Vaginal Yeast Infection

Pelvis | Obstetrics and Gynaecology | Vaginal Yeast Infection (Disease)


Fungal vaginitis is caused by excessive growth of fungus in the vagina. Fungal infections are very common in women of childbearing age but can occur at any age. Although creates discomfort, vaginitis rarely can cause serious fungal infections.

Symptoms of the fungal vaginitis include: pruritus (itching) that can become severe vaginal; leucorrhoea (vaginal discharge) white cheese, odorless; vulva (the skin around the vaginal opening) is red and irritated; pain at micturition (urination), when urine touches irritated skin; dyspareunia (painful intercourse). Symptoms of vaginal yeast infection usually occur in the week before menstruation appearance. There are other diseases with similar symptoms of vaginal yeast infections, such as, for example, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections. Itching and redness of the vulva may be caused by a reaction to vaginal products such as soap, bath oils, spermicides or shower gels. These symptoms should be reviewed by a doctor.

Causes and Risk factors

Most of the vaginal yeast are caused by Candida albicans, yeast that can be treated effectively with standard antifungal agents. Recurrent vaginal fungal infections involving other than Candida albicans that are resistant to standard treatments. Chronic yeast syndrome, a condition in which excess growth of yeast affects the whole body, was not demonstrated in terms medical.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The vaginal fungal infections will resolve themselves without treatment, usually the beginning of menstruation, as it increases vaginal pH decrease causing fungs. There are significant differences between occasional fungal vaginitis, easily treated and recurrent, which seriously affects a womans life. Recurrent fungal vaginitis can be difficult to prevent and treat. Women with recurrent vaginitis should be evaluated in terms of associated medical conditions (such as fungi resistant to treatment, diabetes or hormone therapy) so that its immediate cause may be removed. Fungal vaginitis is not transmitted sexually. However, if women have risk factors for sexually transmitted infections, and increased risk of vaginal yeast infections. Disease that lowers the bodys ability to maintain a normal balance of organisms present in the vagina increases the risk of fungal infections. ...

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