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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I notice a few tiny bumps in my vaginal area after intercourse. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a question about some pain and bumps that I have noticed on my vagina. I had rough sex with my fiance a few days ago, and he is fairly large, and it always hurts, but this time more than the others. I noticed a few bumps on my vaginal area, they are not itchy but pink and have a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be bacterial vaginosis. Or other vaginal infection or some cyst may be. For that, I have to examine you first. So for that consult nearby. Doctor will see the type and nature of the discharge and bump around the vagina and will send discharge for examination if ...  Read Full »

I get a musty smell even after having shower. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am in the eighth grade I take a shower every day I rinse with apple cider vinegar once a week, but whenever I start moving around a lot, this musty smell starts coming from down there I am also a majorette the smell is not so bad the whole room can smell it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Probably you got an infection in your vagina because of using of vinegar. It might have resulted in removing healthy bugs from there which usually fight against infection and germs. So I would suggest you to stop using vinegar at first place and then take tablet Metr...  Read Full »

Why do I have vaginal pain after fingering?

Query: Hi, I was fingering my pussy, now it is burning a lot and I feel like scratching it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not scratch. Use Ointment Vagisil locally. Also you can use V-wash for routine daily wash of your private part. If you scratch, it will increase and will cause more discomfort. Hope it helps. If the problem persists, consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --...  Read Full »

What causes recurrent enterococcus fecalis in semen analysis?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a semen analysis done two months ago and they found enterococcus faecalis. What causes this? Urologist put me on Amoxicillin and a month later a 2nd analysis showed the bacteria had gone. Just recently they did a fertility test since I am family planning and everything looked go...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. First of all, why did you have a semen analysis done? For what complaints? Enterococcus fecalis is very rare and may suggest contamination. If other parameters like count, motility, etc., are fine then it is nothing to worry. About round cells...  Read Full »

What is the white yellowish painful spot in my vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a white yellowish spot in my vagina that is pretty painful and has been there for three days. I am sexually active, but have been with the same partner for three months and am only recently experiencing these symptoms. I am also tender on both sides of my pelvis but that could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to ask a few questions if you want to answer those. Is it painful? Any discharge from this point? Any bleeding? Is there any history of injury over there? Any fever? Or anything similar anywhere else over the body? As it more likely seems to me as somet...  Read Full »

Is Augmentin 625 safe to take during the third week of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am three weeks pregnant, and I am suffering from a chest infection. So an ENT specialist doctor prescribed Augmentin 625 tablet. I wanted to know if it is safe to use this antibiotic, as I am pregnant.  Read Full »

Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) is a category B drug, which otherwise means it is very safe in pregnancy. I suggest taking it along with Cetirizine 10 mg at night if you sneeze a lot. Also, do warm saline gargling if you have a sore throat. For further quer...  Read Full »

Why Does My Vaginal Opening Feel Lumpy And A Bit Swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I have noticed that my vaginal opening feels lumpy and possibly a bit swollen, and I am panicking. It does not hurt, and it is not raw or itchy either. Please help me put my mind at ease.   Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? At this young age of 18 years, I do not see any reason for you to get tensed. The vaginal wall is full of folds called vaginal rugosity, so this may be felt as lumps, which need no treatment. As you do not have any itching or soreness, infection is ru...  Read Full »

How to make sure that I am suffering from toxic shock syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor,I am on new birth control (NuvaRing) and getting some discomfort. When I looked up the side effects of the birth control, it said that all my symptoms could be toxic shock syndrome. I am currently on Doxycycline and Wellbutrin. How can I be sure about the syndrome?  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me first tell you to just relax. If you really had toxic shock syndrome, as the name suggests you will have toxic features and admitted to the hospital with shock. May be your body is not reacting normally to this method. If so, just remove the ring immediate...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant despite vaginal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I am suffering from a vaginal infection. I want to get pregnant. Is it safe and possible for me after treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Alison A. Rodriguez

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are different kinds of vaginal infections. The most common are yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. They are easy to treat most of the time and should not alter your ability to get pregnant. These types of infections can also occur during pregnancy and can...  Read Full »

I am sexually active. Why is there a bad smell coming from vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I am active in sex with no protection. Before three months, I had a boyfriend who had two other girls. They also have sex. I was there during every weekday and the other girl every weekend. And then, I had a new boyfriend. We had unprotected sex also. Then two weeks later, I met a guy...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have contracted a vaginal infection and need to take a course of antibiotics. Your current partner also needs to take the medicines, otherwise, the infection will be recurrent. If you are in a flexible sexual relationship, kindly use condoms, it greatly reduc...  Read Full »

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