Vaginal infections

17:01 - 27 April , 2021

Disease

What is Vaginal infections?

They are diseases that attack the female reproductive system, that is, the vagina, affecting women of all ages, whether they are sexually active or not.

Symptoms

Some women may not have symptoms, but the most common are: 
  • Different vaginal discharge from normal.
  • Burning when urinating.
  • Vaginal irritation, burning, and odor.
  • Pain or irritation when urinating or having sex.
  • Irregular bleeding.
Types of vaginal infections: There are four common types of infections that can affect women at any age and stage of their reproductive cycle:
  • Vaginal yeast infection.
  • Bacterial vaginosis.
  • Chlamydia
  • Trichomoniasis.

Prevention:

To avoid a vaginal infection, it is important that you know your body and take care of it according to your needs. But we recommend:
  • Deep clean your vagina and dry it well. 
  • Avoid douching and using chemical soaps.
  • Do not wear tight clothing.
  • Underwear should be cotton, avoid synthetic fibers. 
  • Have safe and protected sex.

Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment depends on the cause of the infection. You will be asked for the relevant studies to define and eliminate the cause of vaginal infection through antibiotics or antifungals, either orally or vaginally.  At ABC Medical Center we have a team of experts in the various branches of gynecology ready to serve you with world-class quality and safety standards, as well as the humane treatment and warmth that characterizes us. Come to us and you will receive the best care available in Mexico and Latin America. We are pioneers in gynecologic laparoscopy, which allows us to offer you the best treatment options, with shorter hospitalization times, as well as a faster and less painful recovery, taking care of the aesthetic aspect with smaller scars than open surgeries. We offer you robot-assisted gynecologic surgeries, being an even less invasive and more precise procedure that provides benefits such as: 20% of the total robot surgeries of ABC Medical Center correspond to this specialty, which places us as a cutting-edge institution with vast experience and leadership in the field for the benefit of our patients.

Fuentes: 

  • medlineplus.gov
  • mayoclinic.org
  • msdmanulas.com
  • healthyline.com
  • medigraphic.com
  • Vázquez MAC, Domenech CIO, Ayala RI, et al. Diagnóstico y prevalencia de las infecciones vaginales en el Hospital General de Huambo, Angola. Cuba y Salud. 2018;13(Suppl: 1):306-309.
  • Santana SC, Vicet GM, Viñas SL, et al. Comportamiento del síndrome de flujo vaginal en mujeres atendidas en un Centro Médico de Diagnóstico Integral. Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología. 2018;44(4):1-11.
  • Mora ASÁ. Microbiota y disbiosis vaginal. Revista Médica Sinergia. 2019;4(01):3-13.

						
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