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Common Vaginal Infections
Vaginal infections can be caused by different bacteria, fungi, or viruses growing near o[r in your vagina or vulva. Some of these things can live there and not affect you, but sometimes they get out of hand, and you might need to seek medical help. Vaginal infections are common and not something you need to be worried about after seeking a medical professional with our Obgyn in Queens to help treat your vaginal infection.
Yeast infection: a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge, and itchiness of the vagina and vulva
Bacterial vaginosis: This is caused by an overgrowth of the bacteria which is already in the vagina
Chlamydia: Symptoms include abnormal, yellowish, and strong-smelling discharge, swelling inside your vagina, painful sex, and burning when you urinate
Genital herpes: symptoms include pain, itching, tenderness, small red bumps, and tiny white blisters
Genital warts: will appear in and around your vagina or anus. They are clusters with white or reddish coloring. Sometimes no symptoms can occur.
Gonorrhea: symptoms will include vaginal discharge, painful urination, vaginal bleeding between periods or after sex.
Thrush: symptoms include itching and irritation, burning sensation during urinating or sex, redness, swelling, vaginal swelling, thick, white, order free discharge, or watery vaginal discharge
Trichomoniasis: symptoms include itching, burning, redness, soreness, discharge can be clear, white, yellowish, greenish with an unusual fishy smell, and you may experience discomfort while urinating
Although each infection has different symptoms, there are common symptoms that will inform you have an infection before seeking a medical professional for help. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you most likely have a vaginal infection and may need to go to an obgyn in Queens. This symptom will be uncomfortable, so it is best to see a medical professional as soon as you start experiencing any of the following symptoms so it can be treated immediately.
Common vaginal infection symptoms:
Discharge from your vagina consisting of either thick and white or thin, white, green, or yellow with a fishy smell
Soreness in or around your vagina
Itchiness in or around your vagina
Pain during urination
Pain during sex
Pain in your pelvis or lower abdomen
Bleeding in between periods or after sex
Warts around your vulva
Here at Women For Women, we can help you get the correct treatment for your vaginal infection. The doctors at our obgyn in Queens will determine the best treatment for you, whether it be medication for three-seven days or even a single dose medication. The doctors at Women For Women will have your vaginal back to its normal state in no time!
How to avoid getting a vaginal infection:
Change out wet or damp clothes as soon as possible
Wear cotton underwear
Don’t douche unless your medical provider has told you to
Wipe from front to back
Wash the vulva with just water or mild, unscented soap
Anything that will be inserted into your vagina like sex toys, spermicide applicators, etc. wash with a mild soap before
Change your tampon every 2-4 hours
Don’t use vaginal sprays, scented soaps, toilet paper, pads, or tampons
Use condoms during sex
Here at Women For Women obgyn in Queens, we offer many services besides being able to treat your vaginal infections.
Abnormal pap smears
Different forms of contraception
Menopause treatment (hormone replacement and bioidentical hormones)
Pelvic assessment (done using ultrasound and sonohysterogram)
Contact Our Obgyn in Queens
If you are interested in any of the services above, please contact Women for Women obgyn in Queens to request an appointment.