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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Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I shaved my pubic area recently. I developed razor rashes and have been using Vagisil and Aloe to help. However, today I developed premenstrual symptoms. But this is the first time I have had chills in premenstrual symptoms.Currently, I am on Claratin (Loradatine) tab...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your symptoms suggest vaginitis (vaginal infection), mainly due to a fungal infection. I suggest you keep the area dry and clean, drink a lot of warm water, and t...  Read Full »

Is abdominal pain and foul smell from my vagina due to vaginitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have stomach and abdominal pain for the past seven to eight days. There is also a foul smell from the vagina. I had similar pain during my previous periods and had used homeopathic medicines for the same. Also, I had taken an ultrasound scan three years back. Previously, the pain wou...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for trusting us for your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your symptoms suggest vaginitis, which is mainly due to a fungal infection. I suggest you follow the below treatment: 1. Keep the area clean and dry. 2. Drink a ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from change in urinary frequency. Is it suggestive of an urinary infection?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing very slight itching in my urinary tract. Also noticed that I am having frequent urination. Sometimes urination is fine, but it is only two to three drops at times.  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello Welcome to Your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) suggest that you do not have a urinary tract infection but have vaginitis. Therefore, you may take these antibiotics. 1. Novefos sachet at bedtime with a glass of water (single dose). 2. Syrup Cital (...  Read Full »

I have a tingling sensation near my vagina. Is it UTI with PGAD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 44-year-old female. I have a rather strange thing that I hope you can help me with. About three days ago, I was getting an odd tingling sensation in the area where I think my bladder is. I keep having an orgasm, but I am not thinking about or doing anything sexual. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The symptoms you describe can be related to a bladder infection (cystitis) and vaginitis. At present, I suggest you continue the antibiotics treatment prescribed to you for one week. If symptoms worsen, then a physical examination w...  Read Full »

I have a bump on my vagina, and it is painful. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had UTI two months before and now, I have a very painful bump at the right outer corner of the vagina which makes it difficult to walk and sit. I took antibiotics orally plus Fucidin cream as prescribed by the doctor, saying it could be an infection due to sweat glands. When I start...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis. It is mainly due to fungal infection. Keep the area dry and clean, drink lots of warm water, eat a soft diet, and use antifungal medicine and cream for appl...  Read Full »

Is fluid accumulation in the pouch of Douglas normal?

Query: Hello doctor,My period was due before 23 days, but I did not bleed yet. I did a scan ten days before, and it showed fluid accumulation in the pouch of douglas, and candida growth was detected. I started medications for three days, and I had my periods immediately. But the flow was reduced.My period ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears that you have a pelvic inflammatory disease along with a vaginal infection. The spotting or bleeding could be due to vaginitis. I request you to share the scan reports to help you better. Also, have you done any transvaginal ultrasounds recent...  Read Full »

I have pain during sex, vaginal itching, cheesy-white discharge, and abdominal pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing pain during sex with stomach pain, pain before I fart, bloating, and delayed periods. I consulted a doctor and did an ultrasound. The results show a right-side ovarian cyst measuring 5.3 x 3.3 cm. High vaginal swab result shows scanty staphylococcus infection. I took t...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history, and I can understand your concerns. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis. It is mainly due to fungal infections caused by antibiotics. So, kindly keep the area dry and clean, drink a lot of warm water, maintain a soft diet, a...  Read Full »

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 »

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