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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. 

Other common ways of getting a vaginal infection: 

  • Douching
  • Female hormone level changes
  • Antibiotics
  • Intercourse
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • STI/STD
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The most common types of vaginal infections:

  • 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
  • Exercise
  • Eat health
  • Rest

Here at Women For Women obgyn in Queens, we offer many services besides being able to treat your vaginal infections. 

Services:

  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Different forms of contraception
  • Menopause treatment (hormone replacement and bioidentical hormones)
  • Bone health
  • 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