Vaginitis is the swelling of the vagina, which is the female genital that can lead to discharge, pain and itching. There are common types of vaginitis which are bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, trichomoniasis and atrophic vaginitis.
General causes of vaginitis are:
Ø Normal balance of vaginal bacteria changes Infection
Ø Oestrogen levels decrease after menopause
Ø For bacterial vaginitis: Good bacteria are outnumbered by bad bacteria found in the vagina.
Ø Having multiple sex partners.
Ø Women who use douche or uses IUD for birth control are at risk.
Ø For yeast infections: Overgrowth of microscopic fungus C. albicans which is the most common.
Ø For trichomoniasis: Microscopic one-celled parasite usually spread during sexual intercourse.
Ø Non-infectious vaginits: Vaginal sprays, douches, perfumed soaps, scented detergents and spermicidal products that can irritate the skin surrounding the vagina which is delicate
Symptoms and Signs:
Symptoms of vaginitis may include
ü Colour, odour or amount of discharge changes from the vagina,
ü Itching and irritation of the vagina,
ü Pain during intercourse,
ü Urinating is painful and
ü Mild vaginal bleeding.
Medical history review is performed to check history of vaginal infection or STD and afterwards perform pelvic examination. For laboratory analysis, a cervical or vaginal discharge sample is asked from the patient.
Symptomatic Homeopathy medicines help for Vaginitis.
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