Vaginal Infection

Vaginal infection or vaginitis results in symptoms like vaginal itching, increased vaginal discharge, pain during sex, pain on urination, and spotting. Vaginal infection can be caused by bacteria yeast, parasite, and irritants.

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Can you please suggest a permanent solution for my vaginal yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 31-year-old female with a weight of 62 kgs and a height of 5'5 ft. I have been facing an issue of vaginal yeast infection since I got typhoid with urine infection before three years. Since then, it has been recurring every two to three months. Usually, it normalizes after a few days...  Read Full »


Dr. Nisha Marhatta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problems. Recurrent yeast infection might need prolonged therapy with antifungals. You can send me details of the previous treatment you have taken to guide you further for treatment. Meanwhile, I suggest vaginal probiotics (locally available at the dr...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex and developed itching with green discharge in my private area. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female, and I have noticed green discharge and a bit of itching in my private areas. I had unprotected sex a few months back, saw a doctor a couple of weeks after because I had a green discharge for the first time. He gave me antifungal medicines to be placed in the v...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and please tell me if you have any odor associated with this discharge? Also, please tell me if there is any rash or...  Read Full »

I am worried about the reddish spot present around my vagina after using a new soap. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using a new soap for a couple of days, and I recently discovered this little reddish spot around my vagina. I have never had this problem before. I am freaking out. It is like a rash, but they do not itch, hurt, or burn. I have not been to my gynecologist in the last three...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). First of all, do not panic. It is good that you have done all your routine checkups, and all are good. First of all, stop using the new soap for cleaning private parts, especially ...  Read Full »

I have a slight on and off vaginal itching after my periods. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I usually have a slight on and off vaginal itching after my periods, for which I consulted a doctor. She advised me to take two tablets of Candiforce 200 and it stopped. However, these days I still have light vaginal itching on and off. My period date is on the 28th. Kindly help as I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do a high vaginal swab (HVS) to rule out any infection as it will also tell you which medicines will suit you. Follow up with the report. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-onlin...  Read Full »

I had a vasectomy, still, my girlfriend has pink discharge and pregnancy symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend just got out of birth control after me having a vasectomy (two months post operation). She has very irregular periods (30-40 days long cycles) since she stopped birth control three months ago (been using condoms). This month she had huge pain before and during ovulation. Sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. With the use of barrier contraceptives, like a condom, the chances of getting pregnant are very less. The light pinkish spotting can be due to hormonal imbalance, vaginal infection, or cervical erosion. I need...  Read Full »

I have severe period pain. Will partial hysterectomy help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female. Why does the area, which I believe is my ovaries, hurt when I stretch? The pain would be in both the left and right side. When I sit down for a long time or when I defecate, it hurts a lot in the area. During my periods, why do my legs go numb? Every month aroun...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history you have given, it sounds like something is affecting the neuromuscular area on both sides at the pelvic or may I say the deep groin area. If I may further explain, the uterus is 7 cm long muscular structure, which is being held in position, folded o...  Read Full »

What does vaginal bleeding during the sixth week of pregnancy mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 6 weeks pregnant. From last two days, I am having light bleeding. I could see the bleeding when I clean the area with a tissue, but I do not see any bleeding in the sanitary pad. Yesterday I got an ultrasound, and it showed pregnancy sac and a fetus with heartbeats. The doctor said t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frankly speaking, the bleeding is not normal, and obviously, this carries a higher risk for miscarriage or demise of the fetus. Your ultrasound also showed subnormal growth of the fetus. Now you are apprehensive and want to know whether this can be managed, and bleedi...  Read Full »

My wife and myself have some itchy white spots in our private parts. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itchy white spots on my penis from last two days. When I rub the spots, it seems the skin is peeling off. It started after having sexual intercourse with my wife, and she also has some white itchy spots on her vagina. Both of us got the same problem a couple of times in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need pictures of these spots for better diagnosis. But as per your complaint, there are two things which can be considered. A fungal infection, it is common in young diabetic patients. I would suggest you and your wife try taking the following. Fluka (Fluconazole) 15...  Read Full »

What causes itching and irritation in the vaginal area?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a lot of itching and irritation in the vaginal area. I observed a slight itching sensation in the vagina starting from the last week. Day by day, it irritates me a lot. Please help me to prevent this. I am not under any medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching and irritation around the vaginal area could be due to vaginal yeast infection, bacterial infection or urinary infection or poor hygiene, or contact dermatitis (to clothes or panties). You could try the following methods to reduce these symptoms: 1) Do not ...  Read Full »

Is COVID vaccine contraindicated during a vaginal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 60 kgs and a height of 5'5 feet. I have a recurrent vaginal yeast infection, and it started five months ago. I even consulted the doctor, and she prescribed tablet Diflucan one dose 150 mg. A vaginal swap report also proved the infection. Sym...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. We should treat vaginal yeast infection properly with appropriate medications. You said that you stopped the medications due to the fear of their adverse effects on kidneys. Your doctor would have suggested the medication considering al...  Read Full »

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