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Vaginal Infections

Vaginitis is irritation or inflammation of the vagina resulting in discharge, irritation, itching and/or pain. This can be caused by changes in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or due to infections. The most common types of vaginitis include: bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections (Thrush), and trichomoniasis.  This leads to replacement of lactobacilli and increase in pH from a normal 4.5 to 7.

Symptoms can also be due to sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, or herpes, Syphilis.

Evaluation of these symptoms is important and done by physical examination, vaginal swab cultures and or lab work. Annual STI testing is recommended for all sexually active women who have more than one partner in a year.

Treatment depends on the cause and may include antibiotics or antifungal medications. Please refrain from practice of vaginal douching, use of shower gels and antiseptic baths.

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