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Vaginitis - its Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

Vaginitis – its Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

Around 90% of the women in the world suffer from a frequent gynecological problem .i.e; Vaginitis. It is a soreness of the vagina and vulva, causing irritation, pain, and discharge. There are three different types of vaginitis:

Types of Vaginitis

  1. Trichomoniasis
  2. Yeast infection
  3. Bacterial vaginosis

Symptoms of Vaginitis

The main symptoms are as follows:

  1. Pain in the abdominal
  2. An unusual discharge with different colour, smell, and amount.
  3. Inflammation and redness in the vagina.
  4. Irritation or itching.
  5. Pain during urinating or intercourse.
  6. Bleeding that appears faded or spotting.

Main Causes of Vaginitis

The causes of Vaginitis are as follows:

  1. Hormonal: Due to decreased oestrogen levels and a decrease in the inner lining of the vagina, atrophic vaginitis is common in postmenopausal women.
  2. Allergies: Allergic reactions take place due to the use of medicines, condoms, lubricants, the quality of underwear used, or even due to the laundry detergents.
  3. Bacterial Vaginosis: This is caused due to the imbalance of bacteria found in the vagina and most probably linked to the sexual activity, but sometimes not.
  4. Yeast infection: It is caused due to change in the balance of the candida fungi in the vagina due to the pregnancy or use of antibiotics.:
  5. Trichomoniasis: It is a sexually transmitted infection  (STI) which is caused by a parasite.

Prevention of Vaginitis

 In order to prevent vaginitis, it is advisable to:

  1. Use a quality cotton undergarment.
  2. Avoid using sanitary products or scented soaps and perfumes for washing the vagina.
  3. Practice to clean or wipe from back to front when going to the toilet.
  4. Have safe sex using condoms.

 It is always said that “Prevention is better than cure” and If you found irritation that might be the symptoms of vaginitis, it should be treated by a professional gynaecologist. If you find any of the above symptoms that show the sign of Vaginitis, you can consult with Mrs. Sarah Hussain, the leading female gynaecologist in London. Request a call for treatment.