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 have irritation on my inner vaginal lips, tiny bumps, and dryness. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of irritation on the inner lips near my vagina, it feels like cuts almost, and I believe it is due to sex. I can see the tiniest bumps on my inner lips as well, but I am not sure if those are just vaginal glands. What could be the cause of vaginal dryness?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be minor vaginal trauma, injury during sex, sexually transmitted infection, pelvic infection, infective lesion, abscess, or wart. Take one high vaginal swab to check for any infection or infective organism. Observe for any local bleeding in case of trauma. I...  Read Full »

I am suffering from vaginal discomfort, including itching and runny, foul-smelling discharge. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from vaginal discomfort, including itchiness and discharge that is runny and smells bad. Itches in the vagina are very worse at night. Levonorgestrel was discontinued two months ago to try to get conceived. However, I took a recent prenatal blood test, human immunodeficiency vir...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me your complete history. When have you taken sexually transmitted infection tests? You can have treatment if you only had a high vaginal swab recently. I suggest you take a tablet of Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily and a Metronidazole 400 mg eight hours f...  Read Full »

Why am I having a burning sensation and irritation in my vagina, which does not subside despite taking medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from irritation and a burning sensation in and around my vagina for the past few weeks. I consulted a doctor who diagnosed me with chlamydia. I also took a two-tablet dose of Azithromycin (antibiotic), but the burning and itchiness went away for a day but kept com...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Do a high vaginal swab to check which organism is causing it. 2. Do urinalysis and urine culture tests. 3. Follow strict personal hygiene. 4. Wear so...  Read Full »

I have a tingling and burning sensation in my vagina. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, My vagina had been tingling and burning for the past few weeks. It had always hurt to have sex, even if we used lube. The pain comes and goes and even radiates to my anal region. I have gotten checked for STDs, and they came out negative. What could it be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Pain during sex could be due to endometriosis. So, I suggest you get a vaginal swab to exclude any chronic sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and a transvaginal scan for any local pelvic pathology. I suggest y...  Read Full »

I have not had a good period flow for the past six months and have a foul-smelling discharge. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old and a virgin. I have not had a good period flow for the past six months. Six months ago, I got my periods, which lasted only two days. Then for two months, I did not have my period, and three months back, I had my period but no bleeding; only my vaginal discharge was bri...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems to be due to a mixed infection. Clean the vagina with vaginal wash regularly. Use Clingen vaginal tablets (Clindamycin and Clotrimazole) on your vagina one dosage per day. Take capsule Itraconazole 200 mg, one dosage per day. Also, t...  Read Full »

Why is my vagina itchy, foul-smelling, and painful while peeing?

Query: Hello doctor, There has been itchiness in my vagina for the past few months. My vagina hurts when I pee, and it also has a bad smell. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are suffering from a sexually transmitted infection causing the smell. So, I suggest you the following instructions mentioned below. 1. Avoid using antifungal cream as recurrent use can danger the ...  Read Full »

I have a smelly discharge after menstruation and menstrual cramps. What could be the cause, and which medications would help me overcome the cramps?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a smelly discharge after my menstruation for three days and, now I feel menstrual cramps. I only take vitamins like sodium ascorbate, spirulina, and ferrous sulfate. Can you prescribe a medication that reduces cramps during my menstruation?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on your symptoms, you mostly have an infection in the uterus or cervical or vaginal area. However, I suggest you get a high vaginal swab culture and sensitivity test to confirm the diagnosis. I am suggesting certain medications to tre...  Read Full »

My vagina appears red and itchy, with bumps inside. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My vagina is dry and itchy inside. It appears red, and there seem to be bumps inside. I think I had a yeast infection a month ago that lasted a while. I am currently taking Sprintec. I had taken Fluconazole earlier for the complaint.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history provided, it may be Candidal vulvovaginitis, a fungal infection affecting the vaginal and private areas. It appears due to multiple factors, including: Spread from an infected person during sexual activities due to weaken...  Read Full »

I have a clumpy white discharge in my vagina without itching or irritation. What is causing this?

Query: Hi doctor,My vaginal opening is white (which was never before) and it seems to keep producing discharge. I am not taking any medication and I do not have a medical history. What is happening? I do not experience itching or irritation at all, but the discharge is weird somehow, it is clumpy.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better to take a high vaginal swab to check the organisms causing discharge. There are some organisms present in the vagina that are not harmful but some infective organisms can cause harm, irritation, and itching in the vagina. These are due to some infective vir...  Read Full »

How to get rid of vaginal odor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and I have been diagnosed with PCOS. I have a drooping bladder and I cannot take this smell. My vagina stays dry and sex is painful and hurting. I have the sex drive of an 80-year-old instead of a person in their 20’s. Also, my husband’s semen interferes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like you are struggling with a lot of medical conditions. But the good news is that all of these are easily treatable. Do not worry. PCOS is treated depending on the symptoms. If you are overweight you need to stick to a diet plan, exercise and manage stress t...  Read Full »

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