Did you know that one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor, for women, is having a [email protected] infection? Some infections have no symptoms while others have various symptoms such as itching and general discomfort or a change in discharge and a noticeable odor.
Infections and other conditions can develop from different causes, ranging but not limited to, perfumed soaps and detergents, the material of underwear and bacteria, yeast, or viruses and s*xual contact with someone who has an infection. Any change in odor or discharge “down there” is a sign that the chemical balance may be off and there may be an infection.
What Are the Symptoms of a Vaginal Infection?
The symptoms of a [email protected] infection can vary depending on what is causing it. Some women have no symptoms at all. Some of the more common symptoms of vaginitis include:
Is [email protected] Discharge Normal?
A woman’s [email protected] normally produces a discharge that usually is described as clear or slightly cloudy, non-irritating, and odor-free. During the normal menstrual cycle, the amount and consistency of discharge can vary. At one time of the month there may be a small amount of a very thin or watery discharge; and at another time, a more extensive thicker discharge may appear. All of these descriptions could be considered normal.
A [email protected] discharge that has an odor or that is irritating usually is considered an abnormal discharge. The irritation might be itching or burning, or both. The itching may be present at any time of the day, but it often is most bothersome at night. These symptoms often are made worse by s*xual intercourse. It is important to see your doctor if there has been a change in the amount, color, or smell of the discharge.
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