Vaginal Infections

Vaginal Infections Specialist
Vaginal irritation or itching typically indicates an infection. While some vaginal infections are mild, others can cause considerable discomfort. To make sure you get the treatment you need for a vaginal infection, it’s important to have it properly diagnosed. At First Class OB/GYN, Dr. Anghel diagnoses and treats vaginal infections.

Vaginal Infections

by Laviniu Anghel, MD

What are the signs of a vaginal infection?

When you have a vaginal infection, one of the most common symptoms you might have is itching or irritation. You might also have discharge and experience discomfort when you urinate. Vaginal infections can also cause you to have light bleeding from your vagina. You might also feel pain when you have intercourse.

What kinds of vaginal infections are there?

There are several kinds of vaginal infections that cause similar symptoms. One of the easiest ways to distinguish between these types of infections is by the type of discharge you have.

  • Bacterial vaginosis usually gives you a whitish discharge that has a fishy smell
  • Trichomoniasis usually gives you a yellowish or greenish discharge
  • Yeast infections usually give you a thick, white discharge, along with frequent itching
  • Noninfectious vaginitis might not cause any discharge, just itching and irritation

What causes vaginal infections?

The cause of your vaginal infection depends on the type you have. Dr. Anghel conducts an evaluation of your symptoms to figure out which type you have. If you have bacterial vaginosis, this results from changes in the bacteria in your vagina. Yeast infections occur when you have an overgrowth of a fungus known as C. albicans, while trichomoniasis develops when you’re exposed to certain parasites during intercourse. You can get noninfectious vaginitis from scented soaps, vaginal sprays, toilet paper, and other objects.

How does Dr. Anghel treat vaginal infections?

Treatment is determined by the type of infection diagnosed and will either entail: antibiotic pills, gel, or cream or antifungal medication.  

How can I prevent vaginal infections?

You can lower your risk of certain types of vaginal infections by wiping from front to back after using the bathroom and avoiding the use of douching products. Other ways for you to lower your risk of vaginal infections include wearing breathable cotton underwear, using latex condoms, and avoiding soaps, sprays, and other products that irritate your vagina.

If you need treatment for a vaginal infection, please contact First Class OB/GYN.

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