Vaginitis, which manifests itself with discharge, itching and pain, can occur for many different reasons such as the use of polyester underwear, swimming in the sea and pool, washing the inside of the vagina, the use of hygiene products that will disrupt the vaginal flora, and uncontrolled diabetes. Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Op. Dr. Fatih Adanacıoğlu talks about the causes of vaginitis.
Today, the incidence of vaginitis in women is increasing day by day due to both socio-economic factors and the increasing use of antibiotics. Many women have problems due to vaginitis. Vaginitis, which is defined as inflammation of the vagina that can cause discharge, itching and pain, usually occurs due to a change in the normal vaginal flora balance or an infection. However, decreasing estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders can also cause vaginitis. Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Op. Dr. Fatih Adanacıoğlu, pregnancy, hormonal changes such as birth control pills or menopause, multiple partners, getting a sexually transmitted infection, using underwear such as polyester that will cause sweating and moistening of the genital area, swimming in the sea and pool, washing the inside of the vagina, frequent He states that reasons such as menstruation, use of hygiene products that will disrupt the vaginal flora, uncontrolled diabetes, insulin resistance and use of unhealthy condoms increase the risk of developing vaginitis.
If you have these symptoms, watch out!
Kiss. Dr. Adanacıoğlu says that changes in the color, odor or amount of discharge in the vagina, itching or irritation, painful urination, slight vaginal bleeding or spotting, and pain during intercourse are symptoms of vaginitis. Stating that the characteristics of the vaginal discharge can show the type of vaginitis, Op. Dr. Adanacıoğlu explains the way to understand which infection you have as follows: “A grayish-white, foul-smelling discharge may develop in bacterial vaginosis. The odor, which is often described as a fishy odor, may be more pronounced after sexual intercourse. The main symptom of a fungal infection is itching, but a white, thick discharge resembling cottage cheese may also appear. It can also cause fungal skin rashes. The sexually transmitted infection called Trichomoniasis can cause a greenish yellow, sometimes foamy discharge. It also increases women's risk of contracting other sexually transmitted infections. Non-infectious vaginitis is manifested by irritation. Vaginal sprays, douches, perfumed soaps, scented detergents and spermicidal products can cause an allergic reaction, while foreign objects in the vagina such as tissue paper or forgotten tampons can also irritate the vaginal tissues. Atrophic vaginitis (menopausal genitourinary syndrome) causes vaginal irritation, burning and dryness.
If you have fever, chills and pain, consult a doctor.
One of the experts at DoktorTakvimi.com, Op. Dr. Fatih Adanacıoğlu says that if a person has an unpleasant vaginal odor, discharge or itching, fever, chills or pelvic pain, it is absolutely necessary to consult a doctor. Reminding that if the person has more than one sexual partner or has recently had a new partner, he may have acquired a sexually transmitted infection. Dr. Adanacıoğlu underlines that some sexually transmitted infections have signs and symptoms similar to your fungal infection or bacterial vaginosis.