Vaginal Infection Facts & Tips Every Woman Should Know

A vaginal infection can be a disturbing and uncomfortable condition. Almost every woman experiences at least one type of vaginal infection through her life. They range from severe to very mild infections, and women are often not aware that they have or had one.

Here are the some of the most common types of vaginal infections:

  • Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • Yeast infections
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Allergies
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Viral vaginitis

These type of infections differ in several ways. They have different symptoms and cause different kinds of irritation and pain.

So what is actually normal?

There are many different normal symptoms that every woman experiences, which have nothing to do with an infection. For example, most women have vaginal discharges. The natural color of a vaginal discharge is transparent or slightly cloudy. Vaginal discharge should not worry you, since it is the natural cleanser of our genital area. Normal vaginal discharge should not have a smell or irritate your vagina. The quantity and feeling of vaginal discharge varies.

If your discharge has a noticeable smell or color, and burn or itches you, it is best that you contact your doctor. The doctor will be able to make a diagnosis and suggest possible treatments for you.

Other symptoms that may signify you need to see your doctor are:

  • Painful or uncomfortable sex
  • Swelling of your vaginal area


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