Vaginal pessaries are soft removable devices that are usually made out of silicone and are used for the management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urine incontinence. The types of vaginal pessary are ring, Gehrung, Gellhorn, and cube.
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What treatment can I take for thrush during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 weeks pregnant and have intense itching in the vagina. I assume this is thrush. It started two weeks ago. So, I used a pessary and cream and things improved. About five days later, it got worse again. So, I repeated the pessary and cream treatment. Things again improved but fou... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The test to be done is the high vaginal swab culture test (HVS) which can help isolate the causative organism and then the treatment should be directed towards the cause. The presence of itching and white discharge per vaginam do indicate thrush, but you have to und... Read Full »
Should I be concerned about my vaginal pain in the third trimester of pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from vaginal pain in the third trimester of my pregnancy. This is my first child. I have taken iron and vitamin supplements. Is it normal or do I need to consult a doctor? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are already in the 36th week of pregnancy. If there is a pain in the bony area, I suggest you take extra calcium 1000 mg tablet or increase the intake of milk and milk products. Do you have any discharge from the vagina or vaginal itching, burning, or any urinary... Read Full »
Why do I get a yeast infection every time I have sex with my fiance?
Query: Hello doctor, Why is it that every time I have sex with my fiance, I get a yeast infection? Please help. I am scared of having sex now because of the irritation, itching, and discharge I have later. What can I do to solve this problem? Are there any creams or tablets that I can take? And is this a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have developed a yeast infection after having intercourse, then it is likely that it has been transferred to you by your partner. He needs to be treated with antifungal medication after getting a urethral culture done to confirm the infection. At present, y... Read Full »
Will accidentally applying hand sanitizer on pessary affect the vagina?
Query: Hi doctor, I accidentally put hand sanitizer on my pessary instead of a lubricant. I cleaned my vagina, and there is no burning or irritation. Now I am wondering what else I should do? Please guide me. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Please tell me, how many hours back did this happen? Which lubricant do you use? How much quantity of hand sanitizer did you put? I am sure you would have removed the pessary after you rea... Read Full »
What is the reason for having excessive white vaginal discharge?
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting excessive white discharge out of my vagina. It is leaving white streaks in my innerwear. It has has a minor yeast smell. But, I do not feel itchy or burning sensation. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had given a few more details like your age, menstrual cycle, any other medical problems and sexual history. I will give the list of possibilities and their management here. It is most probably a candida infection, thick white curdy di... Read Full »
Is Flagystatin vaginal pessary safe during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Flagystatin pessary for the past ten days. They said it is pregnancy safe. I took a pregnancy test today, and it was positive. Could it be a false positive, or the urine will not be affected by the medication discharge? It is so confusing. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Mam, the tablet is actually safe in pregnancy, meaning you can take it even during pregnancy. This drug does not prevent pregnancy. It is not a birth control pill. So, you might have been pregnant already, and that is ur... Read Full »
How to cure itchy vagina and yellowish-white odorless discharge?
Query: Hi doctor, I got married a few months back. I have yellowish-white, odorless discharge. It leaves stain and itches quite a bit. I noticed something weird, and after intercourse, my husband could see something similar around his genitals. And that is itchy too. I tried using Abzorb antifungal powder... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, this is a genital infection. This is not the same that occurs before sexual exposure, as that is not yellow or itchy. These two feature makes infection as the source. It is usually seen as a genital or urinary infection in males, which is not always ... Read Full »
How are itchy bumps on the vagina treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried female. From last one year, I have been suffering from vaginal infection. A few small bumps have grown inside the skin of the vagina. Sometimes, I feel itching inside it. I am sexually active with my fiance. I have consulted a specialist. She told me due t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a contact dermatitis superadded on the warts. Use Panderm cream (combination of Ornidazole, Clobetasol, Terbinafine and Ofloxacin) on the affected area twice a day for 15 days. Also, put Clingen forte vaginal pessary (combination of Clotrimazole, ... Read Full »
Kindly suggest the treatment for vaginal fungal infection.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I am sexually inactive for a year now. I am having some issues with my body parts. I had a film around my clitoris that came back often after washing it. In the past few days, I have been experiencing yeast infection symptoms. So today I got an over-the-counter medicati... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fungal vaginal pessary usually dissolves intravaginal. You may experience some vaginal discharge mixed whitish fluid which can be candidial infection and also some amount of dissolved medication. I suggest you to wash yourself with alkaline vaginal wash and then re... Read Full »
Why do I severe vaginal itching in the night?
Query: Hi doctor, For the past few weeks, I have had severe vaginal itching. It goes on all night and sometimes during the day. I have not slept properly for the past few weeks. I have not experienced this level of itching before and for such a long time. Once this started, I used Lactacyd to alleviate the... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have developed vaginal moniliasis, a type of fungal infection. If you are sexually active, then your partner also needs to be treated or else the infection will relapse. If you are not sexually active, then you should do the following with your doctor co... Read Full »