Inflammation of the vagina, commonly due to infection, is called vaginitis. It results in vaginal pain, itching, redness, or burning, pain during sex, dysuria, and fishy odor from the vagina. Bacterial infection, antibiotics use, and menopause are some of the causes.

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How to treat postmenopausal vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52 years old female, who weighs 75 kg, and I am 152 cm tall. I have postmenopausal vaginal discharge with a fair amount of red spots. What could be the cause? I had my menopause 1.5 years back, and I have type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and asymptomatic cholelithiasis from l...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Jagdish Yadav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First, D and C (dilation and curettage) with cervical biopsy with acetic acid or Lugol's iodine should be done as you have postmenopausal spotting with thickened endometrium of 9 mm, with ass...  Read Full »

What are the causes of decreased libido in women?

Query: Hi doctor, Ever since I got married, I had no feeling during the foreplay, and my vagina is too tight, and my husband cannot insert the penis into the vagina. The vagina is not getting opened completely, and also vagina width is small, and my intercourse feelings are entirely zero. I Had chest pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Srikanth

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to ask a few questions: 1) Do you have a lot of pain during penetration? 2) Do you have any other congenital conditions? You said chest pain since childhood 3) Are you using any medication for any medical condition? Get back to me with the details for further fo...  Read Full »

How do I get relieved from vulvovaginal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I am not diagnosed with any pre-existing condition. I have been suffering from a fungal infection in my vulvar and groin region for almost two months. Initially, it only affected the vulvar region, but now it spread to the inner thighs and connected buttock are...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send a picture of the affected area if possible. Also, mention if there is any vaginal discharge?  Read Full »

Why am I having pain during sex and urination after Fluconazole treatment for thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to a doctor because I had symptoms of vaginal thrush, itchiness, and sometimes white discharge. My fiance also had an itchy dick so I thought he had thrush as well. I got prescribed Fluconazole for it and he used a cream for it. Both our symptoms went away so we had sex four da...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A single Fluconazole pill does not treat the thrush completely. As you had painful sex and blood thereafter accompanied with painful urine, indicates that you have developed thrush associated vaginitis, which needs to be treated with both antifungals and antibiotics ...  Read Full »

Why do I get vaginal itching with smelly discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am having a genital itch for over a week already. I have a partner who is also experiencing itch, redness, and scaling. Before the itch, I notice white thick discharge, and then the itchiness came with brownish smelly discharge. I previously had UTI before...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably you are having fungal vaginitis. You should wear cotton panties and clean your genital area with Savlon in a glass of water after every urination. Both of you required treatment.  Read Full »

Can expired condoms hurt and cause vaginal soreness?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week I had sex with a guy with expired condoms. I saw the packets only after sex and found that they are expired. Is this a problem? Could I be pregnant? Also, I am not sure if this is linked or not but three days ago, I had a really sore, stinging and itchy vagina. I have had t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the condom is expired it means it may break easily if it has not had breach then it is as safe as normal condoms. According to your information, three months have passed after this incident and during these three months did you had normal periods? Normal period me...  Read Full »

Why are there pain and discomfort during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I have been having sex with my fiance for three years. He is the one who took my virginity but almost every time we have sex there is this pain and discomfort feeling. And after it hurts to pee like a discomfort feeling and it gets easier throughout the day but t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms point towards UTI or vaginitis. To differentiate, you must undergo urine routine/microscopy, urine culture, and swab culture of vaginal secretion. For symptomatic relief, you need to drink lots of water (additional 3 to 4 litres/day) along with cranberr...  Read Full »

I have vaginal rashes and blood in urine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am noticing slight blood drops while urinating since last 2 to 3 days and irritation in the vagina. I noticed rashes on the left wall of the vaginal opening and seems to pain slightly while urinating. Please suggest the remedy. I have been consuming cital syrup on suggestions by a p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If there is no burning sensation while urination or there is an increased frequency of urine accompanied with red urine then unlikely that you have a urinary tract infection, instead you are likely to be suffering from vaginitis. Please get a high vaginal swab and a ur...  Read Full »

Why is there itching inside the vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a feeling of little itching inside my vagina. I noticed something weird inside.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concern. It could be due to vaginitis caused by fungal and bacterial infection. You can take antifungal and antibiotics for the same. Keep the area dry and clean and drink a lot of warm water and eat lots of vegetable...  Read Full »

Will you suggest some good medicine to get quick relief from vaginal infection?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from vaginal infection. She continuously scratches her vagina. She went to a doctor and got tablet Forcan 150 mg, Hhzole cream, tablet Dazit 5 mg and Hhlevo 5 mg. Still she is suffering a lot. Please suggest some good medicine for quick relief. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your wife seems to be suffering from vaginal candidiasis or in simple terms fungal infection which presents as vaginal itching and thick white curdy discharge from vagina. She has already been prescribed Fluconazole 150 mg and local application of Clotrimazole cream ...  Read Full »

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