers, but you asked why he wouldnt rx an anti fungal... but he DID give her an anti fungal, just in a cream rather than an oral medication.

      Vagisil isnt working because its NOT an antifungal. All it is is an anti itch.

  36. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Yeast Infection? Monistat 7day treatment question...?
    I am on day 4 of treatment and it is definitely working. This is my first yeast infection ever, caused by antibiotics from getting wisdom teeth removed. Well, the problem is.... Valentines Day is Sunday! I want to get some you know what... & im thinking that may not be an option? I thought about maybe getting the Monistat 1 day treatment to finish me off, but I heard that sex can get in the way of the healing process? I also dont want to be having sex and be leaking out the medicine (sorry if thats too much information)... Im not sure how to make this happen... any advice is greatly appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      Careful with that. Maybe the one day treatment works faster, read the instructions carefully. In case you don't know, you can transmit yeast to your guy, by sexual contact. If he's not treated, then you will never get over it, unless you both go to the doctor and get antibiotics or something else. Definitely use protection.

  37. QUESTION:
    im so scared, why is my vaginal discharge white and foamy after taking a treatment for a yeast infection?
    well, im guessing it was a yest infection. i inserted the pill thingy last night and now im getting a white foamy discharge coming from my vagina. is this bad?

    • ANSWER:
      The white foamy discharge is the medication. Just wear a pad, the medication usually leaks for a day or so. Make sure you don't take a bath, either, that will flush out the medication and it won't work for your yeast infection.

      Also, you should always have a yeast infection diagnosed, or at least know for sure it's a yeast infection before using over-the-counter treatment. If you mis-diagnose yourself and use it for something that is not a yeast infection, the medication may not work for you in the future because your body will become immune, just a piece of information. Hope this helps!

  38. QUESTION:
    What are the common treatments in Canada for a vaginal infection?
    What treatment options are there out there for bacterial vaginosis???I was told today that there wasn`t any gel or creme available ...Is it a PH problem ? Does it go away on it`s own?
    I was told today by a medical professional that unless it`s Trich, it doesn`t need to be treated....I`m not pregnant and there`s no risk of developing PID... ( I have had a hysterectomy)..I thought this was weird.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a vaginal infection it won't go away by itself.
      You do need to treat it and I am not sure I understood you correctly, what do you mean there is no gel or cream available in Canada? Usually its a suppository that has to be inserted into the vagina. Some medications need a prescription and some do not, but you definitely need to treat the infection

      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&pwst=1&q=vaginal+infection+more:condition_treatment&cx=disease_for_patients&sa=N&oi=cooptsr&resnum=0&ct=col1&cd=1

  39. QUESTION:
    Who's had good luck with the at home yeast infection treatment by Natures Cure?
    I purchased the one day treatment package the includes the vaginal cream and tablets that you take by mouth. The box says it clears most yeast infections. My yeast infection is mild, also. Just curious if it clears and about how long it takes to see improvement. Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Most yeast infections can be treated at home with natural methods such as plain yogurt(eat or Insert some into the vagina), bathing with vinegar(so be careful), drink a lot of water, etc. Here are good articles about the truth of this infection and success stories of how to treat a yeast infection naturally. It's very useful for you.

      Don't worry!

  40. QUESTION:
    Could cuts on vaginal lips be from yeast infection?
    I have been getting cuts on the inside creases of my vaginal lips. They do not bleed but are bright red and very sore. I was experiencing a lot of discharge, itchiness and discomfort as well. I have been to my doctor and they have done and STD test and everything came back normal.

    I asked for a yeast infection treatment from my doctor and that cleared up the itchiness and discharge but the cuts keep coming and going.
    I have looked everywhere and seen two OB/GYN's and they don't seem to know what it could be.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's probably a yeast infection. I know when I get one, and it's itchy, the skin is already fragile and easy to tear. I ride horses, so it gets even worse. I usually have cuts on my labia as well. I rub Vaseline (the yellow, greasy stuff) over the cuts themselves, and if the itching still bothers me, then I get OTC itch stuff. These people have a lot of information on their website:

      http://www.vaginapagina.com/index.php?title=Yeast_Infection

  41. QUESTION:
    Is this cream right for treatment of Vaginal Rash, Vulva Problems or a Yeast Infection?
    I found this cream in the cupboard called:
    'DermAid 1% cream'
    On the label it says this:
    Contains hydrocortisone 1% w/w dissolved for improved effectiveness.
    Use for temporary relief of minor skin irritations, itching and rashes due to eczema, dermatitis, cosmetics, jewellery, itching anal and genital areas and sunburn.

    Do you think it safe to use?
    It is an Australian Product

    • ANSWER:
      Most yeast infections can be treated at home with natural methods such as plain yogurt(eat or Insert some into the vagina), bathing with vinegar(so be careful), drink a lot of water, etc. Here are good articles about the truth of this infection and success stories of how to treat a yeast infection naturally. It's very useful for you.

      Don't worry!

  42. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment of vaginal candidiasis or yeast infection? im from philippines..?
    help me please.. suggest some anti fungal cream or drugs here in the philippines that will cure this illness

    • ANSWER:
      Honey is right that the monistat or similar treatments can take care of it, but you would also be best off taking a good Probiotic supplement (one with 30+ billion viable organisms from several strains) to help not only fight this yeast, but to prevent it from coming back. In addition to Probiotics, Caprylic Acid and Grapefruit Seed Extract also help to fight the yeast directly, so those three together are a very good combination to fight yeast overgrowth.
      Most of the cases I've heard of that used regimens like this showed an impact within just a few days (where they noticed some benefits) and were often almost completely gone within a month or so, but some more extreme cases took longer.

      If you want more direct options, you could also put some pure yogurt on a tampon and put it in there to fight the yeast directly, but some people find that too gross or uncomfortable... that's up to you to choose. ;-) Good luck and I hope I helped!

  43. QUESTION:
    I have gone to the Dr. for treatment time & time again but each time I'm told I have a vaginal infection?
    I have taken antibiotics & used gel. It keeps coming back. I've researched via the internet but they want 2 charge an arm & leg(for treatments I'm not certain will work).

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard of women getting boric acid tablets to put in their vaginas. The idea is that some women's vagina's have a problem with the pH (acidity) so that they don't fight infection as well, and the boric acid makes the pH more "normal."

  44. QUESTION:
    Pink discharge after getting over a vaginal yeast infection?
    I'm 13, so not sexually active, and recently (like 2 days ago) just finished a treatment for a vaginal yeast infection. Today when I went to the bathroom I had pink discharge....So pink discharge right after yellow, chunky discharge. Is this a sign of my first period? Because I'm not pregnant xD

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it sounds to me like you're having your period. In fact, it's not uncommon for women to get a yeast infection right before their period (when estrogen levels fluctuate). If the bleeding continues for about 2-4 days, it's a period. Also, you are at the same age as most girls when they begin menstruating (the average age is 12-13).

      Welcome to the club!

  45. QUESTION:
    does a vaginal bacterial infection go away by itself in time without treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can, but...

      Bacterial infections are caused by imbalance in vaginal bacteria, by that same logic then the infection can go away by itself without treatment if the healthy balance of bacteria returns - the vagina is self-cleaning, not just flushing out harmful bacteria but also in keeping a pH level that can help protect it against infection. However...

      If you do have a bacterial infection it is always best to get it treated, if left untreated it may not go away by itself and the infection can become worse. The infection could also travel further up your vagina where it can develop into pelvic inflammatory disease, this can cause infertility.

  46. QUESTION:
    treatment for vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      if diagnosis is confirm then....

      tab fluconazole 150mg once weekly for two doses(same also to your sexual partner)

      clotrimazole vaginal pessary one daily inserted in vagina at night for 6 days

      Proper Hygien..use of cotten undergarments...keep the area dry

      Discontinue steroid drugs if you are receiving...they cause decreased immunity leading to fungal infection anywher in the body.

      CHECK OUT Bld Sugar Level to rule out Diabetes...if above measures fail..

  47. QUESTION:
    vaginal infection?
    Ok, so lately, i have had some disconfert “down there”
    and I have had to go to the bathroom more often, and
    I cant hold it in as long
    And its like I cant control it
    And when I go to the bathroom it hurts
    Its kinda like a burning feeling

    And its been kinda itchy

    I am pretty sure I have an infection
    but the problem is, I don’t have that much
    of a bond with my mom, so it will be weird going up to her and
    asking her to take me to the doctors

    and im broke right now, so I cant buy
    any medicine, or treatment for it

    so does anyone know a way
    to make it go away

    any tips??

    Please and thank you
    =]

    • ANSWER:
      if you are having trouble going to the bathroom you might have a urinary tract infection and need antibiotics. There are free clinics that for a small price you can be seen and sometimes they will give you the medicine you need to treat it for free, however you'll have a long wait more than likely but they are very nice people and usually you get a woman nurse practicioner or doctor to see you.

  48. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of vaginal yeast infection?
    Who knows some effective treatments for vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      This is what you're looking for; http://www.nobleherb.com/goods-28.html
      To get rid of vaginal yeast infection, you had better choose conservative treatment.
      Try Vaginitis Powder.
      Wish you recover asap.
      Best wishes.

  49. QUESTION:
    The herbal treatments for vaginal yeast infection?
    Who knows some herbal treatments for vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      I know one herbal treatment for vaginal yeast infection. You can use Vaginitis Powder to treat vaginal yeast infection.
      Maybe you want to learn about this treatment.
      Mix Vaginitis Powder with the Vaseline into ointment, (1:1) bottle reserves.
      When used, first use warm water wash the ill region, then apply the ointment to the inside of the vagina. Later wash it out.
      It is so simple.
      I also used this Vaginitis Powder to treat my vaginal yeast infection. And I have recovered.
      To help prevent vaginal yeast infection, you can try the following suggestions:
      · Keep the external genital area clean and dry.
      · Avoid irritating soaps (including bubble bath), vaginal sprays and douches.
      · Change tampons and sanitary napkins frequently.
      · Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't trap moisture.
      · After swimming, change quickly into your dry clothing instead of sitting in your wet bathing suit for prolonged periods.
      · Take antibiotics only when prescribed by your doctor, and never take them for longer than your doctor directs.
      · If you are diabetic, try to keep tight control over your blood sugar levels

      Hope my answer can help you.
      Wish you recover asap.

  50. QUESTION:
    My cousin was wondering about the Vaginal Infection commercial?
    She thinks she has a vaginal infection and she told me about a commercial where you can buy a treatment thingy for it or tester and she forgot what it was called does any1 know?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know the name, but I've seen these in drugstores with the rest of the stuff for women, like pregnancy tests and such. So just go to your local pharmacy.


Vaginal Infection Test

Written By: admin - Jun• 23•12

Unusual vaginal discharge is a symptom that could indicate a cervical/vaginal wart or vaginitis. Unlike clear or whitish odorless secretions, green-yellow or bloody ones are abnormal especially if there is foul smelling, itching, burning, skin irritation, pain on urination or intercourse, swelling of the lips, and other disorders. Many women are reported to have experienced similar symptoms at least once. Unusual vaginal discharge is a symptom that could indicate a cervical/vaginal wart or vaginitis.

Causes of Vaginal Discharge

There are many reasons that cause brown vaginal discharge:
Brown vaginal discharge can be caused due to excess growth of bacteria and yeasts. In normal vaginal discharge small amount of bacteria and yeasts are present, but the excessive growth of bacteria and yeasts can cause vaginal discharge.

Excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and drugs can cause brown vaginal discharge and also the lack of menstrual cycle. Avoid these bad habits.

Brown can cause vaginal discharge due to the excess of drugs they consume. Vaginal discharge can also use the vaginal lubrication products like oils and jams. Vaginal discharge may also cause due to the use of soaps, deodorants, paints and scented toilet paper. All these products can irritate the genital area and cause vaginal discharge.

Brown vaginal discharge can also caused by gaps in menstruation.

What's the treatment for vaginal infections?

Infections are treated with antibiotics. Often just one dose of antibiotics by mouth is enough. Alternatively, you may use vaginal cream forms of antibiotics, especially if you have significant side effects from taking antibiotics by mouth. Also, the vaginal cream can be more soothing for the inflamed, sore vaginal lining. If you are diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis, you may be prescribed an antibiotic called metronidazole (Flagyl). If your doctor suspects you have a sexually transmitted disease based on your history and physical exam, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics administered by injection and by mouth in the office before the tests results can confirm the diagnosis.

If you have recurrent yeast infections and recognize the symptoms, you may use over-the-counter antifungal creams first without a prescription. If your symptoms do not improve, you should see your health-care provider for an exam to confirm the diagnosis and make a change in treatment.

Atrophic vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) may develop with hormonal changes, for example, after pregnancy or while on birth-control pills. More commonly, it occurs during or after menopause. After menopause, hormone-replacement therapy may be administered by mouth or vaginally. Vaginal administration exposes you to lower levels of hormones. For mild cases, using a water-based lubricant may be enough. If you take birth-control pills, changing the type or strength of pill may help to get rid of atrophic vaginitis.

Sexual partners do not have to be treated unless you are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, or you experience recurrent infections and no other factor is making you prone to infection. If your sexual partner experiences a new discharge or discomfort when urinating or during intercourse, he or she should be evaluated by a health-care provider.

Home Care

1. Eat yogurt with live cultures or take Lactobacillus acidophilus tablets when you are on antibiotics to avoid a yeast infection.

2. Use condoms to avoid catching or spreading sexually transmitted diseases.

3. Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays, fragrances, or powders in the genital area.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    when should i re test for vaginal infection?
    i have bv and need 2 more ddays of medication. i have a vagisil at home vaginal infection test. when should i take it to see if i still have it?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to complete your medication first then leave a few days for the medication to leave your system as it would mask any infection been shown in the result. What did your doctor advise?

  2. QUESTION:
    Question about pregnancy test and a vaginal infection?
    If you are pregnant, but happen to have a vaginal infection, and then take some at home pregnancy tests, can the infection lower your pregnancy hormone, making the test show up as negative?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it won't. The test measure hcg hormone levels and vaginal infections will not change those levels.

  3. QUESTION:
    Do they test for other diseases when they test for a vaginal infection?
    I got a vaginal infection, mine is curable though, I have medication to cure it. Do they test for any other diseases when they do the swab such as STD's, Herpes, etc? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Symptoms and smell of yeast infection but home vaginal infection test said bacteria infection. Is that normal?
    I started to get symptoms of a yeast infection about a month ago. I had my first one a few months ago, so I recognized the symptoms and the odor. This time I didn't have much discharge, but I did have an overwhelming smell of baking bread. I treated with Monistat and it went away for about a day or so. I treated again with Monistat and again got relief for about a day. Every once and a while there is no odor or discharge at all, but for the most part I definitely wake up itchy and this bread smell is strong. I got relief and discharge from the odor when I seriously cut down on my bread intake. Yesterday and today however it was painful to the touch, showering was uncomfortable and it burned. I see not sores or anything. It did feel a little swollen.

    So with that and since this has been ongoing for a few weeks I figured I should head to the doctor with the knowledge it takes a while to get an appointment. (I love this doctor, apparently so does everyone else!) I decided to take a at home vaginal infection test to see if this could be anything other than a yeast infection. I have had unprotected sex recently.

    The test suggested I had a bacteria infection. I have had trichomoniasis before and these symptoms are similar, but seem much more like the yeast infection. In fact the only thing that seems like trich is the itch and burn in the morning and the pain I had today.

    So could I have a bacteria infection with this overwhelming yeasty smell?

    I am waiting on my doctor to call me to discuss this over the phone since I can't get in for a appointment as soon as I would like.

    I'm just curious what others may think.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah.. i had the same thing.
      its a bacterial infection.
      you can get it from many different things, its common.
      Go to the doctor and get Metronidazole.
      Its a pill that will get rid of it in seven days, and you take it twice daily.

  5. QUESTION:
    Pap smear, pregnancy test, vaginal infection check?
    I'm going to a clinic for a full pelvic exam this week. I've never had one before. They said they are going to take a pap smear, check for pregnancy, and vaginal infections. How do they check for these? Am i just going to have to pee in a cup? Are they going to poke around in my vagina? Whats going to happen? And also, how long will it take for me to get the results from all the tests?

    • ANSWER:
      You will sit/lie on one of the exam tables and put your feet up in these stirrups. Your legs will be wide apart, and you'll need to scoot down to the edge of your table so your gyno has easy access. They take what's called a speculum (photo here: http://img.alibaba.com/photo/12215814/Vi… ) and insert that into your vagina, and then will slowly open it so it spreads your vagina. Then they will take a long thing that looks like half a cotton swab and rub it against the wall of your vagina. They might take something else like a very small brush and take a small sample from the wall as well (you can hardly feel it, don't worry, they just rub it against you as well.) They take these samples to send to the lab to test everything, make you're you're STD free and all that :)

      Then she/he will take some jelly stuff and put two fingers inside you. This is just to actually get in there and feel around a bit to make sure everything feels fine and there are no lumps or anything, and make sure your vagina and ovaries have the correct placement.

      Your doc should talk you through all of it if they're good- and you can always ask them to tell you what they're doing as well. Don't worry, it won't hurt, it's more just a bit uncomfortable. The most important thing YOU can do is breathe and relax. If you keep your body relaxed, it will make the speculum go in and open easier, thus keeping it pain free.

      You should get results within a week or so- and if it takes longer, don't fret, no news is good news in regards to things like this!

      ((A similar question was asked recently and there is a very LONG detailed answer if you want more!
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AlMPc3tzeFBjqgZ5G8GLXiXty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100120172057AAVUtZT&show=7#profile-info-Z78pEzr8aa ))

  6. QUESTION:
    where can I buy a vaginal infection test kit in Toronto?
    what name brand has them

    • ANSWER:
      Blanch I am from the Brampton area.. You should check out any Shoppers drug mart for a kit. There is monistat that is quite a popular choice by most women who are having a vaginal infection. If you are not sure of what kind of infection you may have and need to have a check up you should go to a walk in clinic or check out ur doctor ok hun.
      If u suspect that its a yeast infection then monistat has 3 and 7 day packages that will suit the intensity of the need.

      All the best girlie
      sandy

  7. QUESTION:
    Is the lower vaginal swab test result accurate during Vaginal yeast infection ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there .
      If you think you may have yeast infection, I can tell you there are some very effective natural cures that can stop your pain.
      You can cure yeast infection naturally, 100% guaranteed
      You can do it with ZERO risk
      It can be done in a short time.

      Still, along with the natural treatment, please make sure you :
      Keep the genital area clean and dry.
      Avoid harsh soaps (including bubble bath).
      Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't hold moisture.
      Take antibiotics only when prescribed by your doctor, and never take them for longer than your doctor directs.
      If you are diabetic, try to control your blood sugar levels.
      These would prevent from yeast infection to happen.
      But for now you may try the 100% treatment I found in the below source and tried it myself... it worked ...

  8. QUESTION:
    How do doctors test women for vaginal infections?
    So I might have a yeast infection or something else, so I'm gonna go to the ob/gyn but I'm nervous cause I'm a virgin. How do they test you, what do they do? I know pap smears are only for cervical cancer, so what do they do when testing for vaginal infections? Swab your discharge? Swab your inner walls? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      They usually examine you internally (with the speculum ) and take a swab of the discharge.
      They usually do look at the vaginal walls - the appearance can sometimes indicate what type of infection you have.
      But the swab will confirm this.
      It is a littlle uncomfortable, but tell the gyno that you are nervous and they will use a small speculum which helps opens the vaginal lips -so they can visualize what is going on "down there"

  9. QUESTION:
    How do they test for vaginal infections ..... =S?
    I have to face a doc for first time over a suspected vaginal infection.

    Question. How will they... test me lol

    • ANSWER:
      The pap smear is a test to screen for cervical cancer and that is done once a year when a woman has her annual pelvic exam.

      To check for a vaginal infection the doctor will take a sample of the vaginal discharge and have it cultured by a lab to see what kind of infection it is. Sometimes depending on the infection they can tell by just looking at the discharge, but the reason for the culture that is done by a lab is to see what kind of infection it is. The results come back in about a week.

  10. QUESTION:
    If I have Urinary tract Infection because my urine test showed bacteria, so can I have vaginal infection too?
    I forgot to ask this from my doctor. Should I go to gynecologist to get my vagina checked.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    how do they test for vaginal infection?
    im 15 and im not sexually active but i've heard you can still get infections ... what exactly do they do at the doctor's?! sorry this is really embarrassing

    is there anything they can do if you're uncomfortable with anyone going down there for real reasons?

    please help mee! x

    • ANSWER:
      Have you seen CSI where they put that little swab in someone's mouth to test for DNA?
      It's kinda the same thing, only they put the swab inside you. It's not uncomfortable and takes about 15 seconds.
      They look at the swab under a microscope and know almost immediately if you have an infection.

  12. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection self test?
    I saw one of these tests adveritsed and it actually has different colors to show which infection you might have. Does anyone know what this is called?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.vagisilkit.com/kit2/index.shtml

  13. QUESTION:
    Vagisil test for vaginal infection with a pH of 6...help?
    I just bought a vagisil kit today and did the test for a vaginal infection. A normal pH is 4.5 and I got a 6.0. I know that a 5.0 or higher might be an infection. I have an unpleasant odor and I can't even spread my legs b/c the odor is so strong that I can smell it without even sniffing it. The odor occurs probably an hour after showering and gets worse all day. I also have yellow discharge. It's not a lot. Itching is not all that bad but it was worse until I took a med for a yeast infection months ago. If this is not a vaginal infection, then what else could this be? I'm not sexually active btw so I couldn't possibly have an STD.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    how can i know which vaginal infection i have? vaginal infection can create arousal?
    i want to use home remedy for vaginal infection but i dont know which infection i have, i am unmarried thats why gyne doctor doesnt want to take a vaginal test. i have not discharge but i have too much itching and sometime burning, this itching creates arrousal and orgasm?

    • ANSWER:
      Drs don't care if you are married or not - go and get tested.

      It sounds like you have a yeast infection which can be treated with Canestan cream

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there any other test aside from pap smear that can figure out if you have vaginal infection?
    I planned to have my discharge checked but i've read that a speculum is used to take a discharge sample from your cervix. i think it's gonna hurt and beside i never had a penis inserted on my vagina before. is there any other tool that can be used?

    • ANSWER:
      A pap test is for cervical cancer. Not for infections.

  16. QUESTION:
    my vdrl test and hiv test are normal and doctor says i have a vaginal infection is it normal?
    doctor said that e spoil species found in culture and even my partner has not been effected with vdrl or hiv so is it a normal infection and can we have sex while taking medicines?

    • ANSWER:
      "my vdrl test and hiv test are normal and doctor says i have a vaginal infection is it normal?" -- You're asking if a vaginal infection is normal??? No, of course not!

      "doctor said that e spoil species found in culture" -- ???? Is this supposed to mean E. coli? E. coli belongs in the large intestine and in feces, not the vagina.

      "so is it a normal infection and can we have sex while taking medicines?" -- No infection is "normal". You should NOT have sex until the infection is completely resolved. You will expose your partner to your infection. And then you need to figure out how you ended up with E. coli in your vagina so you can prevent this from happening again.

  17. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection symptoms but negative test. Help!?
    I have the itching, irritation, whitish discharge, and discomfort of a vaginal infection. But I went to the Ob/Gyn and the tests for a yeast or bacterial infection came back negative. I am not sexually active so it's not an STD. What is it?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    can urinal test diagnose vaginal infection?
    i have white discharge with red spots from my vagina

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    swollen and painful lymph nodes in lower abdomen; vaginal infection; missed period;?
    is this all related ? i'm not pregnant. i've taken 5 tests, but it is late. and i'm having pain and discomfort in my abdomen. and also, i took a PH vaginal infection test thing today, and i have a yeast infection. are these related ?
    a goner ? why a goner ?
    thank you very much, that helped a lot. I'm going to go see the doctor tomorrow.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Can a urine std test for chlamydia and gonorrhea detect both vaginal AND oral infection?

    • ANSWER:
      No they need to take a culture from your mouth, with a swab to test for these things in the mouth.
      Sounds like you had a great mate,hope it was worth the fun.

  21. QUESTION:
    How is testing for a vaginal infection done?
    Is it similar to a pap smear?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they are but then now days you can get a test at most stores that will do the same thing..

  22. QUESTION:
    Does it hurt to bee tested for vaginal infection?
    I did research and to be tested they need to examine vaginal fluid I need to have that done and I want to know if it hurts at all

    • ANSWER:
      No-- it's just a swab of your vagina.

  23. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal infection cause a false neg. pregnancy test plz answer?
    i was wondering if cervixitis or bacteria vaginosis or any other infection could cause a false neg. hpt or if the antibiotics could

    • ANSWER:
      No. A pregnancy test tests for a pregnancy hormone.

  24. QUESTION:
    Painful urination tested negative for bladder infection or any other vaginal infection. What could it be?
    I have had off and on painful urination for about a week. Went to the doctor thinking that it was a bladder infection and that came back negative. The doc did a vaginal swab and that too came back negative. Any suggestions on what could be going on?

    • ANSWER:
      You could have a stricture of the tube that the urine passes through and out of the body. It's just a quess. You should probably see a urologist.

  25. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection?
    Hey everyone. I am almost 9 weeks pregnant with my first baby. Im taking vaginal suppositories to make sure my progesterone level stays where it should be since it was real low in the beginning when i first got tested. Anyway today iv noticed that the area around my vagina, inside my inner lips is red and almost raw feeling, burning sensation and when i pee the acid burns it more. Could i have an infection, or is it just irritated and feels like a infection from using the suppositories so much? Help!

    • ANSWER:
      With this sort of thing you will have to inevitably visit the doctor. If you are allergic to or have irritation due to the suppositories, you will have to seek your doctor's advice as to what to do about that. Also, if you have an infection, you will have to visit the doctor to get antibiotics to cure the infection. Either way it goes, you need to see your doctor and quick! It's nothing to be ashamed of or scared about. It sounds like something that can be taken care of with simple antibiotics or medicines. Best Wishes :)

  26. QUESTION:
    Would anybody prefer to use home test to check for vaginal infection?
    One would observe foul smell or discharge in case she has any infection.

    • ANSWER:
      The privacy of a home kit is nice. But what if you did have an infection? You would still need to go to the Dr.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to check for vaginal infections without a pap test?
    i know i have something, and i just dont feel comfortable with a pap test right now
    ive been having thick white discharge and extreme itching for a few months the itching just started recently though ..

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have a yeast infection and they have screening test that you could purchase in the store to check and see if that's what it is. If you do a little monistat willclear that right up ;)

  28. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection......?
    Okay this is a serious question.
    I've had some kind of infection for a few months ( there is just like clumps of whitish KIND OF yellow tinted, sticky and it doesn't really smell. But it comes off easily, like its not like a normal yeast infection where it sticks to you)
    I went to the doctor ( a pediatricion) and based on my symptoms she gave me yeast infection medicine, but then my urine also showed I had a uti so I had antibiotics, which could have prevented the yeast infection from going away right?
    Anyways my question is, if I went to a family doctor or gynecologist could they just do a swab test without using a speculum or sticking anything inside me......... ( I am 16 and a virgin)

    • ANSWER:
      antibiotics can give women yeast infections but its better to take them now before ur uti gets worst and treat the yeast topically. and if you go to the gyno and tell them u r a virgin they will be a least invasive as possible. hope this helped

  29. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal infection of some kind cause a false positive on home pregnancy tests?
    I took two at home pregnancy tests the 2 days ago and they were both positive, from what I could tell. I'm at the point where I should have my period any day now because its usually irregular, so I'm not exactly sure on how many days late I am. Today I woke up with what looked like signs of a vaginal infection, so I was just curious if this was even possible.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say about 98-99% of the time there are NO false POSITIVES when taking a pregnancy test. Sometimes there are false negatives. The way that happens is there is a hormone in your body that is released only when you are pregnant. And pregnancy test detects for that specific hormone. Sometimes if you are taking the test too early before the hormone can be detected in a home pregnancy test, it could read negative, although you ARE pregnant. It was just too early to detect. But when you are postive, its positive. The pregnancy hormone was detected, and that means you should make your doc appointment. And with the signs of an infection; vaginal yeast infections can be pretty common in pregnant females through research. Check up on it, and get to the doc to make sure your baby stays healthy throughout the pregnancy! Good Luck with everything!!

  30. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection or any other vaginal infection cloud preg tests results?
    I have not been to my OBGYN and am scared to because i do not know how my parents will react when they find out im a prego. I have taken a total of 5 preg tests all which have been neg but im almost sure something is growing inside me.

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have a sexually transmitted disease. Chlamydia will cause a full uterine sensation. Go get checked. This disease can be spread, and can cause very serious complications to a person who has a challenged immune system.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can you test for vaginal infections at home while pregnant?
    I am almost 14 weeks pregnant with my fourth pregnancy. I have had two miscarriages and the birth of my daughter three weeks early. I went to the doctor about a week ago due to pain down in that area. I did have some slight blood in my urine and they put me on an antibiotic for five days twice a day. I don't think it helped. I have an appointment next week on the 20th, but I would like to know if I still have another infection so can I test for vaginal infections at home while pregnant or would it be safer just to see my doctor? What are my options until my appointment?

    • ANSWER:
      Most vaginal infections don't have a home test. The only thing you can get is some ph papers to tell you if the ph is off which can sometimes indicate an infection. You can find these by the yeast infection creams, but they are expensive and not all that valuable in my opinion.

      I'm not sure what's available for UTI infections other than your doctor doing a test. Cranberry juice is supposed to help, but I'm not sure it would if you already have the infection.

      Call your doctor's office and speak to a nurse, maybe they can bump you up to an earlier appointment. It sounds like you should be seen sooner.

      Good luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    how do you know WHICH vaginal infection you have? any home tests?
    i dont wanr ro go to the doctors?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    If I went to the doctor for my vaginal infection, what treatments would she give me?
    I was just wondering; for example, how would she test me to see if I had an infection, what kinds of treatments would I have to do in order to cure it? Thank you.
    Oh, and if there is any way to cure it without even seeing a doctor, could you please tell me how?

    • ANSWER:
      i had the same thing,the vaginal infection is called a yeast infection and she would have 2 choices:
      1.)stick cream up ur hole
      2.)take a sample of ur discharge and then if u have an infection,you will take antibiotics

  34. QUESTION:
    Getting tested for vaginal infection--cost??
    I think I have an vaginal infection. Where do I go to get tested? How much is this going to cost along with medication? I'm 17, I have no money so I need to go somewhere cheap, and I really need to get this taken care of. Also, how cheap can I get birth control?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to Family Planning or Planned Parenthood. There are also free clinics under other names. They are free no matter what your parents make.

  35. QUESTION:
    vaginal infection?
    For months I have had itching on the inner lips of my vagina. I thought it was a yeast infection and so did my doctor. She gave me diflucan. It did not work. So she gave me another dose, did not work. She gave me Terconozole. Did not work. Gave me a double dose of difucan, did not work. Dose of clindomycin, did not work. Ran tests and all came out negative including STDs and bacterial infections.

    The itch seems to be spreading to my anus as well. No spots, no sores, no herpes, no genital warts...nothing.

    WTF is happening?

    • ANSWER:
      You could have sensitive skin. You should be careful about what laundry detergents and body soaps you use. Try to use unscented because scented ones can irritate more. Keep this in mind especially if you have changed soap, detergent, or shampoo in the last few months.

  36. QUESTION:
    What kind of vaginal infection could this be?
    I don't know what it is and I'm not going to the doctors for a few days. I thought it was a yeast infection since I'm on antibiotics, but the diflucan did nothing (I took it 4 days ago). I have a mucousy looking discharge that is sickly sweet smelling. It's been very itchy, and it's bloody from the scratching and the infection. The smell seems to get worse after I urinate. I'm having sharp pains in my side, though I'm not sure it's related.

    I'm sexually active, but I'm monogomous and he's the only partner I've ever had. He had sex once before, but he said he was tested. We've always used a condom during vaginal intercourse.

    I know you're probably not doctors out there, but I was just hoping this sounds familiar to someone so I can have an idea of what it may be. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), yeast usually has a "cottage cheese" like discharge.

  37. QUESTION:
    Bacterial vaginal infection?
    I had BV 3 months (June 2010) ago and was put on metronidazole and after the 7 days I was fine; was tested for STDs- results came back negative so all it was was a simple BV.
    4 months prior to this (Feb 2010) I was tested for vaginal infections, STDs, and my regular PAP- everything was fine.
    Now, I'm experiencing symptoms for BV again: odor, discomfort, etc.
    (I know it is NOT an STD, remember I've been tested twice with negative results and same sexual partner with whom I use a condom with at all times)
    I'm on my period so I don't think I can go to my ob/gyn to get a conclusive test result.

    So, I have 2 questions:
    1. What should I do in the meantime to alleviate symptoms before I can go see my physician?

    and

    2.Why would I get a recurring infection? (I don't douche, I shower and practice good hygiene everyday).

    Also, I don't know if age helps but I am 23 years old; so I don't think it would be hormone level problems...

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Will my ortho tricycline lo come up on a test?
    At the doctors I am being tested for vaginal infection, and they are giving me pregnancy tests, and tests for STDS, will they notice I am taking the birth control pill?

    • ANSWER:
      no, they cannot tell if you are on the pill from an exam or any tests. only if you told them.

  39. QUESTION:
    I THINK I HAVE A VAGINAL INFECTION, PLEASE HELP!?
    i know i need to go to the doctor to get it checked out and everything.
    but what so they do to test for vaginal infectoins??
    Do you have to like... pee in a cup :)
    or do they have to check you out down there :-/ ugh
    please help

    its not an std for sure.
    i either have an infection or nothings wrong and i just think there is?
    so would they swab or pee in cup?

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely both to be honest. It depends what symptoms you present them with..smell, discharge, pain etc

  40. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever been told they have a vaginal infection and turned out to be pregnant?
    I ask because I have been spotting for 13 days. It started the day before my period was due, and has been either light pink or brown (mostly when I wipe). I have no other discharge or pain.

    I ask about pregnancy because I also have sore boobs, frequent urination, fatigue, nausea (in the mornings before I eat) and lack of an appetite.

    What are your thoughts???

    I took a urine pregnancy test a few days after the spotting started and it was negative.

    The doctor also has me scheduled for a Sonogram.

    • ANSWER:
      Due to your test being negative i dont think your pregnant, and also because most of the time before im going to get a period i hve most of the above symptoms,quite a few days prior then i come on full on...

      But then we are all different so wait until you hve a sonogram...

      Good luck x

  41. QUESTION:
    im using miconazole, this is my first vaginal infection....?
    hi, everyone i would love to hear your opinion. i had my first vaginal infection, i now its a vaginal infection because i took the vaginal screening test and yes i had the 5.0 so i went to Walgreen to ask one of the lady that works in the pharmacies that i dont have medicare, and i told her that since 3 days ago it started itching ( i didnt know i had a vaginal infection because i didnt have any symptoms untill 3 days ago that my vagina started itching) . so she told me to get the miconazolole 3 days...so tonight is going to b my last tube of treatment, since i started using miconazole the next day i felt a big relief and so is today, so this stuff/ cream is working for me but it still kinda itch a little not like before though...she told me if it didnt go away to use another the same brand miconazole day 3 but not more than 7 days...but my question is tonight is my last treatment so i have to buy a new one tomorrow because like i said the itch hasent go away complete it but the problem is that Walgreen is not near my home so i dont drive, until saturday my dad can take me there...so like today is my last treatment, tomorrow im not going to be available to buy a new packet until saturday, is this going to affect if i dont use the new packet on friday/tomorrow? or aint matter if i use it on l saturday or sunday, monday??? aint matter as soon as i use the new other 3 day miconazole? or it does matter and i have to buy it tomorrow no matter what?

    i will appreciate your answers

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    does a blood test detect a yeast infection?
    would a blood test at a yearly doctors appointment prove if i have a vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      No, blood tests are not done to check vaginal infection. If it needs proving,a vaginal smear is done to prove a yeast infection. They will gently remove some of your vaginal secretions and look at them under a microscope.

      Usually, though, the doctor will diagnose it based on symptoms, and if necessary an examination of your vagina. A smear test is generally not needed, especially since the cure for a yeast infection is over the counter and not really a big deal.

      Sometimes they may do other tests to see if you have a different kind of infection. The most common of those is a simple pH test - they'll take a sample of your vaginal secretions and put a test strip in it to see what pH it is. This can differentiate between a bacterial and a yeast infection.

      Edit: A poster who mentioned peeing is not quite correct; peeing in a cup is used to detect a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Not a yeast infection.

  43. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal bacterial infection causes symptoms of a uti?
    my gynecologist did urinalysis, bacterial swab, and an std swab to see what was wrong with me (i had been experiencing itching around my vagina). along with these symptoms i have been experiencing symptoms of a UTI (which is why she did urinalysis). i did in fact have a bacterial infection but my urine test came out normal. I was wondering if maybe this bacterial infection might have caused my uti symptoms?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    does the doctor look in to your vagina for a vaginal infection?
    MY MAIN QUESTION IS WHAT DOES THE DOCTOR DO TO DETERMINED IF YOU DO HAVE AN INFECTION OR NOT ?? DOES HE/SHE LOOK IN YOUR VAGINA? OR DO THEY DO A PEE TEST?? IS THE QUESTION I WAS ASKED TODAY THAT I COULDNT ANSWER SINCE I NEVER HAD ONE! THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      depends on the type of infection they are looking for but the generally take swabs on the outside and then on the inside.

  45. QUESTION:
    What would happen if you used store bought vaginal infection medication and used it w/o having an infection?
    I think i have an infection but im not sure. I know you can buy the tests but they're really expensive and I can't afford it...
    the medication im talking about is the one that looks like an oval (pill form) and it comes with an inserter.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on what is causing the infection or how sever it is, so you should have a test done by a doctor to make sue what it is and talk to them about treatment. Some times store bought medication doesn't clear it up.
      If it's a yeast infection then, store bought kits like Monostat can clear it up. If the kit doesn't work then you should see a doctor, it could be some thing other then a yeast infection.

  46. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal infection cause my 2 month missed period?
    i havnt had my period since april, and im not pregnant.
    i had neg blood and urine test. but he sias i have sum kind of infection, is tht the cause of my missed period? culd it mean i cant have bbys?

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what that is. But i think ur doctor should at least tell u if that is whats causing it? good luck to u

  47. QUESTION:
    Is its a UTI or a vaginal infection?
    I've been going to the bathroom a lot lately. I just recently had a catheter test done to see if it was reflexing. Its not. I feel like im going to the bathroom every 15/30 mins and ive been tested for a UTI and they said it was normal. For a while tho I have been having discharge. Ive had a pap smear done a while ago but i dont think they got a good sample or the infection is all the way at the top of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds uncomfortable and something needs further evaluation. Either your GYN or your Primary Care Physician should be treating whatever is going on. Just a Pap smear will not discover the cause of infection. Both your urine and the discharge should be cultured to find the cause of infection. Something is irritating your bladder whether you are just having the urge to urinate, or you actually urinate. See a doctor soon. Drink plenty of clear liquids and avoid caffeine beverages.

  48. QUESTION:
    my doctor prescribed me medicine for an vaginal infection but i think im pregnant should i take them?
    my doctor said im not preg cuz my blood test was negative
    but i still feel pregnant, i did a pap smear and he said theres an infection and prescribned me sum medication but your not supposed to take them if pregnant, should i wait til i get my ultrasound monday or just take them now?

    • ANSWER:
      take the medication. If the blood test was negative, you're definitely NOT pregnant.

      Blood tests are the most sensitive pregnancy tests and they detect even the tiniest bit of pregnancy hormone. You're just not pregnant.

      Women miss their periods for many reasons. Ovarian cysts, infections, etc...

  49. QUESTION:
    UTI or vaginal infection?
    im 14, not sexually active, and a long history of UTI's when i was younger, i had a uretha dialation when i was younger (6-8 years of age) to get rid of the UTI's. it was succesful and i havent had a UTI since, until know. my symptoms: cloudy white liquid dripping from either my vagina or uretha daily (i can not tell which), ocassional pain and burning when i urinate, i did an at home UTI test and a yeast infection test. the yeast infection test was negative (that was a month ago), the UTI was postive for protien and negative for nitrate, im not sure if that means i have a UTI. i would like a proffesional opinion or someone with experience, thank you
    my question... Does this sound like a vaginal infection, or UTI???
    UTI= urinary tract infection

    • ANSWER:
      This is probably just a vaginal infection, but check with a doctor to make sure. If it was just a cloudy whit liquid, this is just vaginal discharge, but because you said there was pain and burning, it could be a sign of something worse.
      Also, I'm not totally sur what UTI's are...

  50. QUESTION:
    I think i have a vaginal infection (& IM SCARED!)?
    i know i need to go to the doctor to get it checked out and everything.
    but what so they do to test for vaginal infectoins??
    Do you have to like... pee in a cup :)
    or do they have to check you out down there :-/ ugh
    please help
    its not an std for sure.
    i either have an infection or nothings wrong and i just think there is?
    so would they swab or pee in cup?

    • ANSWER:
      They will need to take swabs from within your vagina...

      What will happen is first you will be asked to remove your bottom clothing (shoes, pants, panties) and given a gown to wrap around yourself, then asked to lay down on a bed. When laying down you shuffle your bottom to the end of the bed and put your legs up in stirups to seperate your legs so the doctor can see your vulva and into your vagina - they may raise the table up and use a small light to improve how well they can see your genitals. You will have someone else in the room with you, like a nurse, they normally stand to one side and are there just to make sure that nothing funny happens. Relax, it's not exactly comfortable but as long as you stay relaxed you won't feel any pain during the exam, remember you're doing this to care for your health, if it hurts you can always make them stop, and don't be scared to ask questions.

      They will use a speculum to go into your vagina, possibly using lube to make it easier, and then this gets opened up so they have a good view of inside your vagina. They will likely use cotton balls and cotton buds to take samples from the side of your vaginal wall, from around the cervix, and from your urethra - the swab from around your cervix may feel strange and uncomfortable, the swab from your urethra may sting a little, but again nothing should actually hurt you, tell them to stop if it does. They will look around your vulva and pay attention to any discharge they see inside your vagina too, so don't be freaked out if they mention your discharge, or if they move your labia as they examin your vulva - they are just checking everything looks like it should. You may have to pee in a cup if you have symptoms of a UTI, but otherwise they don't need you to pee in a cup - if it's a vaginal infection then urine has nothing to do with your vagina!

      Then that's it, they will remove the speculum, let you up to get dressed. If it is just a normal vaginal infeciton they will go away for about ten minutes to check the swabs under a microscope to look for specific baceria or large amounts of yeast, then they'll come back to tell you the results and give you any medicine you need.

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Vaginal Infection Symptoms

Written By: admin - Jun• 23•12

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    difference between yeast infection and scratched vaginal symptoms?
    i scratched ma vagina by accident while bathing.as i was going thru the internet i found out that yeast infection symptoms were similar to wat i was having..but as i went thru the images of yeast infection i dun think it looks like those images..help pls.

    • ANSWER:
      You could have an allergy if you aren't having a discharge with your itching. The allergy could be from soap, body wash, bleach, laundry soap. Take a bath and add some baking soda if the itch goes away, you don't have an infection.

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period

  2. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection symptoms after treatment ?
    I was given Vandazole gel for 5 days , on my second day my symptoms went away , and i wore a thong , and after that my symptoms just went right back to the ones of the infection. Why could this have happened?

    • ANSWER:
      gross..

  3. QUESTION:
    bacterial vaginal infection symptoms?
    Bacterial vaginal infection symptoms can be cured by what?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection symptoms but negative test. Help!?
    I have the itching, irritation, whitish discharge, and discomfort of a vaginal infection. But I went to the Ob/Gyn and the tests for a yeast or bacterial infection came back negative. I am not sexually active so it's not an STD. What is it?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal bacterial infection causes symptoms of a uti?
    my gynecologist did urinalysis, bacterial swab, and an std swab to see what was wrong with me (i had been experiencing itching around my vagina). along with these symptoms i have been experiencing symptoms of a UTI (which is why she did urinalysis). i did in fact have a bacterial infection but my urine test came out normal. I was wondering if maybe this bacterial infection might have caused my uti symptoms?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    VAGiNAL iNFECTiON?
    i THiNK MY FRiEND HAS A VAGiNAL iNFECTiON.HER SYMPTOMS ARE iTCHiNESS AND THiS WHiTE/YELL0W DiSCHARGE FR0M HER VAGiNA. iF SHE D0ES HAVE AN iNFECTiON H0W CAN SHE CLEAR iT UP?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginitis...she should go to a gynecologist and find out if it is a common bacterial or yeast infection, or possible std.
      http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/UVAHealth/adult_women/vagts.cfm

  7. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of vaginal yeast infection? And should it be burning when I use Canesten?
    My itching is mostly gone. I've used one vaginal tablet of Canesten. But I have little sores and a bump near the back i.e. near the anus.

    This is my first time getting this and I really need some advice on what to do. How do I deal with the pain? It feels like I've got cuts down there, so I'm not even going to the bathroom because it may burn down there.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Although I think the problem is 'most-likely' long and or short term allergic reactions to 'something' COMBINED WITH a weakened lymph liver kidney and immune systems - IF the following symptoms would ever occur - I think the worst it might possibly be is deadly bacterial meningitis.

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      “The MOST common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). SOMETIMES, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness.”
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      For further information on itch rash illnesses and for long term solutions TO THEM ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted:

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      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT ><+>[(-:]

  8. QUESTION:
    Opinions on vaginal infection symptoms?
    Hey there! I'm planning on making a trip to the doctor this week, but I'd like some opinions and ideas to go with. For almost a week I've been suffering from vaginal burning and itch with a side of odored yellowish discharge. I started taking Loestrin 24 FE in February and have dealt with vaginal dryness since which has made sex overall less enjoyable. A week ago was the last time I had sex and I felt the beginning of pain during this time. Since that day I've been having the aforementioned symptoms.

    I've read that the itching sounds like possible yeast and the burning and discharge sound like possible bacterial vaginosis (BV). I went to the doctor in October for a similar issue for which she prescribed Flagyl, although she never actually told me what the problem was now that I think about it. She had done a blood test and I tested positive for no STDs.

    Opinions and/or similar experiences?

    Also, is it normal to feel itchy after unprotected sex? If not, is it possible I may have an allergy?

    Thank you (:

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Michelle

      There are many different causes of bv, basically anything that affects the balance of bacteria in the vagina can cause it but it is well worth getting checked out to be sure. I suffered with bv for about two years and it was not a pleasant experience i did a lot of research about it because i wanted to get rid of it, I found this website http://cureforbv.com it had a lot of info about symptoms and treatments and recommend you give it a look.

      hope this helps.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have vaginal yeast infection without certain symptoms?
    Could you just have the white substance, discharge and odor but not the burning and itching? Also would something like vagisil get the job done of getting rid of the infection, which is mild.

    • ANSWER:
      yes! of course it is possible!!

      and if you have yeast infection - you must get rid of it as soon as it is possible!!!

      if you really want to get rid of yeast infection forever then you must follow these tips:

      1) Eat yogurt!!!! It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.

      2) Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.

      3) Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth.

      4) Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent.

      5) Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.

      6) Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.

      7) You must use herbal treatment. In that case Yeastrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of yeast infection comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that it wont reappear again!
      And of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly). For me it worked very fast + I dont get yeast infections anymore...

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Yeastrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.yeastrol.com/?aid=221781

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

  10. QUESTION:
    Does Monistat really work for Vaginal Infections? & please tell symptoms of vaginal infections?
    I'm 13. This is my first vaginal infection. It's either a yeast or bacterial infection.

    Please tell me the symptoms of both types of infections.
    Also, does Monistat work for relieving itch?
    Or do you have other suggestions?
    Thanks! I really need help!

    & i already talked to my mom about it, and i am not going to the doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      I used Monistat, my doctor told me too. It really works for relieving the itch, pretty fast. It's good and I think it's ok to use it if you have vaginal discharge more than usually and itchiness. Hope this helps.

  11. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection Symptoms.. what could this be? Please help list the possibilities.?
    I've had many yeast infections in the past 5 months or so, I've also had a bladder infection and bacterial vaginosis once. The infection(s) keep coming back even after I've been treated with pills, and monostat. What do I do now? I don't really want to go back to the same doctor for the 4th time for the same reasons all over again. But I keep wondering why I keep getting infections? I recently just started a new birth control pill because that last one didn't work with my system and made me have two periods that month. So basically, as of right now, it's really irritated and itchy, and i noticed white, and yellow discharge. What does all this mean and what could it be this time?
    I've only had sex once and have been getting the infections long before.

    • ANSWER:
      Some people are just more susceptible. Maybe your immune system is a little bit weak from diet or something. Some medications for UTI's (bladder infections, right?) and yeast infections cause each other, so it makes a cycle. It's hard to not get one after the other, actually. To prevent yeast infections, you have to be careful to eat some plain yogurt (the sugar is bad for yeast), wash yourself with mild soap, not douche, and let it be as much as possible.

      Also, you should be glad to go to the same doctor, because then they should realize that they need to help you more! And if they can't, maybe you should see a different doctor.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of vaginal yeast infection?
    I want to know the vaginal yeast infection symptoms, so I can check if I have got the vaginal yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      A yeast infection causes itching or soreness in the vagina and sometimes causes pain or burning when you urinate or have sex. Some women also have a thick, clumpy, white discharge that has no odor and looks a little like cottage cheese.
      These symptoms are more likely to occur during the week before your menstrual period.
      But dont worry.
      Vaginal yeast infection is not very serious, but is usually uncomfortable.

      You can use Vaginitis Powder.
      Vaginitis Powder belongs to traditional Chinese medicine formula. It has no side effect which is worth of your trust.
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      Yeast infections are common during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, don't use medicine for a yeast infection without talking to your doctor first.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of treatment from yeast vaginal infection?
    i ve been treated with clotrimazole as vaginal tab and diflucan orally,....burning improved but there is still white discharge in a liquid-powder from, is that normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Check out www.thehealthsuccesssite.com/vaginitis.html

      It has symptoms and both medical and alternate suggestions.
      You can sort this out. It is very common and very difficult to deal with unless you have good information so start there and if that does not answer your questions then keep looking. You'll find your answers.

  15. QUESTION:
    vaginal infection ????????
    what are symptoms of a vaginal infection NOT an std/sti? or is there no such thing ? and if there is , can they be cured ? what kinds of infections are there ?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one that is not an STD. But, it can also occur in conjunction with a STD. You can go to WebMd.com and type in vaginal infections and read up on these conditions.

  16. QUESTION:
    What symptoms do you have for vaginal yeast infection?
    My itching is mostly gone. I've used one vaginal tablet of Canesten. But I have little sores and a bump near the back i.e. near the anus.

    This is my first time getting this and I really need some advice on what to do. How do I deal with the pain? It feels like I've got cuts down there, so I'm not even going to the bathroom because it may burn down there.

    • ANSWER:
      I currently have one. My symptoms were burning when urinating(that's gone now), mild-sever itching(still have itching), excessive vaginal white/yellowish discharge. First, I tried Miconazole cream but i was allergic to it. It gave me more severe itching and swelling down there. I stopped using it, then my doctor prescribed me 3 days of diflucan. I don't think this really helped as i'm even more swollen and still have a little itching. Go to www.earthclinic.com, click on ailments and then yeast infection. There are some natural remedies that can help. I"m also trying them because I need to get back to normal again. I feel so helpless. I'm scared to try anything else that requires inserting into my vagina just because it might irritate it even more.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can somebody who contracted a vaginal yeast infection talk me through their symptoms and how they realised?
    I'm having abdominal pain. Aches in my legs. Gloopy chunky discharge. Itchiness. And when I sat infront of a mirror and looked inside ut looks like a White sponge. Like the opening if my vagina, inside the small hole is all White and gunky. I'm scared. What could this be. Surely an sti can't be this apparent?...

    • ANSWER:
      I realised as my vagina was really itchy, i didn't have much discharge but i did notice a bit of white stuff. it really sounds like you have a yeast infection. You should go and buy either moistat or canistan 3 or 6 day treatments to make sure you kill the infection, don't get an oral or one day treatment. You need the cream that you insert into your vagina to get the infection at the source

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms/ signs of a vaginal yeast infection? ?
    Itching?
    Discomfort?

    What does one have to do in order to get one? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal yeast discharge - white fresh "cottage cheese" like +itching.
      Discover treatment below

  19. QUESTION:
    1.what are the symptoms for vaginal infection 2.what are the pregnancy symptoms,how soon do they occur?

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?
    ..

    • ANSWER:
      vaginal itching+cottage cheese vaginal discharge - discover more below

  21. QUESTION:
    symptoms of a vaginal infection after giving birth?
    this is like a boogier discharge that sticks to the toliet paper

    • ANSWER:
      A postpartum infection can occur after a woman has given birth. According to "What To Expect," it is suspected that as many as 8 percent of women may suffer from an infection after giving birth. There are several signs and symptoms to look out for.

      Abnormal Discharge
      Abnormal discharge can be a sign of an infection after giving birth. Abnormal discharge will have a foul smell to it.

      Fever
      A symptom of an infection after giving birth is a fever. Medical treatment should be sought if the fever lasts for more than four hours and is over 100.5 degrees F.

      Pain
      A sign of an infection after giving birth is severe pain. This pain generally occurs in the abdominal area. The woman may be doubled over from the pain.

      Tenderness
      If a woman receives stitches due to a tear in the vaginal area or a c-section, extreme tenderness can be a sign of an infection after giving birth.

      Warning
      Infections can be deadly after a woman has given birth. If an infections is suspected, medical care should be sought immediately,,

  22. QUESTION:
    what type of symptoms does a vaginal infection have?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many types. You can get some that are not STD's.

      But Chlamydia and Gonnohrea have like burning when you pee, itching, fishy smell, and greenish (though it's not really green)

      BV (bacterial Vaginosis) which is not an STD is when your bacteria goes out of wack and i've had that, but it also has different colored drainage like STD's

      Yeast Infection is itchy and I believe cottage cheese looking

      UTI (urinary tract infection) feel like you need to pee but don't much some drainage, sometimes nausea. it is not an STD, it's from not peeing after sex and other things

      PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) i believe is from an STD and it's when you have it for awhile and your stomach hurts

      There are a lot of different things. Just ask your gynecologist, they are professional and used to all of these things. It's more common than you think

  23. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection can make my period late?
    I think I have some kind of vaginal infection. I have been feeling itchy down there for about four days. I started using Vagisil anti-itch lotion and gave myselfs some douches. Now also my period is about a week late. I had sex a week ago and I think my period is getting late because of two things: or I am pregnant or my vaginal infection has something to do. But I wanted to know if a vaginal infection could make my period late. And how long should I wait until I go to a doctor. And if you could write down a couple of symptoms of vaginal infection because if so it would be the first time I get one and I am feeling lost here. I appreciate any information given.

    • ANSWER:
      first of all douching is only going to make things worse. do you have any discharge? don't wait, just go to the dr asap. its probably just a yeast infection, but let the dr check you out.

  24. QUESTION:
    symptoms of vaginal infection?

    -what would my friend say to the doctor?

    -how does vaginal infection starts without sex etc.
    Thanks both so much for your help, my friends really assure now but she was jsut wondering

    - isit curable? if not, can it maybe damge the body etc.

    - also, isit safe to have sex with the infection, or be best not to incase the boy could catch it if thats possible?

    no problem if these questions are to much though:) thanks anyway! x

    • ANSWER:
      There are many symptoms of vaginal infection and you don't need to be sexually active to get an infection. Infections often occur because of an imbalance of vaginal flora (bacteria) and is easily treated. Foul smelling discharge, that is frothy, yellow, green, or has a cottage cheese consistency are big indicators of bacterial vaginosis and candidias (yeast) infection. Other symptoms are burning during urination, itching, redness, soreness.

      As for what to say to the doc, well, your friend just has to say that she thinks she has an infection and the doctor will do a pelvic exam and may take a few swabs. He will then write a prescription for an antibiotic or an antifungal, depending on what the infection is.

      It's not a big deal, and it's very common. Tell your friend not to sweat it.

      Yes, vaginal infections are curable. Most need antibiotics or antifungals and are easily treated. However, many women suffer from recurrent infections.

      Yes, there can be complications of candidias and bacterial vaginosis. A candidias infection can cause (very rarely) a fatal complication. This occurs when the yeast is spread through the body via the bloodstream. It is fatal to about 75% of people who have the complication.

      Bacterial vaginosis can increase the risk of STI's and HIV infection. It can also cause pelvic inflammatory disease after a procedure such as a hysterectomy, or an abortion.

      Sex should be avoided when you are experiencing an infection as it can be quite painful.

      So there you have it!

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there any other diseases that involve the same symptoms as vaginal infections? What are they if there are?
    Got a pH of 6.0 on a vagisil kit and it indicates that it might be bacterioal vaginosis. I'm NOT sexually active. What else could it possibly be? I have a strong unpleasant odor, itching, and yellow discharge. My vaginal area is also sore.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    how do you know if you have a vaginal infection? what are some symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      symptoms vary for each std, but some of the most common are , discharge, ordor, itching, and in some cases, wart-like lesions. Some times open sores that weep. Pain with intercourse, and rashes are also among some signs. They have otc testing now for std's. Go check it out to at least get an idea. I am not sure which std's it tests for, as I just heard it on the t.v. recently.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of vaginal bacterial infections?
    I used to have a lot of discharge with no smell whatsoever. In the last year my discharge has stopped and I have an odor on my underwear...is this normal? Is this the sign of a bacterial infection bc I heard any change in the amount of discharge means you have one. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Signs of Bacterical Vaginosis is white/gray discharge with a "fish" like odor. If you have Bacterial Vaginosis, it doesn't mean you will have all the symptoms, some women who have this will not even notice any symptoms at all. But as long as you have any odor, you need to get checked, because it's not supposed to have an unpleasant odor.

      Good Luck! :)

  28. QUESTION:
    Symptoms and smell of yeast infection but home vaginal infection test said bacteria infection. Is that normal?
    I started to get symptoms of a yeast infection about a month ago. I had my first one a few months ago, so I recognized the symptoms and the odor. This time I didn't have much discharge, but I did have an overwhelming smell of baking bread. I treated with Monistat and it went away for about a day or so. I treated again with Monistat and again got relief for about a day. Every once and a while there is no odor or discharge at all, but for the most part I definitely wake up itchy and this bread smell is strong. I got relief and discharge from the odor when I seriously cut down on my bread intake. Yesterday and today however it was painful to the touch, showering was uncomfortable and it burned. I see not sores or anything. It did feel a little swollen.

    So with that and since this has been ongoing for a few weeks I figured I should head to the doctor with the knowledge it takes a while to get an appointment. (I love this doctor, apparently so does everyone else!) I decided to take a at home vaginal infection test to see if this could be anything other than a yeast infection. I have had unprotected sex recently.

    The test suggested I had a bacteria infection. I have had trichomoniasis before and these symptoms are similar, but seem much more like the yeast infection. In fact the only thing that seems like trich is the itch and burn in the morning and the pain I had today.

    So could I have a bacteria infection with this overwhelming yeasty smell?

    I am waiting on my doctor to call me to discuss this over the phone since I can't get in for a appointment as soon as I would like.

    I'm just curious what others may think.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah.. i had the same thing.
      its a bacterial infection.
      you can get it from many different things, its common.
      Go to the doctor and get Metronidazole.
      Its a pill that will get rid of it in seven days, and you take it twice daily.

  29. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itch without the yeast infection and vaginitis symptoms... probably from shaving?
    Hi! So yeah this is definitely a personal problem of mine and I've been having so many sleepless nights because of this... My vagina (along with the outer layer) is itching so badly and I'm just not getting any of the yeast infection symptoms such as the yellow discharge and weird smell...

    However, about a month ago, I tried shaving my genital area for the first time with just a razor and I sort of tried to shave everything even inside (the vaginal area)... So the hair just started growing... My clitoris is even itchy and I can't help scratching the genital area all the time for relief... Could it be because of the shaving? What should I do to get rid of the itch? Please help I'm dying! This problem really bothers me! :( I promise the 10 points for the best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      While wishing you a fastest recovery, I intensely feel that in case the symptoms persist / aggravate it would be quite rational to consult an O&G Specialist / General Physician.

      I am sure you will be landed in a land of confusion and troubles if you only depend upon the analysis of your symptoms and any medical advice you get in this platform, as it the prerogative of medical professionals.

      Keep Smiling & Good Luck...!!!

  30. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of a vaginal bacterial infection? and how soon does it clear up?
    can someone please help me please?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection?
    Hello, I am a seventeen (almost eighteen) year old girl and I’m not sure whether or not I have a vaginal infection. I’ve had one in the past I believe but…it wasn’t exactly like this. Anyways, I’ll just write down my symptoms and if anyone can give me advice it will be much appreciated.

    I have a thick-ish white discharge (definitely more then usually) I do not know if it smells strange or anything because I have a cold therefore I can’t smell anything. I believe that the skin on the outside of my vagina is pinkish/red. Now why I find it different from a yeast infection is because it’s not really itchy and my boy friend and I were about to have sex (just last week because then I didn’t really possess any of the symptoms from above) but when he tried to penetrate I suddenly felt pain and discomfort therefore we didn’t (it wasn’t my first time having sex).

    Anyways, if anyone can give me their thoughts or adive it will be appreciated.

    Thanks a lot
    -Stranger

    • ANSWER:
      Use OTC medication such as,Benadryl or Cortaid.,you can also dab an over-the counter hydrocortisone cream around the valva and vaginal opening to lessen the itch.Just be sure you don't use these creams before seeing a doctor becouse they may cover up an infection and prevent a proper dignosis.
      WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR.2007.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do i know what kind of vaginal infection i have without going to the doctor?
    I have a odorless discharge sometimes...i have itching that comes and leaves for days...my muscles feeel contracted like they dont relax!..and sexual intercourse hurts. Also when i pee i feel like i still need to pee after but it doesnt come out. Any one know from what infection these symptoms can come from?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't. You find out by going to the doctor.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can an untreated vaginal yeast infection lead to a systemic yeast infection?
    I'm getting scared..I left a yeast infection untreated for a long time and only getting it sorted out now...I have a couple of other symptoms of systemic infection too but only about three or four and some of them, like fatigue and muscle aches might just be something different as I don't get them often.
    Please help, I'm scared! Going to the doctor next week but I just want to know if it's possible if an untreated vaginal infection leads to a systemic infection?!

    • ANSWER:
      Systematic yeast is caused by severe immune disorders like HIV. It isn't caused by leaving a yeast infection untreated. I'm pretty sure your fine, if your still concerned, have your doctor test you for systematic yeast.

  34. QUESTION:
    What type of vaginal infection do I have (symptoms listed) and what is a good antibiotic I could take for it?
    I want to try to handle this without seeing a doctor. I just want to tell my mom (no matter how much guts it will take for a chicken like me), go to the pharmacy, and buy some antibiotics. First I need to confirm what type of infection I have - I'm very positive I have one. Here's a list of my symptoms.

    - Yellow (constant) discharge
    - Nasty fishy smell
    - Occasional itches and burning

    What type of infection do I have and what are some antibiotics I could take to cure it? Thanks so much!
    I do not, I repeat, DO NOT, want to see a doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like BV. See your Doctor and he will take a swab and provide treatment accordingly. Metronidazole is the first line antibiotic treatment for BV, it's a prescription only medication, you have to see a Doctor.

  35. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of vaginal infections?
    I'm not sure whether I have a vaginal infection or not...most of the websites I've read list painful urination and chunky discharge as symptoms and I have neither...although I do have some inflammation and red dry skin around the area...what could this be?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    IMight have a vaginal infection, But weird symptoms. Help please!?!?
    First of all I'm only 17 and I have regular sexual intercourse. We both are eachothers firsts so there is no chance of an STD. I make sure to b clean down ther daily. Ok so I have this yellowish-greenish discharge Daily now. Its a gross scent too. But not fishy in any way. The only time iy gets a fishy odor is when I wash wih soap. I have NO burnin or itching. The scent I have is difficult to explain. So I've had this scent for months that I can remember, probably evn 6 months. Bt it was light so I figured it was my natural odor. It only inside the vagina too. I can only smell it if I stick my finger in ther or if I smell the discharge. Lately tho I hav this discharge evrry day. I'm scared to tell my mom tho because we are not close and she will think I'm having sex.
    So if u can please help I would really appreciate it. I am not lookin for internet answer cus trust me I've looked. So if you have had a personal experience please help. Thank-you :)

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like bacterial vaginosis which can be contracted through things other than sexual intercourse. I've had it before. You need to go to the doctor to get this treated.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of an infection in your vaginal area?
    help thanks:)

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of a yeast infection? Are they similar to symptoms of herpes?
    Well, I'll be open about it, I have some type of vaginal infection. But idk what it is. I asked a friend, and she said it could be herpes, another one said it could be a yeast infection. So what are the symptoms of both, and are they similar?

    • ANSWER:
      With a yeast infection, you will usually feel a bit itchy and a bit inflamed, and you might produce more discharge than usual. Herpes will make the area feel rather dry, pained, and harboring blisters or boils.

  39. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of a vaginal infection? Unsure?
    I lost my virginity about 4 days ago and i've been noticing a weird discharge in my underwear. I don't remember if I had it before I had sex but I may have. It doesn't really smell too bad but the color isn't white. It's gray-ish or yellowish. Sometimes I have TINY, minute pains where I normally would have cramps. However they are so small it isn't as bad as cramps. I was unsure what this is. I'm going to wait a week or so to see if it goes away but if not what could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      YOU HAVE TEH AIDS.

      no....

      YOU HAVE TEH VAGINITIS.

  40. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection?
    what are some symptoms that you have an infection?
    how do you get them?
    how do you prevent them from coming back?

    • ANSWER:
      you can get them just by being a girl. its possible to have them whether or not you are a virgin, just more likely if you arent. symptoms include itching, pain during penetration/sex, odor, or offcolored or "cottage cheese" secretion. you can use many things like over the counter creams to get rid of it depending on what the infection is. (MOST women get them before the die it does NOT mean your unclean) but prevention includes cleanliness.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I tell my mom I think I have a vaginal infection?
    I just got back home from watching the puberty video and I'm scared because I have the symptoms of infection and I don't know how to tell my mom. Plz help!

    • ANSWER:
      just come right out and say it, it's the only way. i have done it before and it turned out that i was just ovulating.
      -good luck and be brave

  42. QUESTION:
    how do i know what kind of vaginal infection i have without going to the doctor?
    I have a odorless discharge sometimes...i have itching that comes and leaves for days...my muscles feeel contracted like they dont relax!..and sexual intercourse hurts. Also when i pee i feel like i still need to pee after but it doesnt come out. Any one know from what infection these symptoms can come from?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    I have a vaginal yeast infection and now I have small circular bumps on my tongue, is this thrush?
    I have a vaginal yeast infection and I have a medical prescription for it, but I recently noticed around six small circular bumps on my tongue, is this thrush or regualar symptoms that accompany a vaginal yeast infection.
    There is a white coating on my tongue, but the bumps are the color of my tongue, pink.

    • ANSWER:
      You have infected your boyfriend, had oral sex, and he has now given you oral yeast infection. He also needs to be treated or you will keep re-infecting one another.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there an STD that has the same or similar symptoms as a vaginal yeast infection?
    about two months ago i slept with my boyfriend for the first time. A couple weeks later i got what seemed like a yeast infection, i never had one before but i treated it and it seemed to get better so i didnt worry about it. Well about four days ago i got one again. I'm worried now because i found out that my boyfriend has had several parnters in the past and i think it could be an STD instead. i don't know if i should see a doctor or if i'm just being paranoid. Does anyone know if there is an STD with similar symptoms as a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      next time, skip the trip to the free clinic; have him wrap it up with a freakin rubber.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can you get a vaginal infection before your menstrual cycle?
    Can you get a vaginal infection before your period? If so, what are the symptoms. It's been itching and sometimes I get a burning or tingling sensation. I read something that said one sign is vaginal discharge, but I have that because my period is on the way. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like you have a vaginal yeast infection. No need to be worried, just go down to wal-mart or w/e store and pick up a one dose vaginal insert for yeast infections, put it in before you go to bed and it should clear things up for you.
      Best of luck, oh and don't worry the vaginal inserts for yeast infections don't hurt.

  46. QUESTION:
    I have vaginal odor, but have no sings or symptoms of any STD or an infection. What could it be?
    I can't really describe it, but it is an offensive odor. I never had it before.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes you can get only a few symptoms of some vaginal infections and the others show up later on or maybe not at all. It would be a good idea to get this checked out by a doctor. It could just be an imbalance of the natural bacteria and things but your doctor should be able to tell you for sure.

  47. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for yeast infection symptoms to completely stop after taking Monistat 1 dose??
    I took the prefilled Monistat 1 ovule 4 days ago and I swear within a couple of hours the painfully intense burining/itching of the inside stopped almost completely!! When I woke up the next morning, I couldn't even tell I had a yeast infection. Well, I am still having very very slight external vaginal itching but not alot. I'm also having slight odorless discharge. I am pretty certain it was a yeast infection I had b/c after taking the Monistat, my symptoms almost completely went away but why am I still iching even slightly after 4 days when it's supposed to be a 1 day treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, Monistat gets rid of the yeast infection for now but you will have to deal with what caused it in the first place or it will come back. Take out all of the sugar from your diet and anything with yeast in it. I don't know if you know of a condition known as Candida but that is what you probably have. Oh and try and eat lots of plain yogurt - yeah I know it's yuck!

  48. QUESTION:
    can tissue paper cause a vaginal infection? If so, please explain symptoms.?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think so... not unless it was dirty or you shoved it up there and kept it there for a couple months.

  49. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of Vaginal Infections??
    I would like to know wht are the symptoms of vaginal infections??? like yeast infection, infection in the vaginal track etc??? there is a thick white fluid flowing out of my vagina....does it hv anythn to do wid the infection??? plss help

    • ANSWER:
      When a woman has her period, the vagina self cleans...this means more discharge. You should be concerned if the discharge is anything other than white/clear/thin discharge. If there is any kind of odor or color...or if you have itching or swelling, get to your Dr.

  50. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of infection but tests come back negative....?
    I have been having symptoms of vaginal odor and discharge so I went to the gyno. Had tests ran for both vaginal infections and stds. Everything came back negative. My pH is normal and no bacteria/yeast/etc was detected. I don't know what to do....it's embarrassing. I also have some post-coital bleeding and soreness. Does anyone have any idea what it could be or what test they may have forgotten to give me??

    • ANSWER:
      It just could be your hormones adjusting or what kinds of foods you have been eating.


Vaginal Infection During Pregnancy

Written By: admin - Jun• 22•12

Yeast infections are also known as Candida, Candidiasis is an infection caused by a group of microscopic fungi or yeast and there are more than 20 species of Candida, including yeast vaginal infection.

There are many things that you can do to cure yeast infection :

  • Eat yogurt. It contains helpful bacteria (live cultures, including acidophilus and bifidus) that destroy yeast. It also works when applied topically. Insert some into the vagina using a finger or plastic tampon applicator. Use only plain yogurt with active cultures.
  • Take lactobacillus/acidophilus supplements. Use according to the directions on the bottle.
  • Douche with a solution of 1 to 3 tbsp. vinegar in a quart of water. Repeat once a day while having symptoms, but no longer than a week.
  • Decrease or eliminate sugar and sugary foods. Sugar promotes yeast growth. It can make yeast infection unstopable.
  • Use a garlic clove as a suppository. Garlic contains a natural anti-fungal agent. Peel a fresh clove, wrap it in gauze and insert it into the vagina.
  • Try gentian violet. It's a traditional remedy for yeast and other infections, and can be found in pharmacies. Swab the area with it once or twice a day. Make sure to use a thick pad - it stains everything.
  • Use an herbal douche. Combine equal amounts of sage, raspberry and comfrey with 1/4 part goldenseal. This can be combined with cider vinegar.
  • Use an over-the-counter yeast infection remedy. Apply as directed.

To Cure yeast infection forever by means of a Simple Effective Permanent Natural Cure, you can use natural holistic treatment methods. You will Discover how to get rid of even Severe Yeast Infection forever and stay away from those embarrassing itches and burns by treating the Root cause of the infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection during 8 weeks pregnancy, can you please confirm any medicine to prevent this?
    my wife has vaginal infection during 8 weeks pregnancy, can you please confirm any medicine to prevent this? can you please confirm? this is advisable to have antibiotics during pregnancy this will effect baby's health.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, when you say that she has a vaginal infection, what infection does she have? Has this been diagnosed by a physician or are you assuming that is what it is?

      If she has been diagnosed by a doctor, that doctor will issue her with the medication she needs to treat it. As long as the doctor was aware that she is pregnant, he or she will issue medication safe for use during pregnancy.

      There are lots of different vaginal infections and bacteria, and it is not advisable to just try products for different infections, just in case that will help. This is especially not advisable during pregnancy, and is especially dangerous in the first trimester..

      You should not use any over the counter medication that has not been verified as safe for pregnant women without consulting your doctor first. I would suggest your wife get a professional medical opinion, as the infection may be a symptom of something greater, and she can then be given medication that is both effective and safe.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to treat a vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy?
    I am on the 10th week of pregnancy and I have a vaginal yeast infection. My doctor has prescribed me metronidazole and miconazole nitrate. I read about the metronidazole and found out that it PROBABLY can be harmfull (birth defects). So, now I would like to know how harmfull can be the yeast infection if I do not treat it during the pregnancy. Or may be the is a way to treat it with something save?

    • ANSWER:
      When doctors decide on what medicine to give you, they weight the pro's and con's of the medicine. Also when you say that is can be harmful this means that they did a test and most likely 1 out of 400,000 babies had something wrong when they were born, even if it had nothing to do with the medicine they still have to put that caution on there. If you don't treat it your going to be in pain and i don't recommend doing that. Talk to your doctor but again he knows your pregnant and if he thought it would hurt the baby he wouldn't give it to you in the first place. Good Luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection during pregnancy?
    Has anyone had a vaginal infection during pregnancy? Ever since I went on the pill I've had yeast infections, but now that I'm pregnant, what comes out is yellow and in small globs. I don't know if this is yeast or bacterial vaginosis or anything else. I've tried hydrogen peroxide but it will only go away for about 2 days then come back. I'm going to try some other at home remedies but I'm skeptical, and I DON'T want to take over the counter meds or antibiotics. Has anyone delivered a baby who had a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

    • ANSWER:
      I personally did not have my son while experiencing a yeast infection. But, if you have a yeast infection of any sort and give birth to your baby you can pass that infection on to your child who can get thrush and make it terrribly difficult to breast feed. and could possibly pass it on to your breast. and once you get a yeast infection inside your breast you have to take medications to prevent further infection. I suggest telling your doctor your concern and possibly he can have a home remedy that suits you and him.

  4. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection During Pregnancy?
    Sorry, I know this question is going to be a little bit of TMI but I think I may have an infection, and was wondering if anyone knows how this is treated during pregnancy? I'm 10 weeks pregnant and I THINK I might have a yeast infection. Sex has been painful and itchy, especially after wards! Its the worst during and after sex but other times it bothers me too. I also have some white discharge (but I heard this can be related to pregnancy as well) My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years and have only been with each other since then and have both always been really careful with other partners we've had, so I dont think it could be an STD but I'm freaking out! My mom said guys can pick up STD's anywhere just by touching stuff in the bathroom or what not & then scratching themselves (WHICH my boyfriend does on a regular basis) I'm a little freaked! Regardless what it is - is it going to be harmful to my baby? I'm going to bring it up to my doctor of course but I'm just wondering if anyone else had any symptoms like this during pregnancy and how they were treated? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      because you are a little hormonally off-kilter, you are more ripe for infections. highly unlikely it is an std. and even if it is, it will be ok. infections during pregnancy are totally normal!!

      there are safe antibiotics you can take during pregnancy. if it is just a yeast infection, your dr. will tell you to do the creams and not the pill.

      go to your dr. and get checked out.

      you'll be fine!

  5. QUESTION:
    Recurrent yeast/vaginal infections during pregnancy?
    Practially every time I go to the obgyn they say I have a bacterial infecton and a yeast infection. I take the medication they give me, but it never seems to go away. Has anyone had this issue before during pregnancy?? I'm seven months pregnant and the baby seems to be doing fine. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, sometimes that just happens. Most likely you'll go back to normal after the baby comes. The yeast infections are unpleasant for you but cannot cause problems for the baby. The bacterial infections could potentially cause problems, such as premature birth. So just be sure to keep taking your medicine. And hopefully, you'll recover after the baby comes!

  6. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itching during pregnancy? The start of a yeast infection?
    I noticed that i'm having some vaginal itching. I've had yeast infections in the past but never really during pregnancy. Should I wait and see if it goes away or try to make an appointment? I see my doctor this month but its not until the 24th and the 26th. What would they be able to do for me? I've heard that the medicines prescribed to treat this problem isn't safe during pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      I always have this when i am pregnant. It is usually not quite an infection but just some yeast is what my doctors always tell me. I would ask them but I used monistat 7 only I only used it externally and didn't use a lot. Thats what I was told to do but I would ask for sure since I know they aren't really recommended for pregnant women.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are vaginal infections dangerous during pregnancy?
    I just found out I'm pregnant last night and I think I have a vaginal infection. I was just wondering if the infection could reach the baby and cause any kind of harm? I can't be more than 6 or 7 weeks by the way and won't be able to get into the doctors until next week sometime.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can get to a doctor by next week you should be fine. Sometimes bacteria can infect the amnionic fluid, however if you get it taken care of next week you are not far enough along for it to really affect anything. Good luck to you!

  8. QUESTION:
    What happens if a vaginal infection(discharge) is left untreated during pregnancy?
    I have yellow-green discharge w/o unpleasant odor, no sting, no itchiness. I am 6 months pregnant, I am hesitant to use antibiotic thinking it might affect the baby in some way.
    Does having a vaginal discharge/infection a threat to the baby? I had this even before I got pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      yes. a vaginal infection can pose a serious risk tot he baby. It is not that hard for a vaginal infection to spread to the uterus, which can result in fetal distress and premature labor. Go to the dr, its safe to take antibiotics while pregnant. You want to clear this up fast.

  9. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infections during Pregnancy??
    I am worried about having a Infection like yeast or a BV infection during PG. I have had one BV infection in my life, and now I am scared I will get one have one during my Pregnancys. I am 21 weeks now and I am scared it will hurt my baby or cause me to have it premature. Has anyone every had a BV infection and the baby was ok?

    • ANSWER:
      I had BV numerous times during my pregnancy. It wasn't until the very last one were we concerned bc it weakened my amniotic sack- it was a very, very bad infection. My son was born at the right time as a healthy 8lb 1oz little boy. BV is actually quite common. They will either give you a vaginal insertion gel or a cpl of pills. I found the gel worked quicker so if you have the option take the gel!!! Good Luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Causes vaginal infections during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Hi, i just want to have some information regarding vaginal infections during pregnancy?
    I am 8 weeks pregnant.Just today, i noticed very light green(infact whitish green) rubber like tiny discharge at my undies. Since pregnancy test has been positive, i have normally white creamy (some times thick) discharge but sometimes its light yellow(infact whitish yellow).I niether had nor have any irritation, swelling,burning down there .Also there is no problem while passing urine except that i have frequent urge for passing urine. (please note that the discharge is always odourless)
    Can you people tell me that whats this whitish green/whitish yellow rubber like discharge indicates?
    ** i had a history of misse abortion(only one) so thats why i am very worried.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If you haven't seen a doctor yet, I suggest you do so. Yeast infections and UTI's present differently in pregnant women than in women who aren't pregnant.

  12. QUESTION:
    Could this be a Vaginal/Anal infections during pregnancy?
    I'm 18 weeks pregnant and i think i have an vaginal/anal infection that just occurred after my pap smear three days ago i was tested for many things and my test came back fine. first off my vagina has very small bumps around the opening there not painful or itchy. My anal has open small white/yellowish lesion thats small its quite bumpy it doesnt hurt or itch. what could this be? My test came back negative for everything. I'm really worried and would like to find out what this could be.

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone else had constant vaginal/yeast infections during pregnancy?
    If so what could you do for them? Is there anything besides monistat that works? I have been using monistat 7 but they come right back. I have been to the dr for this several times. She prescribes me something and a few weeks later, back again. I haven't been able to have sex with my hubby because I'm afraid of getting another one. I stopped baths also. What else can I do? Will this hurt my baby? I'm not having a vaginal delivery. It will be a scheduled c-section.
    I am having a scheduled c-section because I was in labor with my first child for 24 hours & was only 4 1/2 cm dilated. Her head started to swell because she would not fit through my pelvis. My pelvis is just shaped in a way that my babies can not fit through. So I have now had two c-sections & this will be my 3rd but this is the first time of all 3 of my pregnancies that I had a problem with yeast infections?

    • ANSWER:
      Try eating more yogurt and maybe adding some "probiotics". It can definitely effect your pregnancy, can cause preterm labor and premature birth. Definitely abstain from having sex (including oral), taking baths and be careful to use a mild body cleanser, not something really perfumed. Also, cotton panties should help too.

      Why are you having a scheduled C-section?

      Edit: Aww, you poor thing, your first labor sounds very trying. I would try the things I've recommended, definitely eat a yogurt every day. The active cultures help your body deal with and prevent yeast infections from cropping up. Good luck.

      Edit #2: The pill form of treatment for yeast infections, Diflucan, is not recommended for usage in pregnant women. Also, yeast infections CAN be a RISK, they can cause preterm labor and premature birth (contrary to what another poster just stated).

  14. QUESTION:
    I'm Pregnant....Is infection the cause of my vaginal discharge?
    I am in my first trimester of pregnancy, but i do experience vaginal discharge and itching. What could be the cause of it? Could it be as a result of infection? Is it normal to have a vaginal discharge during pregnancy? Is it possible to contact infection during pregnancy? What should i do? Any medication or cream for the itching? Pls i need advice before i visit the doc.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Infection during pregnancy, is it bad?
    In early October I went to the doctors and they told me I had a vaginal infection, there was a white discharge, no smell, and gave me some medication for it. On October 31 I found out I was pregnant and just last week I noticed a white discharge. Could the infection be back? and is it bad for the pregnancy in early stages.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of women get yeast infections in the beginning of a pregnancy. Especially if it's your first pregnancy. It's totally normal and that's what kind of infection it sounds like you have. Usually an infection won't harm the baby if you get it treated (unless you give birth with an infection). Your best bet would be to talk to your gynecologist about it and get treated. Congrats in the good news. (The baby, not the infection.)

  16. QUESTION:
    Do you get vaginal Discharge during Early pregnancy?
    I am TTC. I ovulated on the 2nd of December.
    I have noticed that I have vaginal Discharge white creamy. I know this is not A YEAST INFECTION and not of A starting of one ok.
    No itching no redness NA DA
    So I have heard that you can get Vaginal discharge during pregnancy. And I did have this when I had all 3 of my children.

    Is this true please explain? I read that this happens to protect something?

    • ANSWER:
      I have read that in early pregnancy your cm is creamy or like milky. Hopefully it's a good sign.

  17. QUESTION:
    when does Vaginal yeast infection happend? in the begining of pregnancy or during?
    is it a symptom of pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      it can happen any time, it is not a symptom of pregnancy. keep in mind both you and your partner need to be treated to keep from passing it back and forth.

  18. QUESTION:
    Vaginal yeast infection and painful sex?
    Vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy leads to painful sex for women. Any comments?

    • ANSWER:
      try plain yogert. There is a emizim in the yogert that fights yeast infection. eat it and injct right to the sorce of the infection. Nad it is safe for mommy and baby to be.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the most effective home remedies for yeast infection?
    vaginal yeast infection? during pregnancy? are yogurt and bath with vinegar safe during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink a bunch of cranberry juice and eat yogurt.

  20. QUESTION:
    is it normal for me to have vaginal itching during pregnancy?
    i am 24 weeks pregnant and i noticed my vagina has started to itch..i know there is no chance of a STD because i have not had sex with anyone else since becoming pregnant, just my husband. i used a mirror to look and i didn't notice any irregular discharge so i ruled out a yeast infection..is this a normal pregnancy thing..my next move is to call my doctor, i was just wondering if any other pregnant women has noticed the same thing

    • ANSWER:
      It's prolly just hormonal discharge. I had the same thing and that's what it was. If you notice anything like cottage cheese or it gets worse talk to your doctor.

  21. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection and vaginal suppositories?
    Just curious if anyone was ever prescribed a vaginal suppository for a yeast infection during pregnancy. My Obgyn prescribed Terconazole Vaginal suppositories, 80 mg. He said it was very safe during pregnancy but I really would rather not take any medication if possible during pregnancy. The yeast infection is not causing any discomfort but I'm afraid it will eventually if i don't take the medication. Any thoughts or simialr experiences on this matter would be very appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a look around on the internet and alot of places say that Terconazole is commonly used during pregnancy. If you feel that you don't really need to be taking the medicine or that you were wrongly prescribed, I would recommend that you simply go and see another doctor. Even though you don't have any discomfort at the moment, the medication could stop it from getting worse.
      If you're concerned about any medicine you're taking while pregnant, it's best to get a second opinion.

  22. QUESTION:
    Dose Vaginal infections tend to be very common during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      yeast infections are very common during pregnancy. If you contract one, you need to have both yourself and your mate treated or you just keep getting it.

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  23. QUESTION:
    Supplements for vaginal balance during pregnancy?
    Are their any natural supplements I can take to help with vaginal health and prevent yeast infections/BV while pregnant? I have had problems with yeast infections since I got pregnant. I am now at 29 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      Cut back on any processed sugars and drink cranberry juice (good for overall vaginal health, not just prevention of uti's). Making sure to wear loose cotton underwear and washing immediately after sex will help.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does medication during first few weeks of pregnancy would harm the baby?
    My gynae gave me 5 day course of sporanox(200 mg daily) for vaginal yeat infection during first few weeks of pregnancy,that time wasnt aware abt the pregnancy??Is it goin to cause any defects in d baby?

    • ANSWER:
      There shouldn't be any damage done, the pregnancy was in the very early stages - in those early weeks, before you're even aware you're pregnant, the building blocks are being laid for development (cell division, etc) but the brain, CNS, etc aren't actually growing yet.

      Try not to worry about it. There are loads of medications not recommended in pregnancy but they can still be described with no negative effects on the baby. I had back spasms earlier in my pregnancy and was given a shot of morphine for the pain. A few weeks ago I fell in the bath and hurt my ribs and was prescribed codiene. Neither drug is recommended during pregnancy, but they are fine if given under the right circumstances and in the right dose.

      Now that you're pregnant, just let your doctor know each time you're prescribed something so they can make sure it's the right medication at the right dose.

  25. QUESTION:
    Vaginal pain during pregnancy?
    What would cause vaginal/pelvic pain during or around the 19th week of pregnancy? No spotting or discharge, clear of STDs and infection.
    This is her third child, and very different from the typical crampiness and ligament pain of pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      I had shooting type of pain in my vagina towards the end of my pregnancies. The doctor told me that it was because of changes that were happening in my cervix. Some women have premature dilation of the cervix, and that can cause the baby to be born too early--before survival is possible. Pelvic discomfort is very common during all of pregnancy, but if you ever have any doubts, it's better to get it checked out by your doctor--just to be sure. Good luck.

      Based on the updated information you gave: Every pregnancy is a little different, but it sounds like she should really see her doctor to make sure it's nothing serious.

  26. QUESTION:
    Anyone gotten a bad bacteral infection down there that lasted throughout the whole pregnancy??
    Im just curious to know if any of you ladies have had a really bad vaginal infection during/throughout the pregnancy that just seemed that didnt want to go away??

    I dont have a yeast infection, I have some other type of bacterial infection. I have been prescribed to take medicine, and nothing really works. I still have the infection.

    Are there any woman out there, who had this happen? Or am I the only one that has been suffering from this infection for months now???

    I've had this infection since the 4th month, and now I'm in the 8th month of pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      Yep. Annoying sucker, and painful. It is more than likely a ph imbalance due to the hormonal changes in your body. I defeated mine by eating more whole milk yogurt (greek strained is the best, highest amount of acidophilis), taking extra achidophilis, which is the good bacteria, which is in low supply during these attacks. You will need to lessen your intake of carbohydrates and sugars. This aggravates this problem. I had to give up chocolate and wine for 2 weeks. UGH! Pasta without wine? terrible.

      Best of luck. You can research this on the internet under the term "vaginal thrush". Lots of good info there.

      The problem with using the medications is that you only take away the symptoms, you do not cure the underlying problem. The ph imbalance can only be replaced by diet, which will give you the long term cure. By continually using medications and not altering your diet, you are not allowing your body to balance itself.

  27. QUESTION:
    Infections During Pregnancy!!!!!!!!!?
    I have always had a problem when it comes to vaginal infections. I have some type of inbalance that sets things off and gives me infections All the time... I've taken things for it in the past, and normally they work, but it always seems to come back. Now I am 7 months pregnant and have been suffering with vaginal infections ALL through my pregnancy. At first they told me it was a yeast infection, so I took what they gave me... It was gone for a few weeks and then it came back. It came and went on it's own but lately it's been HORRIBLE. So I went in again, they gave me a 5 day medication for a bacterial infection that time. I used it, all 5 days, just as it said... And the infection did not go away! I called my Dr and told her everything and now she is telling me to go get monistat and use that. Are You Kidding Me?!?!!! I think I'm cursed. Should I go and try this? Is all this crap they are having me use going to hurt the baby?? I can't wait until this is over.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure. But when you have the baby if you have an infection at the time it might pass to the baby. Consider C-section. Even though it won't hurt the baby real bad, it might be hard to cure it. Good luck. Maybe try a different dr. are the drs doing a proper culture?!?!

  28. QUESTION:
    Increased vaginal moisture during pregnancy?
    My husband and I just found out that we are expecting, and are over the moon. However, there is one early pregnancy symptom that I hadn't prepared for, and that is the drastic increase in how moist I am, all day long. I really don't like the idea of wearing a pantyliner every day because I am prone to yeast infections, but that is about my only option at this point. Anything constructive you have to share would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      yes... You and I are in the same boat! I am 22 weeks along, and all I can say is, get used to it... It gets worse. But it's not unbearable.. Just wear a pantiliner.... And buy the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting"... It talks about all the weird things that are going to start happening to you.

  29. QUESTION:
    infections during pregnancy?
    i have symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection, I am pregnant (26 weeks) Is it common to gain this sort of infection during a normal pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      omg................... im a mum of 4, with my 4th i had it 4 times!!!!! sometimes you can get it alot, i dunno why, but make sure u treat it, my poor bub was born with it,, she used a cream and was fine in a week!
      its catchy to the baby if u have it during labour [like i did, lol]

  30. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itch during pregnancy?
    I am 6 weeks pregnant and today, i have had some vaginal itching. My vagina just feels sensitive. it doesnt hurt and theres no weird discharge so i dont think its an infection. It kind of feels like my breasts feel. just uncomfortable and extra sensitive. Is this normal during pregnancy?

    please no rude comments and women only please!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, that is very normal to experience during pregnancy. I had that issue a few times and I just ended up taking a shower to relieve the itchy feeling. That usually solved my problem. You can always mention it to your doctor to get a more professional opinion.

      Take care!

  31. QUESTION:
    Rephresh vaginal gel during pregnancy?
    I am 17 weeks pregnant and im easily prone to infections! Is represh safe to use during pregnancy?
    Thank you for the response! I dont douche at all and rephresh isnt a douche its a vaginal gel that helps maintain a healthy ph balance! I read something that said it was safe during pregnancy so i was trying to get opinions from women who have experienced this and used this product during pregnancy!

    • ANSWER:
      Generally, douches are NOT recommended. Ever! Pregnant or not.

      Did you know that douching upsets the natural balance of vaginal bacteria, which in turn increases the chance of infections? If you douche regularly, THAT could be part of your problem of being easily prone to infections.

      Talk to your doctor.

  32. QUESTION:
    Have any of you had unusual vaginal discharge during pregnancy?
    Hi all, i am very very worried- going to the doctors tommorow, this morning i woke up and discovered i had lots of vaginal discharge which seems abnormal, was like snot texture and a yellow colour. Has this ever happened to any of you before? I am so scared im about to lose the baby, i am 15 weeks and one day.. I know this sounds like the symptoms of an infection, though i will be very shocked if it is a STD as i have only been with the baby's father and unless he cheated during our time together than i dont see how i could have an STD.. I have had bacterial vaginosis in the past although NEVER Got discharge like this, i am freaking out, is there other reasons you can get this during my stage of pregnancy or does this just point to an infection?? Has this happened to any of you?
    Please, no "eww" comments or anything immature like that.
    Thank you's in advance =] God Bless ~x~

    • ANSWER:
      LOL, first of all calm down, second of all, I have the exact same discharge, snotty and with a slight yellow tinge.
      Mine is not an infection, I have already been tested (plus it doesn't smell anyway)
      I did not have this type of discharge with my first pregnancy, it was always a milky white colour, so when i started getting this discharge from 8 weeks i worried just like you.
      I have been told it is common and even more common with second pregnancies, as long as there is no pain, itchiness, or foul smell than it is just a normal discharge related to your pregnancy.
      If in doubt get a swab done by the doctors like I had, but like I said my tests came back clear.
      Goodluck with your pregnancy, your baby is fine x

  33. QUESTION:
    yeast infection during pregnancy?
    ill be 29 weeks tomorrow. ive had a yeast infection before, but this one is slightly different. i have the vaginal itching and the white discharge (where normally my discharge is clearish and kinda egg white consistency), but im also having a some soreness in my vagina, and also, it itches everywhere down, there, not just the vagina..its like my clitoris actually itches too. i had some itchiness here and there, but then i was put on an antibiotic for a bladder infection and it was just like all the symptoms hit after that :/ my next OB appt is the 16th but is there anything i can do for it till then? its really making me miserable..

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Antibiotic vaginal suppositories okay during very early pregnancy?
    I just started on a 10-day course of Metronidazole vaginal suppositories to treat an infection and I may be in the VERY early stages of pregnancy (ovulated on the 28th of February, so implantation wouldn't even happen for another two days).

    Would this hurt my chances of conceiving?

    • ANSWER:
      It shouldnt.

      but the best way to tell is to ask you GYN who knows your particular situation best.

      Good luck ;-)

  35. QUESTION:
    Constant vaginal pain during pregnancy?
    Sorry if tmi. I am 36 weeks pregnant and I am having constant vaginal pain, its not like the usual pressure. I have no burning or any signs of a bladder infection. Just wondering if I should be worried or not. I also have been feeling the baby pushing down a lot as well.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Is fluconazole (cures yeast infection) completely safe during pregnancy?
    This is my 2nd treatment for it. The 1st time i got a vaginal cream & now i was prescribed a Fluconazole tablet.

    I asked the dr assistant if it was safe & she said yes.

    Im kind of scared to take it.

    • ANSWER:
      Eating yogurt can reduce the risk of yeast infection.

      EDIT: Yeast infections are very common throughout pregnancy.

  37. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Itching during pregnancy?
    Hi,

    I've been experiencing some vaginal itching in the last weeks of my pregnancy. I'm 36 weeks now. Its not around the vaginal opening, but up top more. It doesn't feel like a yeast infection. I've read that it could be something with ph levels rising. Is this true? Any experience ladies?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    vaginal itching during pregnancy:normal? how can you stop it?
    I am 8 months pregnant and last week my vaginal area started itching very badly. The doctor told me it could not be a yeast infection due to the fact that there is no burning and no discharge. Also there is no possiblity for an STD. It itches very badly and I have tried vagisil and 5 warm baths today. nothing seems to work. My thighs are beggining to itch too. Please help...

    • ANSWER:
      This link to "Womens Health" is pretty informative. Check it out, I hope it helps.

      http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/pregnancy/a/vagitchpregnanc.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    Vaginal swelling during pregnancy?
    I had a PAP done today and I am so swelled in there that, not only did it hurt, but the doctor isn't even sure if she scraped my cervix. I have a yeast infection so she gave me vaginal cream to insert every night for a week. Well, I just inserted it and now I am in pain. I tried to make sure I didn't push it in very far but it still hurts so bad. I feel like crying.

    I know some swelling down there is normal, but is it normal to be so swelled that its painful and almost impossible to get anything in there?

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds like you could just be inflammed from the yeast infection. i have had one before and it hurts really bad because the meds are working..

  40. QUESTION:
    Vaginal discharge during pregnancy?
    I am 27. I am 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Other than mild cramping in my lower back sometimes I do not have any disturbing symptoms yet. I had a doctors examination yesterday. She examined and said everything is fine. The vaginal discharge has increased which is normal. It was usually cream or light yellow in color. Recently I have seen some grey spots which I ignored the first time. It did not reappear again and I forgot to mention it to the doctor. When the grey spots have reappeared now again and I read about it and it could be a bacterial or yeast infection. But there is no itching, irritation or burning during urination. The doctor checked the sample from my vagina on the microscope yesterday. I don't know if they can spot yeast or bacteria infection like that. I cannot call the doctor since its the weekend and I am traveling tomorrow for one whole week. Should I worry too much or can this wait for a week. I am freaking out.. Any suggestions will help if I should change my travel plans or not?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor during Pregnancy?
    This is a little embarrassing but I have to ask it. I have really bad vaginal odor and I'm not sure why. I don't think it can be an infection because I don't have any discharge. Just a strong odor. What could it be? I wash every day and keep it clean.

    • ANSWER:
      Dont be embaressed... as gross as it is, I think alot of women experience this but are too shy to say anything.
      I have noticed a different odour down "there" as well while pregnant... it's not necessarily that bad, just different... so I dont like it. And I know I dont have an infection because I just had a swab done a few weeks ago. I find it gets worse when it's really hot outside and I tend to sweat a bit and things get moist there. I think the increase in discharge also can add to the little problem.
      I think it will subside... and some days its not bad at all for me. If it continues and doesnt get any better and you're still concerned, maybe just mention it to your doctor?

      Congrats on the pregnancy!

  42. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor during early pregnancy?
    Ok,Ill make this one more clear cause last time it didnt really help.Can you have VAGINAL odor during early pregnancy?Like it started about a week ago,it kinda smells like my boyfriends cum but stronger.Now is that normal or should i go get checked.Im pretty sure its not an infection or anything..Im pretty clean and stuff when it comes to "down there" but help please??

    • ANSWER:
      If you are having foul smelling discharge, especially if you notice a change in the color, speak with your Dr. soon. Pregnant women are prone to many infections, especially UTI's and yeast infections. But, if the discharge is slightly more watery and you notice theres an increase in the amount, it is most likely normal. Odorless to mild smelling discharge is normal throughout pregnancy,

  43. QUESTION:
    Yeast infections during pregnancy?
    I was given an antibiotic to treat a vaginal bacterial infection in January. The most common side affect of this antibiotic is yeast infections. It has become very painful to have sex and to urinate after sex. I went to my doctor's office on Tuesday. After taking a culture, he prescribed a one time treatment pill to take care of the yeast infection. The package the pill came in said that it would work within 25 hours. It has not helped at all. My doctor's office is closed today so I guess I'm stuck with a yeast infection for the weekend. Has anyone here who is pregnant had any luck with over the counter treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have used both the pill and over the counter. Usually it takes 2 pills within 48 hours for it to actually work on a bad infection, your doctor should have realized this.
      There are a couple of things you can do.
      (1)Your doctor should have an emergency number to call, you can try that and have the on call doctor write you another prescription for the pill or have them recommend an over the counter brand.
      (2)Another thing you can do is to get an over the counter and use it, but be sure to call your doctor's office first thing Monday to let them know this. If you will be using the cream don't get drawn in to using one of the 1 or 3 day creams, be sure to use the 5 or 7 day creams. The longer you have to use the cream the more likely it is to stay and do it's job.
      Good luck

  44. QUESTION:
    different vaginal smell during pregnancy.....?
    so tomorrow I will be 11 weeks [3 months] pregnant, yay meee :) but anyways ... I've been noticing my vaginal area has a stronger smell to it ... not necessarily a BAD smell ... just weird lol and Idk if anyone else notices, I mean I feel kind of embarrassed when my boyfriend goes down there, but he seems to LOVE it .. like he ALWAYS wants to ... but it ANNOYS me .. the smell ...... I know it's not an infection ... is this normal though?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah my sister said she had a certain
      smell when she was pregnant
      no matter how she washed down there
      so yes i think its perfectly normal.
      i think i smell the same..
      i guess were all different.
      but your not the only one
      u says u have smelled different down there.
      congrats..=]

  45. QUESTION:
    How serious is a vaginal infection?? [whitish, clear, fishy smell] [NO burn, NO itch]?
    i think i have some kind of vaginal infection [not yeaste] i have noticed whitish clear fishy smelling dishcarge, smells strong during sex. im gonna see a doctor. but i wanted to know if this can prevent pregnancy. what can happen if this goes too long untreated?? and can i pass it on to my partner during vaginal intercourse without protection??

    • ANSWER:
      Very serious.

      I once had an infection that I thought would go away. It started off with intense itching that I thought would just 'go away.' Turns out I had Bacterial Vaginosis and I didn't find out until 6 months of letting it fester hoping it would 'go away on it's own'. I had to go to the ER to find out because the burning and itching was so bad.

      This is just my story. You could have a simple yeast infection, but it's best to see your doctor to get some prescription medication.

  46. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itching during pregnancy?
    I'm 22 weeks along and for over the past month or so off and on, I seems to get vaginal itching. I only notice it if you move the wrong way or do soemthing to irritate it. I had a yeast infection with my first baby and its nothing like what I have now. I had green/yellow discharge, and i dont see any of that now, just irration. I go to the doctor today actually for my check up but does anyone know if you dont treat it, will it just go away one of these days? I mean it seems like it goes away them comes back so I dont know I know it will one of these days go away its normal. Just seeing if anyone knows
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hiya
      Vaginal itching during pregnancy can be caused by infections; however, the most common reason for vaginal itching during pregnancy may be the normal change to the vaginal PH level which can cause topical irritations. Vaginal yeast infections are also common during pregnancy and are notorious for persistent vaginal itching.
      Before trying any self-treatments or over-the-counter medications for vaginal itching during pregnancy, you should see your healthcare provider. .
      If vaginal itching during pregnancy is found to be caused by the normal PH changes of the vagina that occur during pregnancy, there are a number of self-help treatments that you can try to relieve the itching and lower the PH of the vagina.
      Vaginal PH can be lowered by taking baking soda baths.
      You can make a paste of baking soda and water and apply the paste to the area that itches.
      There is a possibility that having sexual intercourse may help due to the lower PH levels of the male semen.
      Some women find that cold compresses help relieve vaginal itching

      Good luck

  47. QUESTION:
    Is Diflucan Safe During Pregnancy?
    Hello Everyone:
    I'm Posting This Question Because When It Comes To My First Baby, I'm Very Cautious And Emotional When I Hear Frightening Things. Well, On Monday (6-15-09) I Went To The Doctor To Get My GBS Test Done At 36 Weeks & 5 Days Pregnant. While Doing My Swabbing, The Doctor Asked Me, "Have You Been Irritated Any?" And I Responded, "Yes." He Told Me, "Looks Like You Have A Slight Yeast Infection, I'm Going To Prescribe You Some Medication For It." Hearing That, I Was Relieved Because The Irritation Has Been There For A While But I Thought It Was From Using Scented Body Washes So I Overlooked It. When My Visit Was Over And I Got The Perscription (Which I Couldn't Read) I Went To Get It From A Local Walgreens. When I Saw What It Was, I Was Quite Happy Because It Wasn't Anything Serious And It's Something That's Common In Pregnant Women. After Reading The Instructions Of The Medicine Carefully, I Took It. Later That Night, I Scared Myself To Death Because Of All The Horrifying Facts About Diflucan, Which Was Given To Me As The Generic Brand: Fluconazole, That I Researched On My Laptop. I Couldn't Believe What I Was Reading! They Were Basically Giving All The Negative Facts About The Medicine. Even BabyCenter.Com Stated: "Oral Antifungal Drugs Should Not Be Taken During Pregnancy To Treat Vaginal Yeast Infections." So That Was Even More Scary For Me. I'm Now 37 Weeks Pregnant With A Fully Developed Baby, I'm Just Afraid That When She Comes, Something Will Seriously Be Wrong With My Beautiful Baby Girl. It'll Break My Heart To Know That She Could Have Facial Deformalities Such As Cleft Palate Or Not Have All 10 Fingers And Toes. I Would Be So Heart Broken Knowing That I Did All I Could Do To Have A Safe And Healthy Pregnancy, Only To Fail As A Carrier For A Newborn Baby Because I Didn't Ask The One Question I'm Sure Any Pregnant Woman Would Ask, "Is It Safe?" But Looking At The Fact That A Doctor Prescribed It For Me, I Automatically Assumed He Knew What Was Best For Me...And My First Daughter KaLaYah. So I Ask, Is Diflucan (Fluconazole) Safe For Pregnant Women 36 Weeks And Over?

    I Would Appreciate All Your Answers. Thank You For Taking The Time To Read This And You All Be Blessed :-D
    And By The Way...If You're Going To Say Anything About How I Capitalized All My Words...Don't Bother Answering The Question At All. It'll Save Me And Especially You...A Lot Of Problems.

    • ANSWER:
      ask your doctor flat out "Is Diflucan (Fluconazole) Safe For Pregnant Women 36 Weeks And Over?"
      that will be so much safer then taking any other advise from anyone else.

  48. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy?
    I'm 38 weeks and suppose to be induced on Monday, which I'm trying to switch to this Friday... On and off I have had a vaginal irritation, not like itching or anything sore when I wipe, but no smell. Last week they tested me for everything and it came back negative, yesterday I was vaginally checked to check my cervix and the nurse said I had like cheesy like white stuff... has anyone else had this and it's been just normal stuff? I've been tested like three times for infections and it always comes back negaitve, but I'm nervous to deliver when I don't know what going on...

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    sometimes green vaginal discharge and itching during 24 weeks of pregnancy?
    a few days ago,but not everyday, i experienced having vaginal discharge that is sometimes yellowish, greenish, thicky mucuos-like..and my genitals itch somtime..i dont know if it's normal, but it kindda bothers me..it does not have a foul smell, but of a natural vaginal smell..is it because im pregnant?or is it because i use feminine wash everyday that it irritates me?or is it a sign of a serious infection?

    • ANSWER:
      That is an infection of one sort or another, most likely Bacterial Vaginosis. Call your Doctor or make an appt asap to get it taken care of.

  50. QUESTION:
    Was anyone else asked to use Terconazole (vaginal cream for yeast infection) during the first trimester?
    I am in my 8th week of pregnancy and my doctor put me on Terconazole (vaginal cream 0.4%) for some yeast I apparently had forming(with no itching, no burning... none of the "signs" of a yeast infection). Well I used it 2 nights ago and everything went fine, but then i used it again last night and this morning when I woke up and went to the bathroom there was some pinkish coloring on the toilet paper when I wiped. So, I looked at the paper they give you with perscriptions to see if light bleeding was a side effect of it and no where on there did it say anything about bleeding, but, I did find one thing that starteled me a great bit. The paper says "since terconazole is absorbed from the human vagina, it should not be used in the first trimester of pregnancy unless the physician considers it essential to the welfare of the patient." It also said a few things about when tested on rats while they were pregnant, the rats had a smaller litter size with reduced fetal weight. I know my doctor is a good doctor, I just don't know why, if I wasn't itching or if I didn't have burning, he would put me on this cream when it says NOT to use it unless it is "...essential to the welfare of the patient."

    This is my second pregnancy but my first ended in a miscarriage at 8 weeks. I keep trying to remain calm and keep trying to tell myself "everything will be fine" but its hard to keep telling yourself that when you start having light bleeding.

    I don't want to run to the hospital if its nothing, which is why I am asking if anyone else had the same or a similar experience in the first trimester with this vaginal cream or any other vaginal cream.

    Thank you for your answers,

    ~Renee~

    • ANSWER:
      yes, i did. i was like you, i had no symptoms, but it came back on my pap that i had yeast. they have you use the cream, because its will stay local to the area as apposed to a pill form that will go everywhere in your body and may be absorbed by the baby. i did not have any side affects, but yes, i had to use it during the first trimester and everything turned out just fine for me. good luck!


Vaginal Infection Pregnancy

Written By: admin - Jun• 22•12

Vaginal infection affects many women all around the world, even those who are pregnant. In fact, yeast infection pregnancy also known as Candida is quite common due to the changes of the hormone level (such as an increase in the estrogen level) in their body making them susceptible to yeast problems.

Although it is not harmful, it is still best to get rid of your yeast infection during pregnancy as it can be passed on to the baby during delivery. This infection has also been known to cause problems during delivery in some. It is estimated that about 1/3 of women have this fungus in their vaginas. Like other types of infections those inflicted with yeast infections sometimes need to take antibiotics as medication.

Candida occurs because of fungus overgrowth. Even men are not immune to this.

Signs of a candida infection in women / mom:

  • itching and burning sensation on the vagina,
  • painful or uncomfortable during intercourse,
  • a creamy or white discharge that is sometimes curdy,
  • a strong odor that comes with this discharge.

Signs of yeast infection on babies:

  • they have either a red and bright baby diaper rash on their privates
  • patches in their mouth of white stuff also known as thrush

It is possible to keep yeast infection at bay by following a few common tips. They include:

  1. Avoid synthetic fabrics and instead wear cotton underwear,
  2. Allow your private area to breathe and kept dry by sleeping without your undergarments,
  3. Keep your privates dry (change if you feel your underwear is wet due to sweat)
  4. Try to avoid wearing any tight fitting clothes especially those of synthetic fibers such as Lycra,
  5. Avoid perfumed soaps and try switching to natural soaps,
  6. Yeast thrives in warm temperature so avoid long warm or hot bubble bath,
  7. Also avoid using perfumes laundry detergents

If you think that you have Candida then check with your local doctor or practitioner to confirm. Do not take over the counter medication if you are pregnant as it may have side effects that would or could be harmful for the baby. If you are pregnant most practitioner will recommend a 7 day treatment as shorter courses have been known to be less effective. Be sure to finish the prescribed dosage to prevent a re-occurrence of the infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to treat a vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy?
    I am on the 10th week of pregnancy and I have a vaginal yeast infection. My doctor has prescribed me metronidazole and miconazole nitrate. I read about the metronidazole and found out that it PROBABLY can be harmfull (birth defects). So, now I would like to know how harmfull can be the yeast infection if I do not treat it during the pregnancy. Or may be the is a way to treat it with something save?

    • ANSWER:
      When doctors decide on what medicine to give you, they weight the pro's and con's of the medicine. Also when you say that is can be harmful this means that they did a test and most likely 1 out of 400,000 babies had something wrong when they were born, even if it had nothing to do with the medicine they still have to put that caution on there. If you don't treat it your going to be in pain and i don't recommend doing that. Talk to your doctor but again he knows your pregnant and if he thought it would hurt the baby he wouldn't give it to you in the first place. Good Luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Question about pregnancy test and a vaginal infection?
    If you are pregnant, but happen to have a vaginal infection, and then take some at home pregnancy tests, can the infection lower your pregnancy hormone, making the test show up as negative?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it won't. The test measure hcg hormone levels and vaginal infections will not change those levels.

  3. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection during 8 weeks pregnancy, can you please confirm any medicine to prevent this?
    my wife has vaginal infection during 8 weeks pregnancy, can you please confirm any medicine to prevent this? can you please confirm? this is advisable to have antibiotics during pregnancy this will effect baby's health.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, when you say that she has a vaginal infection, what infection does she have? Has this been diagnosed by a physician or are you assuming that is what it is?

      If she has been diagnosed by a doctor, that doctor will issue her with the medication she needs to treat it. As long as the doctor was aware that she is pregnant, he or she will issue medication safe for use during pregnancy.

      There are lots of different vaginal infections and bacteria, and it is not advisable to just try products for different infections, just in case that will help. This is especially not advisable during pregnancy, and is especially dangerous in the first trimester..

      You should not use any over the counter medication that has not been verified as safe for pregnant women without consulting your doctor first. I would suggest your wife get a professional medical opinion, as the infection may be a symptom of something greater, and she can then be given medication that is both effective and safe.

  4. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection during pregnancy?
    Has anyone had a vaginal infection during pregnancy? Ever since I went on the pill I've had yeast infections, but now that I'm pregnant, what comes out is yellow and in small globs. I don't know if this is yeast or bacterial vaginosis or anything else. I've tried hydrogen peroxide but it will only go away for about 2 days then come back. I'm going to try some other at home remedies but I'm skeptical, and I DON'T want to take over the counter meds or antibiotics. Has anyone delivered a baby who had a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

    • ANSWER:
      I personally did not have my son while experiencing a yeast infection. But, if you have a yeast infection of any sort and give birth to your baby you can pass that infection on to your child who can get thrush and make it terrribly difficult to breast feed. and could possibly pass it on to your breast. and once you get a yeast infection inside your breast you have to take medications to prevent further infection. I suggest telling your doctor your concern and possibly he can have a home remedy that suits you and him.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does any one with several vaginal infection, passed pregnancy period safe and without any harm to BABY?
    Details pls?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Does having a vaginal infection reduce chances of pregnancy?
    Is it harder to get pregnant if I am experiencing vaginal problems?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    Flu & Vaginal Infection? Pregnancy? Or could it be much more serious?
    Be forewarned that I would love to go to the doctor but I have no insurance and I can't afford to go. I really wish that I could go but I honestly can't. I don't need another person telling me to go to the doctor - So please just tell me if you have any idea of what this could POSSIBLY be:

    Today I had watery, bright red discharge, with a fishy odor. My period is late, and I've been having horrible flu like symptoms for the past week that come and go with no warning. I would think that I'm pregnant except the only time I had unprotected sex was yesterday and it wouldn't have taken effect so quickly as to give my those symptoms the next day...

    There is more to the story. I've had weird related symptoms for over a month. I'll write them in case you think it will help you with any ideas of what it could possibly be:

    Starting about 6 weeks ago:
    - Symptoms of pregnancy
    - Period was late.
    - Pregnancy test and it was NEGATIVE
    - Later that week I got a very heavy period.

    5 weeks ago:
    - I had a lot of brown discharge with a bad fishy odor
    - It went away and came back after sex when it got really bad again, but again it only lasted a couple of days.
    - My husband researched it and thought it was a bacteria infection
    - My mother thought it could have been a miscarriage (even though the pregnancy test came back negative a few weeks earlier)

    The past 2 weeks:
    - I've had nausea, diarrhea, weak spells, and today dizziness was added to it. These symptoms come and go every few days (so bad that I have to leave work).
    - The fishy odor only comes back very strongly after sex. The brown color is gone though.

    Today:
    - Flu like symptoms as described above
    - Watery, slight color of bright red, bad smelling discharge

    Please help if you have any ideas at all... Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal infection of some kind cause a false positive on home pregnancy tests?
    I took two at home pregnancy tests the 2 days ago and they were both positive, from what I could tell. I'm at the point where I should have my period any day now because its usually irregular, so I'm not exactly sure on how many days late I am. Today I woke up with what looked like signs of a vaginal infection, so I was just curious if this was even possible.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say about 98-99% of the time there are NO false POSITIVES when taking a pregnancy test. Sometimes there are false negatives. The way that happens is there is a hormone in your body that is released only when you are pregnant. And pregnancy test detects for that specific hormone. Sometimes if you are taking the test too early before the hormone can be detected in a home pregnancy test, it could read negative, although you ARE pregnant. It was just too early to detect. But when you are postive, its positive. The pregnancy hormone was detected, and that means you should make your doc appointment. And with the signs of an infection; vaginal yeast infections can be pretty common in pregnant females through research. Check up on it, and get to the doc to make sure your baby stays healthy throughout the pregnancy! Good Luck with everything!!

  9. QUESTION:
    What happens if a vaginal infection(discharge) is left untreated during pregnancy?
    I have yellow-green discharge w/o unpleasant odor, no sting, no itchiness. I am 6 months pregnant, I am hesitant to use antibiotic thinking it might affect the baby in some way.
    Does having a vaginal discharge/infection a threat to the baby? I had this even before I got pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      yes. a vaginal infection can pose a serious risk tot he baby. It is not that hard for a vaginal infection to spread to the uterus, which can result in fetal distress and premature labor. Go to the dr, its safe to take antibiotics while pregnant. You want to clear this up fast.

  10. QUESTION:
    Pap smear, pregnancy test, vaginal infection check?
    I'm going to a clinic for a full pelvic exam this week. I've never had one before. They said they are going to take a pap smear, check for pregnancy, and vaginal infections. How do they check for these? Am i just going to have to pee in a cup? Are they going to poke around in my vagina? Whats going to happen? And also, how long will it take for me to get the results from all the tests?

    • ANSWER:
      You will sit/lie on one of the exam tables and put your feet up in these stirrups. Your legs will be wide apart, and you'll need to scoot down to the edge of your table so your gyno has easy access. They take what's called a speculum (photo here: http://img.alibaba.com/photo/12215814/Vi… ) and insert that into your vagina, and then will slowly open it so it spreads your vagina. Then they will take a long thing that looks like half a cotton swab and rub it against the wall of your vagina. They might take something else like a very small brush and take a small sample from the wall as well (you can hardly feel it, don't worry, they just rub it against you as well.) They take these samples to send to the lab to test everything, make you're you're STD free and all that :)

      Then she/he will take some jelly stuff and put two fingers inside you. This is just to actually get in there and feel around a bit to make sure everything feels fine and there are no lumps or anything, and make sure your vagina and ovaries have the correct placement.

      Your doc should talk you through all of it if they're good- and you can always ask them to tell you what they're doing as well. Don't worry, it won't hurt, it's more just a bit uncomfortable. The most important thing YOU can do is breathe and relax. If you keep your body relaxed, it will make the speculum go in and open easier, thus keeping it pain free.

      You should get results within a week or so- and if it takes longer, don't fret, no news is good news in regards to things like this!

      ((A similar question was asked recently and there is a very LONG detailed answer if you want more!
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AlMPc3tzeFBjqgZ5G8GLXiXty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100120172057AAVUtZT&show=7#profile-info-Z78pEzr8aa ))

  11. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy:Vaginal Infection..?
    Im 18wks and 4days pregnant now, so excited about this baby as its my first, ever since 14 weeks I have been suffering from a vaginal fungal infection Candida Albicans, Im a very hygienic person, I have tried many treatments for it but it seems to reappear its really getting to me, I change my underwear almost 5-6 times a day, my midwife says it will eventually go after you have given birth, would this infection affect my unborn baby or not? and what treatments can I use while im pregnant that are available in Australia..

    Many Thanks to all :)

    • ANSWER:
      You should ask if they can prescribe you an antibiotic.

      Good Luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    Anyone treated for vaginal infection/discharge in pregnancy?
    i am 24 weeks and i was having this thick discharge for last 1 month. my doctor subscribed lomexin vaginal ovules and the literature says its not safe in pregnancy!!! Any who has used this treatment before? i am not sure what i should do :S

    • ANSWER:
      I was treated for a benign cervical condition that produced ridiculous amounts of discharge when I was about 10 weeks. I reaad too on the label that if I was pregnant, that it might not be safe and to consult with a doctor...

      But what it comes down to is that your OBGYN wouldn't give you medication to take unless it was safe.

      Don't worry, your DR knows what he/she is doing.

  13. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itching during pregnancy? The start of a yeast infection?
    I noticed that i'm having some vaginal itching. I've had yeast infections in the past but never really during pregnancy. Should I wait and see if it goes away or try to make an appointment? I see my doctor this month but its not until the 24th and the 26th. What would they be able to do for me? I've heard that the medicines prescribed to treat this problem isn't safe during pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      I always have this when i am pregnant. It is usually not quite an infection but just some yeast is what my doctors always tell me. I would ask them but I used monistat 7 only I only used it externally and didn't use a lot. Thats what I was told to do but I would ask for sure since I know they aren't really recommended for pregnant women.

  14. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infection During Pregnancy?
    Sorry, I know this question is going to be a little bit of TMI but I think I may have an infection, and was wondering if anyone knows how this is treated during pregnancy? I'm 10 weeks pregnant and I THINK I might have a yeast infection. Sex has been painful and itchy, especially after wards! Its the worst during and after sex but other times it bothers me too. I also have some white discharge (but I heard this can be related to pregnancy as well) My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years and have only been with each other since then and have both always been really careful with other partners we've had, so I dont think it could be an STD but I'm freaking out! My mom said guys can pick up STD's anywhere just by touching stuff in the bathroom or what not & then scratching themselves (WHICH my boyfriend does on a regular basis) I'm a little freaked! Regardless what it is - is it going to be harmful to my baby? I'm going to bring it up to my doctor of course but I'm just wondering if anyone else had any symptoms like this during pregnancy and how they were treated? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      because you are a little hormonally off-kilter, you are more ripe for infections. highly unlikely it is an std. and even if it is, it will be ok. infections during pregnancy are totally normal!!

      there are safe antibiotics you can take during pregnancy. if it is just a yeast infection, your dr. will tell you to do the creams and not the pill.

      go to your dr. and get checked out.

      you'll be fine!

  15. QUESTION:
    Does vaginal infection arrest pregnancy?
    vaginal secretion

    • ANSWER:
      Ah, and I was trying to do this in French... lol. A yeast infection will be common in pregnancy, and is usually nothing to worry about. However, some sexually transmitted diseases can harm the baby, prevent you from becoming pregnant in the first place, or can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause you to become sterile. In some cases, STD complications can cause you to miscarry.

      When you are pregnant, any vaginal infection should be treated as recommended by your doctor.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does any one with vaginal infection have major problems with flirtation and pregnancy?
    Any delay for pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    pregnancy and vaginal infection?
    will it cause my baby any harm?
    i have to wait 8 days till my next appt and they will give me meds.
    what should i be concerned about?

    • ANSWER:
      depends on what kind of vag. inf
      if its a bacterial inf. it needs to be treated asap if its a yeast inf you can do over the counter monistat 7 and only insert the applicator 1/2 way.
      i

  18. QUESTION:
    Is this another vaginal infection or could I be loosing my plug?
    I am 33 weeks pregnant tomorrow and the past couple of days I have been gettting lots & lots of discharge. It is like yellowish in color. Today there was so much that I've had to change my underwear several times from it leaking through. I've had many vaginal yeast infections with this pregnancy. Could it be another one or could I be loosing my plug? This is the most discharge I've had.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like another yeast infection to me.

      Your plug is mucousy and bloody, when you lose your plug you will no and you will not get in confused for anything else.

      Unfortunately frequent yeast infections are quite common in pregnancy.

      Good Luck

  19. QUESTION:
    Are vaginal infections dangerous during pregnancy?
    I just found out I'm pregnant last night and I think I have a vaginal infection. I was just wondering if the infection could reach the baby and cause any kind of harm? I can't be more than 6 or 7 weeks by the way and won't be able to get into the doctors until next week sometime.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can get to a doctor by next week you should be fine. Sometimes bacteria can infect the amnionic fluid, however if you get it taken care of next week you are not far enough along for it to really affect anything. Good luck to you!

  20. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy or vaginal infection ?
    Hi I am just wondering if I am pregnant or just have a infection ?

    So the day after my period that was btw lighter than usual I started having a lot of white mucus discharge. Its been going on for 11 days now. I have been bloated aswell and been having cramps in my lower stomach and both abdominal sides for the last 4 days now. I feel more tired and get more headaches. I also get so mad for no reason and burst out crying for no reason. Could I be pregnant or just have an infection ???

    I am sorry for all the detail but I would really like to know what is going on. Thanks for all the answers in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should go to the doctor...

      They will be able to tell you if you have an infection OR if your pregnant...

      Love Lola

  21. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy and vaginal infection?
    I have heard about this and would like to know more...and also could it be a sign? bcuz i was 10 days late for my period and then got a super light "period" at the 10 day mark. it lasted 2 days maybe 3 but usually they are kinda heavy 5-6 days. and now I have an infection...i'm rly sore and red down there and white dicharge is coming out of me. i think i might be pregnant bcuz im never late especially 10 days and I know that getting a different type of period if its rly light can still mean ur pregnant am i right? pplz help :/

    also if i am pregnant i would be 1 month along now dnt know if that matters
    umm i dnt hav an std i only had sex with one guy and he is a vigin for suuree he is a very shy guy and christian so yeahhh
    ik its not a disease its a yesat infection i just wanna know the connection between them and pregnancy and stuff

    • ANSWER:
      you should go to your doctor and get antibiotics for the infection! You should also do a pregnancy test to make sure. If you are pregnant, an infection could cause harm to the baby although yeast infections are common in pregnancy. hope this helps.

  22. QUESTION:
    STD, pregnancy or vaginal infection?
    it is quite itchy and has an odd smelling discharge. The area is quite red and there is alot more discharge than usual.There is a chance I am pregnant too, do you know which it is more likely to be or what it sounds like?

    • ANSWER:
      I would go to your doctor right away and get a pregnancy test, and get a papsmear, and be checked for and STDs. If you are pregnant it is best to take care of any diseases or infections right away, don't want to pass anything onto the baby.

  23. QUESTION:
    when does Vaginal yeast infection happend? in the begining of pregnancy or during?
    is it a symptom of pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      it can happen any time, it is not a symptom of pregnancy. keep in mind both you and your partner need to be treated to keep from passing it back and forth.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is vaginal infections common in pregnancy?
    Hi is vaginal infections common in any part of pregnancy? Are they easily treated and will it affect my unborn baby im 6 weeks pregnant.. Please help im worried....

    • ANSWER:
      Generally routine non-specific vaginal infection (say other than some STDs) may have no influence on the foetus when once a successful implantation of the fertilized ovum into the uterine wall is established in pregnancy, as it soon gets deeply buried in the uterine wall where generally no routine infections can reach, and start developing membranes, the amniotic fluid, chorianic villi and placenta, with the umbilical cord there by forming a strong defense barrier for any infection.
      At the same time the general body immune response of the mother starts getting conveyed to the foetus there by shielding the foetus almost totally from all further infections until delivery.
      Hence a milking of the umbilical cord is very essential before cutting it soon after delivery, to provide maximum immunological protection to the new born,
      Perinatally (ie., soon after the birth of the baby) and up to 6 months the breasts take the responsibility during the breast feeding, to continue to protect the new born against all infections; by the time of which the child slowly develops its own immunity against dtsease.
      So no need to worry about a routine vaginal infection affecting the baby!
      You may relax and get any infection treated by your gynaecologist as usual.

  25. QUESTION:
    Could a vaginal infection be related to a urinary infection? and i can it be related to pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      i read about women being more prone to infections during pregnancy. and actually, on my first pregnancy, i had a bladder infection and a yeast infection-- twice... within 3 months....
      ive never had it before then, or after, and i didt know i was pregnant at the time, and im like, "woah, whats going on?"
      but yes, there are some women who get infections due to their pregnancy. not always of couse.
      my second pregnancy i had nothing te entire term.

  26. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infections & pregnancy.?
    This really sucks. This is like the third vaginal infection I have had since being pregnant. Maybe it is something I have been doing? I have stopped bath's since the first one I had & I am still getting them. I did not even realize that is what it was this time. I was having alot of cramping & pain with pressure in my vaginal area & I went to the dr. She checked me for an infection & yet again I have another. What can I do to stop getting these? Any certain foods I can eat. Even the medicine I am getting prescribed by my dr is causing it to get worse??

    • ANSWER:
      For urinary infections: Cranberry juice. There are cranberry pills at the pharmacy to take every day. This will help. STOP drinking sugar sodas. Alka seltzer also helps clear this up. I had that happen when I was pregnant and like you don't already have enough discomforts, right? Stay out of the hot tub/bath like you're doing. I feel for you. Yeast infections: I think antibiotics are a culprit too get monistat. But she probably gave you something for it. You want this cleared up before baby gets here. Also wear loose cool clothing.

  27. QUESTION:
    Recurrent yeast/vaginal infections during pregnancy?
    Practially every time I go to the obgyn they say I have a bacterial infecton and a yeast infection. I take the medication they give me, but it never seems to go away. Has anyone had this issue before during pregnancy?? I'm seven months pregnant and the baby seems to be doing fine. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, sometimes that just happens. Most likely you'll go back to normal after the baby comes. The yeast infections are unpleasant for you but cannot cause problems for the baby. The bacterial infections could potentially cause problems, such as premature birth. So just be sure to keep taking your medicine. And hopefully, you'll recover after the baby comes!

  28. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal infection cause a false neg. pregnancy test plz answer?
    i was wondering if cervixitis or bacteria vaginosis or any other infection could cause a false neg. hpt or if the antibiotics could

    • ANSWER:
      No. A pregnancy test tests for a pregnancy hormone.

  29. QUESTION:
    1.what are the symptoms for vaginal infection 2.what are the pregnancy symptoms,how soon do they occur?

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  30. QUESTION:
    constipation and vaginal infection one week before period,can i consider it as pregnancy sign ?

    i am eating only vegetables and drinking a lot of water.since i have throat infection drinking a lot of hot water.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink more water and cranberry juice.

  31. QUESTION:
    In early pregnancy is it easier to get a vaginal infection?
    I was very worried bcuz my period was 10 days late but then it finally came but it was lighter and shorter than my normal period. My normal period is a moderate flow of five or seomtimes 6 days but this time it was a light flow of 2 or 3 days. This never happens. At the most I've been 2 days late. And then I went rolling down a wet grassy hill in my bikini with some friends as just a fun thing to do and the bikini was very loose on bottom cuz its way too big and i guess i must have gotten bacteria in my vagina bcuz the next day i woke up and along with chigger bites all over my stomach and tops of my thighs my vagina was veryy sore and itchy and now white stuff comes out of it. I just think it's wierd that this would be enough to cause me to get such a bad infection and I have heard it's easy to get a vaginal infection while pregnant. PLease help is this true and does it sound like I'm pregnant?

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  32. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal infection cause a late period..or is this pregnancy?
    I've had BV in the past, and when I had it I was on the pill. However, I went off the pill a few months ago, and started using condoms again. My period is now 3 days late, and I've been having a thick white discharge. I noticed it a week ago, and it went away, and now it's back. But I'm not sure if it's an infection because theres no odor or itching.

    OR could this be an early sign of pregnancy? My boyfriend and I have been careful, but there was one time this past month we didn't use a condom for like....a minute before he put on a condom. (i know, there's still a risk)

    (...i'd rather have an infection.)

    But overall, I don't have any symptoms of pregnancy besides a late period and this discharge, which im not even sure of.
    I keep telling myself it's just stress from work last week

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  33. QUESTION:
    I'm Pregnant....Is infection the cause of my vaginal discharge?
    I am in my first trimester of pregnancy, but i do experience vaginal discharge and itching. What could be the cause of it? Could it be as a result of infection? Is it normal to have a vaginal discharge during pregnancy? Is it possible to contact infection during pregnancy? What should i do? Any medication or cream for the itching? Pls i need advice before i visit the doc.

    Thanks.

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  34. QUESTION:
    How serious is a vaginal infection?? [whitish, clear, fishy smell] [NO burn, NO itch]?
    i think i have some kind of vaginal infection [not yeaste] i have noticed whitish clear fishy smelling dishcarge, smells strong during sex. im gonna see a doctor. but i wanted to know if this can prevent pregnancy. what can happen if this goes too long untreated?? and can i pass it on to my partner during vaginal intercourse without protection??

    • ANSWER:
      Very serious.

      I once had an infection that I thought would go away. It started off with intense itching that I thought would just 'go away.' Turns out I had Bacterial Vaginosis and I didn't find out until 6 months of letting it fester hoping it would 'go away on it's own'. I had to go to the ER to find out because the burning and itching was so bad.

      This is just my story. You could have a simple yeast infection, but it's best to see your doctor to get some prescription medication.

  35. QUESTION:
    getng brownish vaginal discharge for two months got periods also last month pregnancy or infection?

    • ANSWER:
      buy yourself a pregnancy test.if you do not have any odor or itch,or cheesy discharge than it is not an infection...
      good luck

  36. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Infections during Pregnancy??
    I am worried about having a Infection like yeast or a BV infection during PG. I have had one BV infection in my life, and now I am scared I will get one have one during my Pregnancys. I am 21 weeks now and I am scared it will hurt my baby or cause me to have it premature. Has anyone every had a BV infection and the baby was ok?

    • ANSWER:
      I had BV numerous times during my pregnancy. It wasn't until the very last one were we concerned bc it weakened my amniotic sack- it was a very, very bad infection. My son was born at the right time as a healthy 8lb 1oz little boy. BV is actually quite common. They will either give you a vaginal insertion gel or a cpl of pills. I found the gel worked quicker so if you have the option take the gel!!! Good Luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infections and pregnancy...?
    A few weeks ago I noticed that I was INCREDIBLY itchy down there and also it was VERY swollen, and VERY red. There was absolutely no discharge which made me think it had to be something besides a yeast infection. Anyways, I waited for a week to see if it would go away on it's own, but it didn't. (I am now 26 weeks pregnant too) So I called my OB and set and apt and when I went in she took a sample, looked at it under the slide, and just said, "Well we found a whole bunch of stuff in there." She's a complete idiot.. She didn't know exactly what was wrong with me so she treated me for a yeast infection for the VERY small amount a yeast she found, and also treated me for BV because she found a mass amount of different types of bacteria. I finished the 7 day treatment exactly like I was supposed to, and now it's a week after and the symptoms still haven't gone away.. I hate the thought of calling her again because she always just tries to blow me off.. I'm stuck in Italy and I have to use the Docs on the Military Base so it's not like I can just go to another Doctor.. I don't know if it's something even worth going back to her to check out again..? Maybe it's nothing serious..??
    Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong with me?? :(
    Any advice would be appreciated..
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      if there is a pathologist or microbiologist in the base try going to him to get his professional advice. Take the paper with the test and show it to them and they will know if it is serious or not. Probably it is not serious but in any case you absolutely must check it... when you are pregnant it is very dangerous for you and the baby to leave an infection unattended. I had a strep virus which resulted in an amniac infection that led to my having to get an abortion when my child was 4months old. I don't want to alarm you but i am just saying that the trivial might get serious.. Good luck

  38. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection and vaginal suppositories?
    Just curious if anyone was ever prescribed a vaginal suppository for a yeast infection during pregnancy. My Obgyn prescribed Terconazole Vaginal suppositories, 80 mg. He said it was very safe during pregnancy but I really would rather not take any medication if possible during pregnancy. The yeast infection is not causing any discomfort but I'm afraid it will eventually if i don't take the medication. Any thoughts or simialr experiences on this matter would be very appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a look around on the internet and alot of places say that Terconazole is commonly used during pregnancy. If you feel that you don't really need to be taking the medicine or that you were wrongly prescribed, I would recommend that you simply go and see another doctor. Even though you don't have any discomfort at the moment, the medication could stop it from getting worse.
      If you're concerned about any medicine you're taking while pregnant, it's best to get a second opinion.

  39. QUESTION:
    Vaginal yeast infection and painful sex?
    Vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy leads to painful sex for women. Any comments?

    • ANSWER:
      try plain yogert. There is a emizim in the yogert that fights yeast infection. eat it and injct right to the sorce of the infection. Nad it is safe for mommy and baby to be.

  40. QUESTION:
    Causes vaginal infections during pregnancy?

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  41. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever been told they have a vaginal infection and turned out to be pregnant?
    I ask because I have been spotting for 13 days. It started the day before my period was due, and has been either light pink or brown (mostly when I wipe). I have no other discharge or pain.

    I ask about pregnancy because I also have sore boobs, frequent urination, fatigue, nausea (in the mornings before I eat) and lack of an appetite.

    What are your thoughts???

    I took a urine pregnancy test a few days after the spotting started and it was negative.

    The doctor also has me scheduled for a Sonogram.

    • ANSWER:
      Due to your test being negative i dont think your pregnant, and also because most of the time before im going to get a period i hve most of the above symptoms,quite a few days prior then i come on full on...

      But then we are all different so wait until you hve a sonogram...

      Good luck x

  42. QUESTION:
    Infection during pregnancy, is it bad?
    In early October I went to the doctors and they told me I had a vaginal infection, there was a white discharge, no smell, and gave me some medication for it. On October 31 I found out I was pregnant and just last week I noticed a white discharge. Could the infection be back? and is it bad for the pregnancy in early stages.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of women get yeast infections in the beginning of a pregnancy. Especially if it's your first pregnancy. It's totally normal and that's what kind of infection it sounds like you have. Usually an infection won't harm the baby if you get it treated (unless you give birth with an infection). Your best bet would be to talk to your gynecologist about it and get treated. Congrats in the good news. (The baby, not the infection.)

  43. QUESTION:
    Dose Vaginal infections tend to be very common during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      yeast infections are very common during pregnancy. If you contract one, you need to have both yourself and your mate treated or you just keep getting it.

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  44. QUESTION:
    Hi, i just want to have some information regarding vaginal infections during pregnancy?
    I am 8 weeks pregnant.Just today, i noticed very light green(infact whitish green) rubber like tiny discharge at my undies. Since pregnancy test has been positive, i have normally white creamy (some times thick) discharge but sometimes its light yellow(infact whitish yellow).I niether had nor have any irritation, swelling,burning down there .Also there is no problem while passing urine except that i have frequent urge for passing urine. (please note that the discharge is always odourless)
    Can you people tell me that whats this whitish green/whitish yellow rubber like discharge indicates?
    ** i had a history of misse abortion(only one) so thats why i am very worried.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If you haven't seen a doctor yet, I suggest you do so. Yeast infections and UTI's present differently in pregnant women than in women who aren't pregnant.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the most effective home remedies for yeast infection?
    vaginal yeast infection? during pregnancy? are yogurt and bath with vinegar safe during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink a bunch of cranberry juice and eat yogurt.

  46. QUESTION:
    Do you get vaginal Discharge during Early pregnancy?
    I am TTC. I ovulated on the 2nd of December.
    I have noticed that I have vaginal Discharge white creamy. I know this is not A YEAST INFECTION and not of A starting of one ok.
    No itching no redness NA DA
    So I have heard that you can get Vaginal discharge during pregnancy. And I did have this when I had all 3 of my children.

    Is this true please explain? I read that this happens to protect something?

    • ANSWER:
      I have read that in early pregnancy your cm is creamy or like milky. Hopefully it's a good sign.

  47. QUESTION:
    Could this be a Vaginal/Anal infections during pregnancy?
    I'm 18 weeks pregnant and i think i have an vaginal/anal infection that just occurred after my pap smear three days ago i was tested for many things and my test came back fine. first off my vagina has very small bumps around the opening there not painful or itchy. My anal has open small white/yellowish lesion thats small its quite bumpy it doesnt hurt or itch. what could this be? My test came back negative for everything. I'm really worried and would like to find out what this could be.

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  48. QUESTION:
    Do female douches affect chance of pregnancy?
    I want to know if female douches affect chance of pregnancy even though the douche was used some days after the ovulation time period?

    Also, would some sort of vaginal infection affect chances of pregnancy?
    Even after treatment has been given?

    • ANSWER:
      Douching is not healthy and not necessary. The vagina is self cleansing so there is absolutely no need to douche, ever. Douching can alter the pH balance of the vagina, and it can actually LEAD to infections and pelvic inflammatory disease. It can also make the environment inhospitable to sperm and it can wash away your important cervical mucus. Scented tampons and vaginal sprays are also to be avoided.

      UTI's can lead to vaginal infections that may alter the pH balance as well, as do yeast infections. All the infections can certainly decrease the chances of pregnancy that cycle.

      Good luck to you:)

  49. QUESTION:
    Anyone gotten a bad bacteral infection down there that lasted throughout the whole pregnancy??
    Im just curious to know if any of you ladies have had a really bad vaginal infection during/throughout the pregnancy that just seemed that didnt want to go away??

    I dont have a yeast infection, I have some other type of bacterial infection. I have been prescribed to take medicine, and nothing really works. I still have the infection.

    Are there any woman out there, who had this happen? Or am I the only one that has been suffering from this infection for months now???

    I've had this infection since the 4th month, and now I'm in the 8th month of pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      Yep. Annoying sucker, and painful. It is more than likely a ph imbalance due to the hormonal changes in your body. I defeated mine by eating more whole milk yogurt (greek strained is the best, highest amount of acidophilis), taking extra achidophilis, which is the good bacteria, which is in low supply during these attacks. You will need to lessen your intake of carbohydrates and sugars. This aggravates this problem. I had to give up chocolate and wine for 2 weeks. UGH! Pasta without wine? terrible.

      Best of luck. You can research this on the internet under the term "vaginal thrush". Lots of good info there.

      The problem with using the medications is that you only take away the symptoms, you do not cure the underlying problem. The ph imbalance can only be replaced by diet, which will give you the long term cure. By continually using medications and not altering your diet, you are not allowing your body to balance itself.

  50. QUESTION:
    Could this be some sort of vaginal infection?
    for a long while now, ive been finding either a white and/or yellowish discharge (im guessing thats what i would call it) in my underwear everyday and i have no idea why. ive read up on some things that sound similiar to this and they are like different infections. but im 16, and never had had sex, and alot of those i read have involved either pregnancy, or sex. and also, im clean, i dont let it get dirty.

    • ANSWER:


Vaginal Infection Causes

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•12

Increased discharge with a fishy smell may indicate bacterial vaginosis. It is the most common cause of vaginitis symptoms in young women. While it's more common among sexually active women, it is not transmitted sexually. Discharge is most clear after having sexual intercourse.

Vaginal discharge is normal, but the amount may be altered by infection, hormonal changes, illness and stress. Some women naturally have heavier discharge, which may fluctuate around the menstrual cycle.

Causes of Vaginal Discharge: -

Non-infective: -
* Cervical polyps and ectopy
* Foreign bodies
* Erosive lichen planus
* Physiological
* Genital tract malignancy
* Fistulae
* Vulval dermatitis

Non-sexually transmitted infection: -
* Candida infections; caused by an an overgrowth of Candida albicans
* Bacterial vaginosis; not a sexually transmitted infection, it is most commonly seen in sexually active women who have a concurrent sexually transmitted disease

Sexually transmitted infection: -
* Neisseria gonorrhoeae
* Chlamydia trachomatis
* Trichomonas vaginalis; particularly common in young women attending the genito-urinary medicine clinic and is frequently found in association with N.gonorrhoeae infection

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the causes of vaginal infection ?
    How can you tell whether or not you're infected without going to the doctor ? I'm just wondering. And also, what are the causes of leukemia ? And again, how can you tell whether or not you have leukemia ? Thanks in advance! And no stupid answers, please. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Infections occur because naturally occurring bacteria or fungus take root. There is a constant battle between bacteria and fungi and your immune system. Sometimes, the bacteria or fungi win.

      Certain things increase the chance of an infection taking hold:
      1. Trapping sweat with synthetic materials. Moisture makes fungi and bacteria grow more easily.
      2. High blood sugar.
      3. Vigorous sex makes micro abrasions that make it easier for infections to take hold.

      Fungal infections (also known as yeast infections - yeast is a kind of fungus) and bacterial infections occur in women who have not had sex. Sex is not a necessary component of an infection. You can guess that you have a yeast infection and take an over the counter yeast infection treatment. But if you have a bacterial infection, this will make it worse, so be prepared to go to the doctor.

      Bacteria and fungi naturally compete with each other, so if you take an antifungal (yeast infection medicine), it will make a bacterial infection worse because you're removing the competition.

  2. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal bacterial infection causes symptoms of a uti?
    my gynecologist did urinalysis, bacterial swab, and an std swab to see what was wrong with me (i had been experiencing itching around my vagina). along with these symptoms i have been experiencing symptoms of a UTI (which is why she did urinalysis). i did in fact have a bacterial infection but my urine test came out normal. I was wondering if maybe this bacterial infection might have caused my uti symptoms?

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  3. QUESTION:
    what happens if fingering is done,is it normal.or all this causes vaginal infection.i am worried?
    me and my bf do a lot of fingering and other related things and ive had sex too.does this lead to vaginal discharge.

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  4. QUESTION:
    What causes a vaginal infection?
    I seem to be prone to them! I am clean and only have one sexual partner, so wtf? Should I go see a doc & why please?

    • ANSWER:
      Urinary tract infection?

      Women have shorter urethra's that are close to the anus when compared to men who have a longer urethra and also one that hangs away from the body as well as the anus. So make sure to wipe from front to back and keep it clean. Also if your under wear dig in to your crack you may want to get wider seated underpants (thongs are not wide seated and are more likely to cause infections). When thongs get poo on them they can spread the poo to your vagina so that is a possibility. I would recommend drinking cranberry juice as is it a good cleaner for your entire urinary system i.e. ureters, bladder, and urethra. Make sure it is not the cheap sugar filled kind that you get from the gas station, you want an organic unsweetened cranberry or something made from scratch. Besides fungus grows in high fructose corn syrup/starch/corn product/sugar.

      Getting a new sex partner will increase the chances of std's. It would be like saying these used shoes from the good will have a fungus in them I think I will try on a different pair, you will just be spreading the illnesses. And vaginal infections are most likely not caused by sex.

      "If your partner is uncircumcised, women commonly get infections from him. The extra skin promotes infection"

      As quoted from another answer. There is no way that skin promotes infection. Foreskin does make a pocket that bacteria can grow in but if it is clean there are no problems and you would probably would have to be a homeless bum with no shower to have an infected penis. To get an infected penis from foreskin you would probably have to scrub toilets with your dick, so your partner should be fine. If anything foreskin would keep the penis clean and moisturized for insertion.

  5. QUESTION:
    Causes and cures of vaginal yeast infection?
    I got a yeast infection about 3/4 days ago.. The burning now is not as intense as it was then, but it still bugs me a great deal.
    This is the first time this has happened to me, so I dont really understand what causes a yeast infection.I heard that tampon pads may cause it, if they do, could I use tampons again. Also, I know that you can buy over the counter medicine like Vagisil and Monistat, but could this infection heal by itself? Does yogurt help?

    • ANSWER:
      Get Monistat, it helps insert it before you go to sleep, so it can stay up there a while. It does help. Eat yogurt, it definitely cannot hurt you. If you are not better with those two things(in a few days) call your family physician or gynecologist.

  6. QUESTION:
    what causes vaginal infection?
    I wanna know what causes. and what happens if you leave untreated? is it dangerous? and what do u do to take off without going to the doctor and which is the most dangerous type of infection. I did alot of questions but the best answers gets 5 stars

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    can a yeast infection cause vaginal swelling and even prevent insertion during intercourse?
    I just recently got over a bad yeast infection. Yesterday was actually the first day I finally started feeling better. I tried having sex yesterday night with my boyfriend for the first time in about a week and a half and we couldn't do it because he couldn't even fit inside me. It was like nothing was giving or my vagina was extremely inflamed/swollen. This has never happened to me before. Anyone know if yeast infections can cause vaginal swelling even after they have been resolved?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not really sure, I know it can swell when you have a yeast infection. But I suggest you get some lube, my boyfriend and I have to use it, and it makes thing so much easier. We use the KY Natural feeling, you don't even notice it except that things are easier.

  8. QUESTION:
    What causes vaginal infections when u keep yourself clean?
    Can your partner give u an infection when they haven't one themselves?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends what kind of infection it is.

      Things like Bacterial Vaginosis are not passed on from partners. It's some times caused by cleaning yourself too much (once a day is fine), by using douces and other things that can upset your natural balance of bacteria in that area.

      See your doctor and have them take a swab - that will determine the type of infection you might have and how to treat it.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does yeast infection cause vaginal cancer or any other serious problems?
    I have yeast infection i guess but i'm not a sexually active women.
    i have had cream and tablets from my GP but i dont see any change on this.
    i'm just scared if this long term yeast infection cause any serious problem such as vaginal,ovary cancer or something like that.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it shouldn't have any long term effects. But it should be curable! You should go back to the doc and tell him to give you more tablets--I know some with intractable yeast infections who end up taking something like one tablet per day for a week in order to be cured. You should also take acidophilus tablets (get them at vitamin store).

  10. QUESTION:
    I was wondering what causes vaginal infections?
    This may sound totally gross but I get vaginal infections all the time. At least once every other month.
    What happens is I get a milky colored, stinky discharge (a lot of it) It is so disgusting. I am very clean and I dont understand why I get these so often.
    I know this is nastly but the discharge smells like garlic. Yuck!
    Its really starting to make me not want to have sex because he notices.
    Does it sound like maybe an std? Or do I have just a regular infection?

    The doctors just say its an infection and give me meds but dont tell me how to make them stop reoccuring
    Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal infections are actually caused from a lack of the natural bacteria in your private area. Don't wash those areas with any soap at all! Your body just needs it's bacteria to regrow, even though it may seem gross to leave it smelly. Also eating alot of yogurt with live and active cultures can help.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal infection cause a UTI?
    *Please do not give me info on UTIs, vaginal infections, or something different I may have.

    I am purely curious, if I had a vaginal infection, like bv, could that bacteria spread to my urethra during sex and be causing my chronic UTIs?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a great question! I am wondering the same thing. I have been struggling with bv for the past several months and every time I go to the doctor for a follow up I have a UTI. I was just at the doctor last week for bv, got that treated and today they called me and told me I now have to get on antibiotics for another UTI. The antibiotics will probably cause a yeast infection which will cause bv which will cause another UTI. This is a never ending cycle.

  12. QUESTION:
    can having a vaginal yeast infection cause oral thrush?
    I just got over a vaginal yeast infection last week, after taking diflucan, as prescribed by my doctor. It is gone, but now I have formed this thick white coating on my tongue that looks like thrush. Could having a yeast infection recently caused my mouth to now be infected with yeast? Is it possible that there is still yeast present in my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, once you have any kind of candida overrun, you are susceptible to getting them again, and it can affect any part of the body.

      Studies have shown that 80 to 90% of people have yeast present within their bodies. For most people, it is present in the intestine. Many women have it in their vagina. The vast majority of healthy people will never have an issue with yeast, as the immune system keeps it in check.

      However, changes in the body, which can be something as routine as a hormonal change, can cause the body's resistance to candida to lower. This provides an ideal environment for the yeast to grow.

      While I cannot diagnose you, the symptoms you have described are indicative of an oral yeast infection. The fact that you just got over a vaginal yeast infection further indicates that this may be your condition.

      A systemic yeast infection is nothing to be taken lightly, and can be difficult to treat, but changes should be made to address the situation.

  13. QUESTION:
    What causes a vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      It's actually not an infection at all... in the sense that infections are usually caused by germs.

      Yeast overgrowth is really a better term for it.

      When you have taken antibiotics, sometimes you get a yeast overgrowth because the antibiotics have killed all the germs in your body that control the growth of yeast.

      It's kind of like a chemical imbalance, and it can happen at times when your body is going through a lot of stress, either physical or emotional, such as lack of sleep.

      All it takes is a round of antifungal, to get that yeast growth under control. You aren't contagious or dirty.

      I♥♫→mia☼☺†

  14. QUESTION:
    can a vaginal infection cause my 2 month missed period?
    i havnt had my period since april, and im not pregnant.
    i had neg blood and urine test. but he sias i have sum kind of infection, is tht the cause of my missed period? culd it mean i cant have bbys?

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what that is. But i think ur doctor should at least tell u if that is whats causing it? good luck to u

  15. QUESTION:
    What causes frequent vaginal infections?
    I have frequent vaginal infections, both bacterial and yeast infections. I have already been to the doctor and all tests come back perfectly normal. What could be some possible causes of this, and what can I do to prevent/treat them without continuously going to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      You could be having sex with someone who keeps giving you infections, and then when you take antibiotics, you get yeast infections, and it's a cycle. If you are sleeping with someone, get that person checked out too.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can urinary tract infection cause vaginal bleeding during intercourse?
    I've already gone to the doctor, and they said I had a bladder infection, however my spouse seems to believe other, what do I do, or how can I prove to him, besides my medical statement!!! Does anyone know a good website for urinary tract infections and the side affects?

    • ANSWER:
      It is good to gain knowledge but the best to consult your Gyane and go by his/her advise.

  17. QUESTION:
    What causes vaginal itching? Not an infection.?
    I just got myself checked out at my doctors everything is fine so I know it's not an infection. It sometimes happens when Im on my period, I use tampons, could that be the cause???
    Thanks for answering.

    • ANSWER:
      Women in the menopausal transition may experience vaginal itching due to fluctuations in estrogen levels. As estrogen levels decline in the perimenopause, the vaginal wall becomes thinner and drier, and itching may result.

      Vaginal itching can also arise due to chemical irritants that may be found in detergents or soaps, douches and vaginal creams, toilet paper, bath products, feminine hygiene products, and vaginal contraceptive products.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it fair for my girlfriend to blame me for a vaginal infection she developed?
    Not to be too graphic, but basically, we were doing some fooling around that involved the placement of sugary foods in her vaginal canal. She developed some kind of infection shortly afterwards, and blames me for that. Is it actually my fault, or can the presence of foreign sugars in a woman's vaginal canal actually cause infections?

    • ANSWER:
      If she allowed you, then it is BOTH of your faults lol. Although it sounds as if neither one of you knew any better. She most likely now has a yeast infection, correct? Yeast feed and thrive on sugar, and other than taking antibiotics is one of the surest ways to contract one.

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what causes chronic vaginal bacterial infections?
    I seem to have an issue with having constant vaginal infections. I am very clean and shower everyday but I still have an odor and discharge everyday. Is this normal. I am 26 and have 3 children. I am married so I only have one sexual partner. I have had this problem for as long as can remember. Do you think it is possible that his siemen is causing me infections? What can I do to treat the problem without constantly see my GYN.

    • ANSWER:
      I have this too, and I am 27 married with 2 kids. You're not alone. Treating each one as a yeast infection works for me, but it may not be yeast. I'm seeing a urogynocologist now. The current treatment I am trying is a 4 week session of daily diflucan pills. After I finish this, if I am able to go for 4 weeks without an infection, we'll consider the problem solved. Here's what my doctor told me are the different possibilities-
      1. Chronic yeast infection- This could be due to frequent use of antibiotics for another problem, such as frequent UTI. The antibiotics have killed off so much of the good bacteria that yeast is growing out of control throughout your body, and making itself known in the vagina. This is why I'm using the diflucan. If that doesn't work, a regimen of acidophilius supplements is also a possibility.
      2. Chronic bacterial infection- Since we're both at low risk for STD, thats probably not it. If you haven't done it already, ask for some blood testing to check for immune system problems that could be causing your body to be unable to fight the infections. If it's not that, then it could just be that you are more succeptible to the infections, and you're getting them from things that other people can do without having to worry about it, so there isn't much you can do but treat each infection. Examples of simple causes would be sweaty clothes after exercising, wearing tight clothes/nylon a lot, etc. Also, my doctor thinks it is likely that the spermicide I have been using with my diaphragm is at least part of the problem, so considering different birth control if you use spermicide may help.
      Hope that helps. Don't feel like your dirty or gross, it happens to a lot of women around our age and with a few kids.

  20. QUESTION:
    will frequent douch causes vaginal infection?
    self douch

    • ANSWER:
      I only use the vinegar and water douche. Anything else can cause an infection

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the causes of a vaginal yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal yeast infection, also called "Candida vaginal infections," typically are caused by the Candida albicans fungus. During a lifetime, 75% of all women are likely to have at least 1 vaginal Candida infection, and up to 45% have 2 or more. Women tend to be more likely to get vaginal yeast infections if their bodies are under stress from poor diet, lack of sleep, illness, or when they are pregnant or taking antibiotics. Women with immune-suppressing diseases such as diabetes and HIV infection also are at increased risk.
      Vaginal Yeast infection is not very serious, but is usually uncomfortable.
      So there is no need to worry about it.
      Vaginal yeast infection is caused by two factors:
      One is the pathogenic factor which is called "wet" and "hot" by the TCM produced by the internal organs of the body.
      The other is the external cause which is infected with contacting insanitary items such as bathing and so on.
      Vaginitis Powder is composed of many famous and precious herbs which are selected by a number of famous Chinese medicine doctors. Its ingredients are targeted, so Vaginitis Powder can clear easily all internal and external causes of colpomycosis, thus to cure the disease.
      Clinical practice proves that the treatment effect of Vaginitis Powder is very good.

  22. QUESTION:
    May the vaginal discharge provoked by taking Tamoxifen, causes yeast infection?
    I'm taking Tamoxifen after a mastectomy and I developed yeast infection, for the first time in my life. Can the vaginal discharge that Tamoxifen gives me, causes the yeast infection?
    Thank you, Estrella

    • ANSWER:
      Even though Tamoxifen is an antagonist in breast tissue it acts as partial agonist on the endometrium and has been linked to endometrial cancer in some women. Therefore endometrial changes, including cancer, are among tamoxifen's side effects.

      Tamoxifen is hormonal treatment. You may notice vaginal itching and a bad-smelling discharge while on hormonal therapies. That's because the lack of estrogen can cause a change in the "environment" of the vagina that makes it more inviting to yeast. This creates an ongoing yeast infection of the vagina and vulva (including all of the areas tucked inside, such as under the hood of the clitoris). The infection produces a white paste or small cottage-cheese-like curds in the vaginal area.

      To lower your risk of developing yeast infections, gently rinse out your vagina and vulva on a regular basis with water. Ask your doctor if it's okay use a little bit of a VERY mild soap (like Dove).

      If you have obvious signs of yeast infection or your doctor diagnoses yeast, then you can use a medication that helps get the yeast under control. Some of these anti-yeast creams can be bought over the counter.

  23. QUESTION:
    What causes vaginal bacterial infections?
    What causes vaginal bacterial infections? How do you get it?
    I am married and my husband is very clean so nothing to worry about there. My personal hygeine is just fine. I also have had absolutely no symptoms. I only even know because I went to the OBGYN for something completely unrelated.

    • ANSWER:
      They just happen. Some people get them more than others and some never get them. It is called bacterial vaginosis if you want to look it up on the web.

  24. QUESTION:
    can vaginal fungal infection causes infertility?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not Think so. If you are worried about it I would definitely ask the dr.

  25. QUESTION:
    Do yeast infection or any other type vaginal infections cause late period?

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    What else, besides a vaginal infection, could cause a strong odor after sex?
    I'm 21, and have never had children. I only have had one sexual partner, my husband (and just to clarify neither of us have any STD's)

    I get a pap every 6 months and I've never had a yeast infection. I don't have skin irritation and the odor isn't fishy. I take showers/baths often and use mild soaps without dyes or fragrance, so it's not that I'm not clean.

    I always smell it really stongly after sex. What could cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you mean, I think it's just the combinations of the fluids. It sounds weird, I know, but I get the same thing and it's only after sex, so that's gotta be it.

  27. QUESTION:
    My bf and I fooled around(genitals touched) could this be cause of vaginal infection?
    A couple of months ago, my bf and i were fooling around and we pretty much had sex, except no penetration. Now I have a vaginal infection. Could our fooling around have caused this? It was just genitals touching. Nothing more.
    I had been treated for a yeast infection, but it hasn't gone away. I always have not taken any bubble baths, i don't wear very tight pants, and the infection has lasted for over a week to two weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      It should have happened sooner than that. Think about what you have been doing lately. Have you been wearing tight pants? No underwear? Taken a bubble bath? A lot of vaginal infections are caused by Ph imbalances. Use some Vagisil and if it persists after a week, check it out with a doctor.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal yeast infection cause canker sores and sore nipples?
    Hi everybody! just looking for a little help. I have a yeast infection for the first time and am wondering if they can cause canker sores (i got two on the inside of my lower lip near my teeth) and sore nipples...i mean really sore!! ??? any help is greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Canker sores are usually caused by stress, food allergies, menstruation, etc.

  29. QUESTION:
    what causes a vaginal bacterial infection(not a yeast infection) and what causes them to keep reoccuring ??

    • ANSWER:
      It is sometimes E-coli and one of the best first steps towards recovery is to cut down on sugar consumption.........Take Probiotic supplements, the ones that should be refrigerated after opening and contain at least 3-4 billion live species in each serving... I think that would do it for you..

  30. QUESTION:
    Vaginal infection cause lack of menstruation?
    Can a vaginal infection cause the lack of a menstruation cycle??

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Can vaginal infection like yeast infection cause a miscarriage?
    or problems with conception (preventing it from happening)?

    What are the statistics / chances?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      that is impossible! I had one all through my pregnancy it went away and came back and my daughter was overdue. And no it can't cause conception from not happening. If that was the case most of us wouldn't be able to have kids. A yeast infection is not uncommon. Even men and babies get it in their privates.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal yeast infection or the antibiotics cause white spots on throat?
    I had a vaginal yeast infection and my gyn gave me Fluconazole for it. I started getting little white spots on my throat about the same time I got my yeast infection can my vaginal yeast infection have caused them?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like thrush, are the spots occurring on the tongue as well? Do you have any other symptoms besides the vaginal yeast infection?

      Make sure not to let this get out of hand, because it seems like it may be spreading through your system. I would begin to notice any other symptoms that seem unusual, you can take online Candida and Yeast Infection Tests as well to determine if you are indeed developing a systemic Candida infection.

  33. QUESTION:
    vaginal infection...?
    is having vaginal infection can be one cause of inability to be pregnat? or infertility? please tell me so,

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can, it disrupts the natural balance needed in the vagina to allow sperm to pass. A bacterial infection you usually have to much acidity in your vagina. If you think you have one go see your obgyn. if left untreated if may cause problems and take longer tjo cure also. you normally don't catch vag. inf. they can be caused by diet, soaps and stress. sperm sometimes disturb the natural balance in the vag. so it's best to use condoms during treatment(non-spermicide)

  34. QUESTION:
    Can severe bad breath cause a vaginal infection?
    If oral sex is given by someone with horrible breath, can some kind of vaginal infection occur? Would it be a yeast infection or something even more serious? Please only reply if you know what your talking about.....I have been curious about this for a long time now...I saw a similar question on TalkSex with Sue and have been very curious about this since then.....

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of bacteria germs in the mouth, therefore I would say no to a yeast infection but yes to a bacterial infection.

  35. QUESTION:
    Please anwer- could I get a vaginal infection from this?
    I took a bowel movement today (poop, crap, whatever) and when it fell into the toilet bowl a little bit of water splashed back up into my genital area. I know that the bacteria in feces can cause vaginal infections, but it was only a drop of water and the crap had JUST hit the water. I cleaned myself off twice with vaginal wipes, and I wiped in the right direction. What else should I do? Do you think I'm okay?

    • ANSWER:
      don't worry, you're fine

  36. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection be caused by the antibiotic cream prescribed for bacterial vaginal infections?
    I seem to have acquired a yeast infection three days into taking my medicine for my bacterial vaginal infection. What should I do? Continue taking the antibiotic gel until it's gone and then get yeast infection medicine? Is this normal? Help.

    • ANSWER:
      yes sometimes depends on the brand or your condition ain't really what it suppose to be

  37. QUESTION:
    Causes of vaginal bacteria Infection?
    Is there any known reason of why one would get vaginal bacteria infection? would oral sex do it or any typed of sex or does it just happen randomly.
    I do not use soap, perfoumed anything else in that area, and do not have an IUD

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial vaginosis is when bacteria living naturally inside the vagina grow more than usual (for example, Gardnerella vaginalis). It is the most common cause of vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age.
      Possible triggers of BV include:
      perfumed soaps or feminine hygiene sprays
      intra-uterine system (IUS or coil)

  38. QUESTION:
    I have a vaginal infection. what are some possible causes?
    How long will it take to go away? Can I still have sex?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common infection to have is yeast infection. If you have been having intercourse or receiving oral sex then it could be an std like thrush or bacterial vaginosis.
      You may want to see a doctor, they can test you to find out what could be causing the infection and they can also give you treatment for it.

  39. QUESTION:
    what causes vaginal fungus infection?
    itching in the outer area

    • ANSWER:
      Just because it itches doesn't mean it's fungus. It could be dry skin or a whole bunch of other things. Try a little dry skin cream. If that doesn't work, see a doctor.

  40. QUESTION:
    Do vaginal infections cause you to miss a period?
    My period is a week late. I had some spotting...one day it was brown, then a few days later there was some light blood on the tissue paper, but it only happend when I wipped. The only symptoms I have of a vaginal infection would be some white discharge. It isn't smelly or itchy or painful either. Can infections cause a missed period? Or could it be pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      it can cause u to miss it but it dose not sound like u have a infection, pregnancy could b a possibility but id say ur body just skipped it

  41. QUESTION:
    does poor personal hygin cause vaginal infection?
    if my boyfriend does not have good hygin like not showering very often or sharing bath towels with other guys,can it give me a vaginal infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Your boyfriend's bad personal hygiene can introduce bacteria into your junk. This can lead to infection.

  42. QUESTION:
    what kind of vaginal infection could i have?
    the other day i had sex with my boyfriend and we had anal sex and then vaginal sex straight after. i told one of my friends and she said you shouldnt do that cause it can cause infection? i now have a really smelly vagina and its really embarassing!! i heard that if you put natural yoghurt in your vagina it helps, or vinegar?? please help, id rather avoid going to the doctors as i get really embarassed.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, my previous ob/gyn used to recommend that I put yogurt on a tampon and insert it for a vaginal infection; they also used to teach in medical school that this was a good way to rebalance the acidophilus in the vagina during a yeast infection. However, it wasn't recommended for any other type of infection, and within the last two years, there have been more studies showing this is completely useless, as the strain of acidophilus in the yogurt is completely different from the strain of acidophilus in the vagina, so it's not helpful in any way. It will also interfere with any kind of tests you may need to have at the doctor's office to determine the type of infection you may have.

      A certain type of vinegar is actually in vaginal douche products, but only a certain kind that is diluted a certain way. Douching is actually known to be harmful to your vaginal tissue, especially during an infection, and putting straight vinegar up there that isn't specially formulated can be downright dangerous and send you straight to the doctor or ER.

      I would say it's likely you ended up with a type of vaginal infection caused by E.Coli, a bacteria that typically is carried in stool (fecal matter) and tends to live inside the anus. This is why you should NEVER have vaginal sex after anal; if you absolutely must do this, always use condoms - one for the anal, one for the vaginal, as well as having him wash his penis in between.

      An E.coli or other bacterial infection of the vagina cannot be treated with yogurt or other yeast infection meds like you would obtain at the store. The only treatment would be either a penicillin-based antibiotic that you take orally, or a vaginal antibiotic if the infection were caused by a different bacteria, like gardnerella. You can only obtain these antibiotics through a doctor.

      You also need to rule out other STDs like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis, which can also cause a smell (Trichomoniasis can actually be transmitted even if you used a condom).

      If you leave the infection untreated, it can damage vaginal and cervical tissue, as well as lead to something called pelvic inflammatory disease, kind of like toxic shock syndrome. That can be fatal if it goes for too long untreated, so it's important to get to a gynecologist ASAP if you ever suspect a vaginal infection. The gynecologist won't laugh or scold you - they see tons of these types of infections every week, even every day. They want to help you feel better; that's what they're there for.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause vaginal sores?
    The past two times I've been on an antibiotic I've gotten a yeast infection and at the same time I've also gotten little sores around my vagina. I can't really see them with a mirror but I can feel them and they hurt. I know for a fact that I don't have genital herpes because I've been tested for it recently. Can a yeast infection or other kind of vaginal infection cause sores? I was looking online but didn't find much information although I know that other types of yeast infections can cause rashes.

    I know I should go to my doctor but I've been on painkillers so I can't drive and I have no one to drive me and I'm looking for a new gynocologist since I had a lot of issues with my last one.
    Prof. Dr. Gayane Dolyan- Did you even bother reading my question? Your links didn't help me at all and had nothing to do with the question. I've been tested for STDs and I know I don't have any and nothing in the links had anything to do with bumps or sores.

    • ANSWER:
      Read http://www.menstrual-cycle.info/36-Safer-Sex.html and http://www.menstrual-cycle.info/5-Vaginal-Discharge.html

  44. QUESTION:
    can vaginal infection cause a woman to loose the feeling for sex?

    • ANSWER:
      The main reason is because having sex can make the burning pain and discharge from the vaginal infection worse. The thought of the pain makes the vagina tight which causes more discomfort and it then becomes a vicious circle.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can yeast infection cause irregular vaginal discharge?
    I think my gf has yeast infection she have been going to the doctor for it for the last few months but now she have been have these continous discharge one time she told me that it happen and her discharge was thick but that happen only once. what could cause her to have these continous dischrages? Also her discharge smell the same and look the same but what could be causeing these continous discharge?

    • ANSWER:
      Irregular discharge is a big indicator that there's an infection, but there are also a ton of other reasons for discharge. If it's an infection it's usually very smelly, and with a yeast infection it's very itchy. If she suspects she has an infection she should see a gyno, but it could just be her menstrual cycle, stress, or a number of things.

  46. QUESTION:
    Tricomoniasis (vaginal infection) can go on its own?
    My doctor didn´t examine my vaginal discharges but diagnosticated Tricomoniasis, a type of vaginal infection caused by a parasite. The problem is that I have not taken any medication and the symptoms have gone away just using vagisil and he prescribed me Diflucan and Tetraconazole, both medicaments for yeast infections, although, is supposedly a parasite infection what I have. Please tell me if, according to these statements, you think I have tricomoniasis or why is it that I don´t feel any symptoms now.

    • ANSWER:
      Trichomoniasis is a genital infection. It is a common infection that affects both men and women. It is almost always acquired through sexual contact.

      Most of the time, trichomoniasis causes no symptoms. At times, symptoms in women may include the following:
      + abdominal distress
      + dyspareunia, or painful sexual intercourse
      + painful urination
      + vaginal discharge
      Diagnosis of trichomoniasis begins with a history and physical exam. With proper treatment, trichomoniasis has no long-term effects.

      + Diflucan is an antifungal antibiotic.
      + Diflucan is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and the blood.

      Metronidazole is highly effective against trichomoniasis.

      Good Luck -

  47. QUESTION:
    Can going OFF birth control pills cause a yeast or bacterial vaginal infection?
    I know going ON them does for some women, but can stopping birth control pills (after taking them for many years) cause an infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Not that I am aware of, but I would recommend checking with your doctor as well to see what they say.

      In the mean time here's the link to a site that might help you find even more information. The link is at: http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health

  48. QUESTION:
    Can a vaginal yeast infection spread to the anus or cause anal itching?
    I just recently got off of antibiotics for bronchitis, which I know have been known to cause yeast infections. Personally, I have never had one before but I have been experiencing a vaginal itch, along with discharge - classic signs of a yeast infection. My only concern is that I am having itching in my anal area as well. Is it possible that the yeast infection could have spread to my anus or that the irritation has spread to that area?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it can easily be spread if not treated. I'd contact your doctor.

  49. QUESTION:
    *Can a vaginal yeast infection cause ringworm?
    i have had a vaginal yeast infection for two months, and have yet to get rid of it, and i recently discovered what I think is ringworm, and I was wondering if it was because of the yeast infection or not.

    • ANSWER:
      No a yeast infection does not cause ringworm. Sounds like you need to see a doctor.

      Different types of infections:

      Signs of yeast infections:
      White, cottage cheese-like discharge
      Swelling and pain around the vulva
      Intense itching

      Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
      A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
      A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
      Itching or burning
      Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva

      Signs of trichomoniasis
      A watery, yellowish or greenish bubbly discharge
      An unpleasant odor
      Pain and itching when urinating
      Most apparent after your period

  50. QUESTION:
    Can vaginal infection cause a miscarriage? I had a miscarriage and I don't know what caused it.?
    The baby died in the 9th week and I only realized it in in the 11th. In the 8th week its hart rate was 173, and it was 1.8 cm big, everything was perfectly normal. I'm 26, healthy, no drug abuse, no alcohol, no smoking, healthy diet, healthy lifestyle. No case in my family history indicated that I should be prepared for this. I really want to know what caused it, but I'm not sure doctors in my country will be able to tell.

    I did have a vaginal infection and I took Polygynax (Doctor recommended) capsules. Can that have caused it?

    I also didn't have a lot of appetite, still I ate everything but cheese and milk, which I used to like before my pregnancy.

    Any feedback would be very useful. Thank you very much in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe, maybe not.
      I'm sorry that you had to go through this.
      Remember that about 25% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage and in most cases, we don't know why. So, in all likelihood, it was not because of something you did and there may have been nothing you could have done to prevent it.


Vaginal Fishy Odor

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•12

Vaginal fishy odor is a problem that a vast majority of women have to put up with. It plagues millions of them around the world. Many women are under the wrong impression that it is something that you can do nothing about. Nothing could be further from the truth. You can get rid of vaginal fishy odor using some simple home remedies. Listed below are some great tips for getting rid of the foul smell in a natural way without using any expensive medication.

Get Rid of Vaginal Odor in Just 3 Days

Tip#1: If you are not used to wearing cotton panties, then you should do so immediately since they are the ones that help air to pass through, thereby keeping the vaginal area dry. This is not the case with panties made up of synthetic fabrics, which can lead to a moist vaginal area , thereby allowing odor causing bacteria to thrive. This is one of the most effective and simple tips that can help you get rid of vaginal fishy odor.

Tip#2: Although it is important to keep good hygiene, douching too often can sometimes lead to interruption in the natural PH balance in the vaginal area. This can in turn destroy all healthy bacteria that is needed to keep the area well lubricated. In order to get rid of vaginal fishy odor, you should also keep in mind to douche the area with a gentle, unscented soap.

Tip#3: Another simple tip to get rid of the fishy odor is to use a panty liner. They are known to be quite effective in absorbing moisture that occurs in the vaginal area. Moreover, you can also find scented panty liners these days which can mask the foul smell.

Tip#4: When trying to get rid of vaginal fishy odor, it is important that you do not use product such as scented sprays. These products can actually cause more irritation and lead to the destruction of healthy bacteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I frequently get a fishy vaginal odor that is very embarrassing. What could this be and what can I do?
    For the past few months, I have been getting a fishy vaginal odor on and off. It is extremely embarrassing and I don't know what to do about it. I have never been sexually active, and I shower regularly. Does anyone have any suggestions of what this might be or what I can do to get rid of the problem? Only serious answers please!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds as if you might have Bacterial Vaginosis. Especially since you mentioned the 'fishy' odor.

      The is the most common vaginal infection - more so than a yeast infections.
      You do not have to be sexually active to get this infection.
      The Ph in the vagina gets out of balance and the bacteria organisms take over.
      Perfumed soaps can cause this - improper wiping of the genital area can introduce bacteria from the anus into the vagina. Wipe from front to back.
      And other times, this type of infection happens and the doctors can't really find out the reasons some women get this infection.
      Sometimes, this infection will clear up by itself but it usually takes a trip to the gynecoloist - they will take a sample of the vaginal secretions and if it is BV they will prescribe an antibiotic gel to be inserted into the vagina for about 5 days.

      There is a fairly new over the counter homeopathic vaginal medicine on the market called Vh essentials BV treatment
      iIt is fairly expensive around .00 - I have seen this at Walgreen's but it probably is available at other pharmacies.
      You could try this.
      But your best bet would be to get a professional evaluation, because BV can cause future female problems if it is not treated.
      Take Care.

  2. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for STRONG FISHY Vaginal odor?
    I have a foul fishy odor that comes out of my vagina everyday. It is so embarrassing and stops me from intimacy. I would like to know if there are any home remedies that anyone can tell me about, please. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Go and see your doctor. You may have an infection. :-)

  3. QUESTION:
    What to do With Chronic Fishy Vaginal Odor?
    I suffer from fishy vaginal odor (especially after sex)- do you have any tips for dealing with it?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      yes, unfortunately dee is right. the vagina should never smell like fish. it may be something as simple as bacterial vaginitis. definitely get it checked out!

  4. QUESTION:
    i have a fishy vaginal odor but good hygiene and no infection what's wrong?
    i'm 14 and every once in awhile i have a fishy odor coming from my vagina about once a month, i am sexually active but i use condoms (water based lube), have great hygiene, and have been tested but do not have any infections what's wrong? it's very embarrassing and prohibits me from having any sexual contact because of the embarrassment plus it's very annoying to me. Help?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    non-fishy vaginal odor?
    i have a really strong odor coming from my vaginal area.
    it's not fishy per se but it smells bad.
    what is it and how can i fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try a feminine wash. Vagisil has a number of product to help these ailments.
      It can be from any number of things that causes this. Just another thing we as woman go through. JOY :{

  6. QUESTION:
    Fishy Vaginal odor what can it be?
    I have a fishy vaginal odor and cant seem to figure out why. I did a home screening kit from Vagisil that indicates my PH is normal. i used RePhresh and on the third day had a chunky white discharge and awful itching. Once the chunky discharge and itching started I treated with an over the counter yeast infection ovule insert, and a few days after the the yeast treatment (about 8-9 days) I started my menstrual cycle. I can not tell now if the odor is from the end of the menstrual cycle or if it is still the fishy smell. I do not have any STD's according to my doctor, was checked at my annual exam about 4 weeks before this started. I am just confused as to why the odor. I am a clean girl who has had one sex partner for the past 5 years and he has had no complaints either so can anyone shed some light?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, sounds like bacterial vaginosis, and it happens to the best of us. It happens. You may want to go have a swab done at your doc, then it'll be a round of antibiotics.

  7. QUESTION:
    Fishy vaginal odor only after sex?????
    After my husband & I have sex, i get a very fishy odor "down there". There is no discharge or itching, just a bad odor. It doesnt go away immediately after I shower either. Does anyone know what it could be?? Please only serious answers. Thanks!
    It has only started happening recently, but my husband & I are newlyweds... so basically this is all new to me, if you know what i mean..
    i also just recently had a pap & a pelvic exam, it came back normal. I also just started on BC.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree that it might be an infection of some sort... especially if this is something that's only happened recently (ie, you haven't had this your entire life).

  8. QUESTION:
    Recently, in the past 2 weeks I've had a fishy odor in my vaginal area. Thought it was an infection did?
    monistat and it went away. With that when I have sex sometimes right after it leaves me feeling bloated and it feels like I did a million sit ups. The odor came back and after sex I feel bloated, and have this lower abdominal cramps. Could I be pregnant? Or could it be something else?

    • ANSWER:
      A fishy odor is usually trich. Monistat is worthless for this. See an MD asap as this is a STD.

  9. QUESTION:
    HELP!!! I have a fishy vaginal odor, how do I make it go away today?
    I went to the doc and they did a culture and I'm waiting for the test results before they will give me meds. But seeing as though is friday, my significant other and I will surely be having sex and I don't want him to know. Is there something that is safe that will completely hide it or get rid of it???????????

    • ANSWER:
      Unless treatment is given for whatever infection you have, you can't. I advise you to wait until you hear from your Doctor. If it's not an STI, it's likely BV.

  10. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of that fishy vaginal odor caused by frequent sex since i have no infections whatsoever?

    • ANSWER:
      Try looser fitting pants and wear loose cotton underwear. Wash yourself down there before and after sex. Whatever you do, don't douche. It will raise the pH and if you don't have a yeast infection now, then you will.

  11. QUESTION:
    fishy vaginal odor? normal or not?
    This odor has been going on for a while and even way after my period i still have it along with a lot of discharge. Im thinking its some kind of infection. Im 18 btw.

    It just smells really bad. I shower regularly so I do keep myself clean,so I dont really understand why it smells so bad. Ive been using scented pantiliners and that helps it not be noticeable. Idk if that is making it worse though.

    Its just gross and I want it to smell normal. I know everyones smells a certain way lol but mines been smelling fishy. I dont have any itching or burning or anything like that though. Just a lot of yellowish discharge.

    my mom is calling my a hypocondriact saying its nothing and that im a psycho. Ive been ignoring it for a while and it hasnt gone away. I just want to go to the gyno just for a check up to make sure everything is ok.

    My mom always says that when I think something is wrong. I do have health insurance but its on my parents account. Am I allowed to go to my own doc appt without her conscent? I am 18 so if she wont take me then ill go myself. I know we just have a co-pay but I can pay that no problem.
    yeah i didnt think so

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can go to the OB/GYN without your mothers permission with her insurance as long as you are still on it. And I don't know what state you live in but in Minnesota it is manditory that insurance companies give you one 100% covered check-up each year! Also you should start going in for a pap every year once you turn 18... so you're due!!!
      If you don't go to the doctor i'd say go to your pharmacy and get a yeast infection or UTI test!!!

  12. QUESTION:
    vaginal odor? fishy smell!?
    okay for the past year or so i have developed pcos. my bipolar symptoms have risen and my periods have lessened (and become more irregular). and i've had this vaginal odor. it smells horrible. my famly who im pretty close with have said oh wow u smell...and i know what they mean. its really embarassing. i know its not an infection bc it's ben so long. should i go to the gynecologist? im 16
    and this is really embarassing and im kinda ashamed to go to a gyno and talk about that
    im a virgin. i dont want an exam thats really scary

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. You should go to the Gynecologist. It may seem like these things are difficult or can make you ashamed to go, but you need to. Gyno's see this kind of thing everyday and it's nothing new to them. If it would make you more comfortable, take a girl friend or your mom, someone you feel comfortable with. It will be ok. The actual exam isn't bad at all. It's easy, just the nerves and all make it out to be a much bigger deal than it really is. You can email me if you want to know what all goes on at your first visit. (I'm assuming this will be your first visit).

  13. QUESTION:
    Non-fishy Vaginal odor....?
    I'm 18 and on my 3rd week of Loestrin 24Fe, I used to have EXTREMLY heavy periods (were talkin 5 or 6 super tampons a day for 5 days) and when I started the pills I bleed what i'd call regular for 7 day then lightly up until the 3rd week. The blood from the 2nd week looked and smell... old, very dark, and it had a smell not fishy but hard to explain but almost like something dead.... the smell and tan colored dischage has stayed.... Any suggestion?

    • ANSWER:
      The vagina is self-cleaning and since you are on Loestrin, it could be your body is trying to clean it out. Old blood that is darker, more brown will smell somewhat and will smell more when exposed to air or when sitting a long time on a pad.

      See your doctor if you are concerned.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have a persitent fishy vaginal odor...?
    I have been to my gyno and been tested each time for yeast infections and Bacterial Vaginitis and I come up negative each time. It helps if I use feminine deoderant spray or qsh, but Ive heard that these are not good for you and upset the balance of you ph. Do any of you have this and how do you treat it and cope with it?
    I also have been checked and do not have an STD. My husband notices the odor, though...

    • ANSWER:
      It really does sound like a bacterial infection but i don't know why your dr wouldn't find it there. Maybe you need to see another doctor.

      One thing that helps is the product RePhresh. It's a gel that balances out your ph levels and it gets rid of the smell for a few days.

      Hope you feel better!

  15. QUESTION:
    Well I've been recently tested for std's.. Everything was neg. I have a permenant light fishy vaginal odor!! ?
    What can I use to treat this?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    what could be wrong if your vaginal discharge has fishy odor?

    • ANSWER:
      Classic Trichomonas vaginitis.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the cause and cure of a fishy vaginal odor?
    I don't know why I have it. My discharge and everything is normal. Nothing seems weird really. It just smells that way. Then I clean it then it comes back like a few hours later. I don't get why. What is the cause and cure? Nothing like RePHresh or douching. Just natural things to get rid of it.
    Oh and:
    -I'm not usually itchy down there
    -Sometimes I skip out on showers but I'm not a filthy sweaty smelly person
    -I eat about 2 fruits and vegetables a day, that might be it, healthy stuff deficiency
    -My discharge is clear (yellowish when it dries), thin, and odorless
    -I am a generally healthy person

    • ANSWER:
      Your vagina will only smell bad if there is something wrong, a 'fishy' smell suggests either an imbalance in bacteria, or a bacterial infection. You need to go to your doctor, if you don't know what it is then there is not only no point in trying to treat it yourself but it's also potentially harmful, also if it is a bacterial infection then you would require antibiotics.

      One of the most common causes I see is how a woman cleans, as your vagina is self-cleaning all you need to do to stay clean is wash with water, using your hands to wipe away any dirt from your vulva. If you're using soaps to wash with then this will effect normal vaginal pH, your vagina cannot adjust to the change fast enough so it causes imbalance in the bacteria within your vagina. Thus a sudden smell after washing, this can also occur after sex as semen is a different pH to the vagina so some partners semen can have this effect, or if the imbalance is not righted then an infection can take hold, also causing smell. This is also true of so-called 'feminine' products that play on women's insecurities about vaginal scent and attempt to suggest vagina's should smell like flower, just like anything else chemical these products aren't good for vaginal health. Keep yourself dry, wearing plain cotton underwear and avoiding synthetic or tight-fitting clothing can help keep your groin cool and dry. Avoid commercial pads as these can make your groin warm and moist, they also contain chemicals that interfere with vaginal pH, instead try organic or cloth pads, tampons should also be avoided at all costs as they are harmful to vaginal health, instead try softcups or menstrual cups - even if it is a regular problem throughout your cycle what you use during your period can effect the vaginal environment enough so that the slightest thing can push it over the edge.

  18. QUESTION:
    Do all women have vaginal odor? If so, what is it supposed to smell like? I know it should never smell fishy
    I'm just wondering. I see the gyno regularly and don't seem to have an infection, but I do have an odor, especially as the day wears on. It's not fishy or anything like that, but I'm just wondering what the normal odor smells like.

    • ANSWER:
      Odor is normal.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of an unpleasant vaginal odor?
    I am 16 years old and i am NOT sexually active. I have a vaginal odor, it smells fishy and musty. I have went to a peditrician twice and the OB/GYN once they havent came up with anything. They did not give me any antibiotics or cream because they didnt find anything wrong except the smell, so i still have this unwanted problem.

    somebody please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Summer's Eve makes a feminine deodorant spray. If that doesn't help it, you may want to try using a douche to make sure it's as clean as can be.

  20. QUESTION:
    I have a white vaginal discharge but mine has a slight odor (Slightly fishy) not bad. What does this mean?
    I initially thought it came from my diet... Salmon and fish are part of my weekly diet. Could the slight fishy smell be a result of my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      is it always like that, or just sometimes? when you ovulate, the discharge smells a bit different than your everyday discharge, and yes, it can be slightly fishy.
      see if you just notice it once a month

  21. QUESTION:
    I have had a white pasty discharge with vaginal burning and itching as well as pain. It has a fishy odour?
    on and off vaginal odour more close to my period burning in the vagina and itching also in the anus. It comes and gos. I have tried yeast creams and they do not work.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like either a yeast infection or an std...consult with your doctor...

  22. QUESTION:
    fishy odor after c-section is it normal??
    bad fishy vaginal odor after a c-section is it normal???

    • ANSWER:
      Call your doc.... fishy odor COULD be an infected incision. It is very easy to get a yeast infection in your incision site and that will cause a fishy odor. Check your incision to see if it is red at all. If it is, then it is infected. As long as you don't see an open wound, you can take a shower and dry the incision with a hair dryer or fan. (fans are better if you are hot as the blow dryer might make you sweat and that is what you are trying to avoid.) Then you can put neosporin on it lightly and this will help with any pending infection. If the fishy odor continues or you look at it and it is red... get to the doc.
      I hope this helped!!

  23. QUESTION:
    Foul vaginal odor? (It's not fishy)?
    I am 25 and recently I started sleeping with a new boyfriend about a month ago. About 2 weeks ago, I had a small tear on the outside of my vagina and it was tender to the touch for a couple of days. Since almost a week ago I have had a really strong vaginal odor. It's not at all fishy, nor do I have any strange or discolored discharge. There is no burning, itching or anyhting else out of the ordinary, just this smell! It only happens AFTER sex. It almost smells like after you have anal; just like a strong vagina odor but a faint smell of poo. My bf and I do not have anal though. This is why I'm so confused by this.
    I've tried the body washes, the pH balancer cream, I even douched today and it seemed like everything was fine until we had sex, then the smell was back.
    I have a doctor's appointment later this week, but I'm very concerned and obviously it's embarrassing. What else could it possibly be? ?
    It can't be chlamydia. There is no burning, itching, swelling, pain or gross discharge.
    Yes, he does. Could it still be me tho? Maybe we just don't notice the smell during sex and just afterwards. ???

    • ANSWER:
      talk to your obgyn - it sounds like it could be a fungal infection (fairly easy to treat), do not rely on over the counter meds.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have a vaginal odor?
    I've had a vaginal odor for a couple years and I currently have a normal pH. I just got rid of BV with meds. Even though my pH is normal I get discharge occasionally and the odor. The odor is NOT fishy. Is it normal to have an vaginal odor even when not infected?

    • ANSWER:
      no,, sounds like a bad case of puss rot.

  25. QUESTION:
    Sorry for too much info. Thick white vaginal discharge and fishy odor?
    I just got tested for all STD's since the last person I was with sexually. I only notice the smell when I take my underwear off to use the washroom. The discharge is abnormal, thick, white and creamy.. not like cottage cheese. I have been reading about it and BV symptoms commonly involve thinner discharge. I just want to know what it is. I don't particularly want to tell the doctor about it.. but if it comes down to it, I will.
    Also, anyone know how to get rid of the fishy smell (and probably taste) fast??!! ;)

    Thanks a lot!!
    Evan W.. guess what? go fuuck yourself :)
    thanks to the people with serious answers

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like bacterial vaginosis. The discharge can vary depending on where you are at in your cycle. The fishy odor is the classic symptom. The only way to get rid of it is an antibiotic from your doctor.

  26. QUESTION:
    What can you use for vaginal odor during pregnancy?
    I am only 8 weeks pregnant and seems like I have a "fishy" odor coming from my vagina?? what can i use for this to go away or at least be controlled??? My husband smells it and the time i went to my ob it was so embarrassing it penetrated the room..Help!

    • ANSWER:
      you can use "Savlon"
      a detergent

  27. QUESTION:
    fishy vaginal odour?
    3 months ago, I developed a fishy, yellowish and watery , vaginal odour which irritates me most. It worsens when I'm having my periods, which tend to smell, get slippery and get darker in colour. I haven't been not sexually active for 6 months.
    PLZ help, i need to clear this issue ASAP. I've met a man who's visiting me in september and he can't find me all fishy

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial Vaginosis smells fishy. It is caused from your body reacting to bacteria. If you have ever used a sex toy you can get it from that. If you have had multiple partners you can get it from that too. Any bacterial imbalence in a female may cause her to get BV. It is not considered a sexually transmitted infection, but it does need to get treated by a doctor. They give you antibiotics to clear it up. The longer you are infected the worse it gets. Go get the meds and with in a week you will be fine.

  28. QUESTION:
    Vaginal odor........?
    Recently I have noticed fishy vaginal odor which I never noticed before. I think it's been two days now. Before that I had my period so I couldn't tell if it smelled because of my period or if it was really coming from my body. I've only had one sexual partner in my life, but recently there has been a new one. I read somewhere that if women suddenly change their partners the vagina takes its time adapting its chemicals or whatever so it smells. If this is true and its the case will the smell go away? The smell is so strong to the point where it seeps through my jeans or leggings :( is this some type of infection and is there an OTC medication for this? I am uninsured and cannot afford to go visit a doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      If it is really that bad you could have an STD, I would get to a Dr.

  29. QUESTION:
    vaginal odor-white and clear discharge-funky fishy scent!.....please help?
    hi good day!.....i am a 22 female!....i have a problem.
    ....my vagina has an odor that smells like fish. (smells righ-shee)...even when i don't have sex!.......their is a sometimes thick whitish discharge/ or sometimes slimy clear dishcharge!...( sometimes i'm imbarass to have sex if i don't bath first)......and it has a nasty odor!.....what do u think this could be?....

    ...i went to a gynocologist last week and he prescribed a medicine called candida which was like three tablets along with ointment!....he said it was for a yeast infection,...and that ofter the use of the medication it would go away!.....

    so ok,.....i used the medicine as directed!...... but it still hasn't work!...i think it's the wrong diagnoses!.......i still have a problem of smelling fishy even if i don't sex and when i insert my hand in vagina theirs some white creamy substances that show!......i read on the internet that it could a bacterial infection or a std?.....what u think?........

    i took a hiv/std exam, and is awaiting the results!......please and thank u for ur comments!

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Why Do I have a vaginal odor?
    My vagina has an odor. Iam not sexually active. I bathe every day. Its not a fishy odor and theres no discharge

    • ANSWER:
      Be careful of the soap u use and r u taken a bath or a shower? I hve read that bath is not so great, soothing yes but all that dirt and grim u have on ur body is now in the water and what else is n that water ur u know what, shower is better, not saying cn not take a bath. Don't use a douche bc u will be washing out ur flora, u need a certain amount of that in order for it to remain health. try the wipes that r made for women. just be careful as to how often and front to rear not rear to front.

  31. QUESTION:
    Vaginal itch near hole, dryness and light fishy odor?
    Had sex over a week ago, and after had odor that got worse (fishy), now with cycle is lightening, but still present. Sex was protected and cycle is slightly heavier, on birth control, and going to doctor on Thursday. Clitoral hood drier and itchy (have a vch).
    it also hurts near the opening to have a tampon in. it itches a bit worse, i have rubbed and relieved the itch, but after it's drier
    Note, going to the doctor on Thursday, and am considering going on tomorrow

    • ANSWER:
      A fishy odour is a sign of a bacterial infection such as Bacterial Vaginosis, and itching is commonly a sign of a yeast infection such as Thrush - you will need to see a doctor to confirm this and get treatment, bacterial infections in particular require antibiotics to treat.

      DO NOT USE TAMPONS - tampons should never be used when you have a vaginal infection, this is because tampons encourage bacterial growth, can contain chemicals that effect vaginal flora, and dry-out the vagina leading to damage amongst other risks. Tampons commonly cause vaginal infections and can risk TSS, when you already have an infection it significantly increases risks.

      Sex can increase/cause infections as semen has a different pH to your vagina so can effect vaginal flora, lubricants or spermicides used can also have a similar effect, and menstruation itself can also have an effect as menstrual flow has a different pH to the vagina.

      Until you see your doctor;

      - Stop using tampons, for now use pads or liners (which should be used if you have light flow anyway) but ideally use cotton pads which are free from chemicals so won't cause more irritation, and in the future consider safer and more hygienic options like softcups or menstrual cups.

      - Keep clean, remember never to use soap/washes/douches, only ever use water to wash with and during this time you may want to try washing after you go to the bathroom with warm salt water to help fight the infection as well as help clean your vulva.

      - Get a vaginal cream, there are plenty of creams for general vaginal itching or yeast infections, don't rely on this alone to treat the infection if you don't know for sure what the infection is, the purpose of the cream for now is to relieve some of the irritation.

  32. QUESTION:
    i was wondering if any females suffer from a fishy odor and what to do about it...Does clindymcin work?
    fishy odor from vaginal multiple partners va??

    • ANSWER:
      Definately see your gyn. This is most likely an infection. My ex's roommate had something similar and it made life tough for everyone concnerned.

      To get rid of the odor in the mean time though, here's what she used. www.approachit.net has the stuff. it's a natural odor eliminator spray and it was a miracle worker. give it a shot.

      good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I treat vaginal odor?
    I have never had vaginal odor before. I've been in a relationship with the same man for 3 years now. I went away for a month, boyfriend visited, had sex, and now I have a musty, fishy smell down there. I think it's bacterial vaginosis, but I really don't know what could have caused it. I eat healthy, bathe everyday, wash thoroughly, etc. I'm actually out of town on a work trip so I can't see my doctor. Any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      omg the person who told you to douche is wrong. especially after sex. the ask your doctor! the vinegar in a douche kills the god bacteria and if there is an infection or std, it Will push it further into your cervix. then you will have a worse problem. the fishy smell probably is vaginosis, which could be caused by soap if you clean to vigorously , especially with perfumed soaps. a Dr told me dove is the worst soap to use down there. until you can see your dr, the other people are right..try one of those new tests, eat plenty of yogurt, and you can try this homeopathic stuff at Walmart called yeast guard...it's the good bacteria you need. if you are concerned your bf brought you something extra, ask your Dr to run std tests.

  34. QUESTION:
    does vaginal bacterial infections usually have a "fishy odor"?

    • ANSWER:
      sometimes.... go see your doctor to be sure it's not serious!

  35. QUESTION:
    Why Do I Have A vaginal odor?
    My vagina has an odor. Iam not sexually active. I bathe every day. Its not a fishy odor and theres no discharge

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone has this... your vaginal area is always going to smell like something! This is only a problem is if it smells bad... in which case it could be your diet or maybe just hormonal changes. If you have good hygiene i don't think you need to worry.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can a healthy vagina still have a fishy odor to it?
    okay so i have no std's a have good hygiene and i was recently tested for any vaginal bacterial infection and everything came back negative I still have a slight fishy odor to my vagina is this normal what exactly does a healthy vagina smell like (i have only smelled my own so i don't know if my smell is normal since I have nothing else to compare it too)
    Please help me my scent bothers me!!!

    • ANSWER:
      First off, if you douch, stop it asap! That is the worst thing you could ever do to yourself. Those chemicals throw the natural body process of cleansing off and will cause an strong odor.

      Go buy a cheap douch, pour out the liquid in it and use the plastic douch inserter with only water to cleanse the vagina once a day. I keep mine in the shower all the time. Things you eat or medicine you take can affect the odor as well. If it concerns you that much, call your GYN and talk to a nurse there.

      NEVER try to diagnose your body on your own, always contact a doctor.

  37. QUESTION:
    Vaginal Odor- but it isn't fishy or unpleasant?
    I've had recurrent bacterial and yeast infections for the past two, going on three, months. Because I have a crappy HMO, I've been getting the same medicine over and over again even though it doesn't seem to FIX anything.

    So, I currently have a clear, watery discharge that is relatively small (I still feel a bit dry). There's also a smell, almost a little like dead flowers, that is not unpleasant, but also not what it should smell like down there. there's supposed to have scent, and it ain't flowers. What is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Seems like you have still got a bacterial infection, go back to your docs and tell them the meds isn't working, use some fem fresh wipes every time you go until it clears up.

  38. QUESTION:
    Rotten/fishy odour in vaginal area?
    I've noticed this for a while, but I have never tried to do anything about it.My boyfriend mentioned it a few weeks ago.We went to the clinic to get tested and so forth, but that slipped my mind. I have a fishy/rotten smell in my vaginal area.It started when I withdrew from the birth control pill.That was like in July or August.Shouldn't the smell be gone by now.May not drinking water play a role in this funky smell?I don't want to go to the doctor yet because it's too embarassing, and I hate taking pills.Is there anything I can do to get rid of the odour myself.I started drinking two glasses of water tonight, and I washed my vagina with detol antibacteria fluid.Any suggestions?Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      This is most like bacterial vaginosis. Please do not be embarassed about this. Go to your gynecologist. That's what they are there for. To help you become healthy!!! A bacterial infection is cleared up with Flagyl by mouth or by using Metro-Gel in the vagina. Also, you can use Clindesse which is a much better choice!!! One dose and you are done!!

      Please take care of yourself and don't suffer. The odor is terrible for YOU to smell. Don't go on for too long with this. You deserve to be free from this one!!!

      Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    How much vaginal odor is normal?
    I feel like when I get sweaty the odor gets stronger. It's not fishy smelling and it doesn't smell like feet (not trying to be gross, just descriptive). It's not horrible, just stronger than what I think should be normal. I am not sure if I am just self conscious or there is something wrong with my body.

    • ANSWER:
      Not a lot. Just make sure when you shower you clean your vag just like you would clean your pits.

  40. QUESTION:
    What causes my odd vaginal odor while washing with soap?
    For as long as I can remember I have had a weird odor "down there" while using some soaps. It's as if there's a chemical reaction with my vagina and the soap. The smell is sort of fishy and is nothing like how my vagina normally smells. The odor is only present while washing. As soon as I rinse the smell is gone. Over the years I've found that many liquid soaps do not cause the weird odor, but I have recently switched to all-natural soaps and get the odor every time I wash. I'm deducing that the reaction occurs with my vaginal pH and real saponified soap. But WHY? And how common is it? It does not bother me. As I said, it goes away as soon as I rinse. But it IS weird and I have only ever known one person who has mentioned she experiences the same thing. Anyone know the cause of this?
    No guessing please! I can guess. I'm wondering if anyone has any real answers. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      you arent supposed to use soap down there..
      take a wet washcloth and just clean the outer areas...i was told not to use soap down there by a female doctor as well as the vagina is (as people have said its self cleaning) and the soap drys it all up down there because its such a sensitive area.

  41. QUESTION:
    I have vaginal itching and a discharge with a fishy odor. Is this a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      No, a discharge with a fishy odor is not a symptom of a yeast infection. It's a symptom of bacterial vaginosis (BV), another common, but more serious vaginal infection. BV requires a different treatment that that used for yeast infections. Contact a health care professional for additional guidance.

  42. QUESTION:
    What does a normal vaginal odor smell like?
    I have a sour smell to my vagina/vaginal discharge. Is this normal and what does a normal smelling vagina smell like? I know a fishy smell is bad, but I don't have that. I just have a soury and potent smell that I notice when I go to the bathroom.

    • ANSWER:
      Yowsers. I know that mine doesn't smell like that. I don't think its really supposed to smell like anything, but what I do know is that it defiantely should not have a potent smell. Maybe try washing a little better. Possibly see a doctor. Maybe you have an infection!

  43. QUESTION:
    Is vaginal odor really noticeable?
    Okay, so here goes the story.
    About 3 or 4 weeks ago my vaginal area started to get kind of itchy at night only. i could bear it but sometimes i would scratch and that lead to the whole scrath-itch cycle. now within these past 5 or so days it was only itchy during the morning/afternoon. it isnt a heavy itch, just kind of discomfortable. I have dishcarge, but it looks normal, and it isnt unexpected; my period should be here in a few days and i always dishcarge before my period. I went online and read all these horror stories and a lot of them said a "fishy odor" now, i just want to know 2 things actually.
    1) Is this odor really noticeable. Like would I notice an odd smell immediately?
    2) Any ideas as to if i may have something? Im going to the doc for a routine checkup in 3 days, but i want to know if i should bring this up if it is just some random itch.
    I am a virgin by the way and 16 years old. Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      If you have to ask about the odor, you don't have the odor. You probably just have a mild yeast infection. Eat some yogurt (I know, others will swear that does not work, all I can tell you is, I eat it when I have symptoms and my symptoms go away within a day or two. Not to mention, eating yogurt most likly will not hurt you, if I am wrong, you still just have an itch....feel free to make up your own mind)

  44. QUESTION:
    causes of vaginal discharge odor?
    what will be the causes of vaginal discharge odor ,like fishy smell?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) The most common symptoms are abnormal vaginal discharge with a strong fishy odour.. its NOT a STI/STD and its definitely not sexually transmitted. Also, men NEVER get BV. It is caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the vaginia and is easily curable.. Although BV may clear up without treatment, however if left untreated, will cause serious damage to the reproductive system.. I'll suggest you go to your doctor and get treated... Hope this helps..

  45. QUESTION:
    how to know if you have vaginal odor?
    I understand that this seems like a stupid question but I keep reading things online about "vaginal odor" and how your vagina should be odorless..mine has a smell but its not like a strong smell or anything and to be honest I really don't know what people mean by a fishy odor because fish all smell different to me so that didn't help..anyway so is that fact that mine even has a somewhat scent to it mean that I have an infection? I just don't see how that could be completely odorless. pleaseeeee don't make jokes i'm to embarrassed to ask my mom this question so I need real advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginas are NOT meant to be odorless. That's something the cosmetic world wants women to believe and they especially want us to feel ashamed of our natural smells. A clean vagina does not stink but it is not entirely free of smell either. Every woman has her own musk. It's normal and natural.

  46. QUESTION:
    vaginal odor caused by acidophilus?
    Ive been taking acidophilus 2 pills 3x/day for the last week or so 2 battle some digestive problems im having. now it seems my vaginal discharge has acquired n odor. Its not fishy but not pleasing either. I thought acidophilus would take away vaginal odor, not cause it? Anyone know why?

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  47. QUESTION:
    Why am I having this sudden start of vaginal odor?
    I've never had an odor before, and I havent been sexually active in a while, its a STRONG fishy smell and its like I wash/douche and immediatly it smells again! I probably wouldnt bother telling me to go to a doc b/c i dont have health insurance right now. But, this problem is becoming quite embarrassing! maybe its normal? please help:(

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial vaginosis. common infection of women due to the bacteria we have in our vagina

  48. QUESTION:
    Can Omega3 Fish Oil supplements cause vaginal odor?
    I recently purchased some Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules on the recommendation of my stylist for hair health. After doing some research online, however, I have seen that many people complain of it creating a fishy smell in the vagina. Anyone on here taken Omega 3s for hair and experienced this problem? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it's possible. This can happen with MANY supplements though, even multi vitamins. However, any odor you might develop won't be permentent. SOmetimes it takes the body a while to adjsut to the supplement. SO after several weeks. the odor should go away.

      If you're taking a high dosage, that might cause odor too. Some simple tricks you can use to help neutralize odor is drinking LOTS of water. This will help dilute your natural discharge. Also, eating lots of fruit will help neutralize the smell.

  49. QUESTION:
    what are some home remedies for vaginal odor???
    i have this foul smelling vaginal discharge kinda "fishy" but i was wondering if there were any home remedies you know about to try before going to see a doctor, i am kinda embarressed, any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      Going to the doctor is a good idea, but if you're determined to postpone it ... there's a product called RepHresh that restores the vaginal pH. Sometimes this is all that is needed to help the vagina get back in balance and get rid of minor BV and yeast. I know CVS sells it. Not sure about other pharmacy chains.

  50. QUESTION:
    Can it still be BV if my discharge is normal, but a new fishy odor has suddenly appeared?
    I've always had normal vaginal odor, but literally overnight, I started having an abnormal stronger and "fishier" smell coming from inside that won't go away no matter how much I cleanse. There has been no pain, burning, itching, discolored or excess discharge...just this odor that I've never had before and is extremely unpleasant and strong. It has persisted for about 2 weeks now. I figured it might be a bacterial infection, so I've been drinking cranberry juice, eating yogurt with live cultures, drinking more water, and so far nothing has worked. It also might be worth mentioning that I had a couple of drops of blood mixed in with my normal discharge for about 3 days during this time. It was just a very light pink, and would only come out when I wiped. It went away, but it was weird since I wasn't even close to my period. Today I tried RepHresh to help balance my ph and to hopefully eliminate the odor. I just don't see how it can be BV though without the mentioned discharge that they say normally comes with it. I'm also not sure what could have caused the odor, since I've always been extremely hygenic. The smell intensifies when having intercourse too.

    I am sexually active, on the pill, and have been taking calcium supplements daily for the past month and a half.

    And I know, I know. I'll see a Gyno. Just want to see if anyone can offer any helpful advice or insight in the mean time.
    The slightly pink discharge only lasted 3 days and has been gone for several days now. It didn't appear till about a week after the odor. Discharge is back to clear/milky and light.
    Have had the same sex partner before the odor appeared, our fluids were compatible then and produced no abnormal smell. :(

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