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Causes and Symptoms of Vaginitis

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Introduction

Vaginitis is a gynecological disorder that occurs because of yeast or viral infection in vagina or vulva (both are female genitals). It can also occur because of the use of sprays and chemicals in bottom regions of body. Moreover tight clothes or undergarments can also cause vaginitis as they keep the inner organs warm that favors growth of microorganisms.

Causes of Vaginitis

The causes found mainly responsible for vaginitis are:

Pregnancy: The hormonal changes that occurs during pregnancy effects the vaginal pH and leads to production of more starch in blood which is a good nutrient for microorganisms.

Menstruation Cycle: It is also a cause of vaginitis. According to scientists women can suffer from vaginitis soon after her menstruation cycle.

Antibiotics: Candida is a bacterium that lives in vagina along with lactobacilli bacteria. There is no such problem if there is a balance between populations of these bacteria. But intake of antibiotics like tetracycline and ampicillin for treating vaginal infections can kill lactobacilli. This allows Candida bacteria to multiply out of control due to which vaginitis can occur.

Diabetes: If you are suffering from diabetes then it increases the chances of vaginitis disorder because presence of extra sugar in urine and vagina acts as a nutrient for microorganisms to grow, that can cause vaginal infections like vaginitis.

Steroids: Steroids and other medicines taken for treatment of various medical illnesses can decrease the efficiency of immune system thereby allowing the microorganisms to grow out of control.

Stress: According to scientists there is no direct relation between stress and vaginitis but some women complains that inflammation or irritation in vagina increases during stressful moments.

Symptoms of Vaginitis

The mojor symptoms observed in the patients of vaginitis are :

•  Abnormal discharges from vagina is the main symptom of vaginitis..

•  In Bacterial Vaginitis - Burning or itching sensation in both vagina and vulva without showing any redness; Discharge of watery fluid from vagina having unpleasant smell. It is yellow or grayish in color and heavier than normal.

•  In Yeast Vaginitis: A thick white discharge from vagina. The patient also feels itching. There are signs of redness also

•  In parasitic infections in parasitical vaginitis a women suffer from pain in vagina and vulva after urination. There is a discharge of watery fluid from vagina having unpleasant odor. It is of yellow or gray color.

   

 

 

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