Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What is Vaginitis?

Vaginitis  is a condition of inflammation in the vagina, causing  pain, itching, and discharge. Generally occurs due to change the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina or in other words there is an infection. Can also be  due to reduced estrogen levels. Typically after menopause.

Vaginitis  is common is type:
1. Bacterial vaginosis, obtained from the excessive growth of one organism in the vagina
2. Fungal infections, occurred because the fungus Candida albicans
3. Trichomoniasis, caused by the parasite and the sexual activity
4. Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis), due to decreased estrogen levels after menopause

Cause Of
The cause depends on the type of vaginitis is happening.

1. Bacterial vaginosis
Caused by bacterial vaginosis. Usually happens because there is abnormal growth or excess of one organism in the vagina. Women who frequently change partners and who use intrauterine device (IUD) had a greater risk of bacterial vaginosis.

2. Fungal infections
May be caused by a normal environment in the vagina changes. Spurring an overgrowth of yeast (Candida albicans). Fungal infections are not classified as a sexually transmitted infection.

3. Trichomoniasis
Sexually transmitted infections, due to parasites, and often called Trichomonas vaginalis. The organism infects the urinary tract of men, and there are no symptoms. Trichomoniasis infects the woman's vagina.

4. Non-infectious vaginitis
Vaginal sprays, detergents, soaps can cause allergies in the vagina.

Symptoms that occur in vaginitis are:
1. Color change, causing the smell or the amount of fluid
2. itch
3. Feel pain while having sex
4. Urination pain
5. vaginal bleeding

For treatment, compared with its type, namely:

1. Bacterial vaginitis
When seeing a doctor, will generally be given a prescription tablet metronidazole (Flagyl) through the mouth,, metronidazole gel (MetroGel) is how to use them smeared in the vagina,

2. Fungal infections
In treat with antifungal creams or suppositories, such as miconazole (Monistat), clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin) and tioconazole (Vagistat). Fungal infections can also be treated with antifungal drugs, such as fluconazole (Diflucan).

3. Trichomoniasis
Doctors will usually prescribe metronidazole (Flagyl) or (Tindamax) tinidazole tablets.

4. Thinning of the vaginal lining (vaginal atrophy)
Vaginal estrogen in the form of tablets or cream, can effectively treat atrophic vaginitis. These drugs can only be obtained by prescription.

5. Non-infectious vaginitis
To treat this type of vaginitis, please note the source iritasinya and then avoid them. Sources that may cause this type of vaginitis, including a new soap, detergent, sanitary napkins or tampons.

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