Robert L. Barbieri, MDEditor in Chief. In preparing for the morning office practice session you notice that two patients with chronic vaginitis have been scheduled back to back in minute slots.
All A-Z health topics. View all pages in this section. Bacterial vaginosis BV is a condition caused by changes in the amount of certain types of bacteria in your vagina.
Recurrent yeast infections can be super frustrating. No matter what you do, they just keep coming back. You know you have a yeast infection if your vagina is constantly burning, itching, and releasing a thick, white, odorless discharge.
All women secrete moisture and mucus from the membranes that line the vagina and cervix. This discharge is clear or slightly milky and may be somewhat slippery or clumpy. When dry, it may be yellowish.
VVC usually is caused by C. Typical symptoms of VVC include pruritus, vaginal soreness, dyspareunia, external dysuria, and abnormal vaginal discharge. None of these symptoms is specific for VVC.
Some people may be susceptible to frequent yeast infections but there are steps you can take to prevent them — if you know what triggers them But there it is again — the maddening itch that signals another vaginal yeast infection. If you have 4 or more vaginal yeast infections a year, you have a chronic yeast infection problem, says Erin Nelson, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders can also cause vaginitis.
Recurrent bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance of the vaginal bacteria normally present in the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition and treatment is available; however, in some women the condition may recur or even become chronic, requiring multiple and sometimes long-term treatments. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when an overgrowth of bacteria normally present in the vagina upsets the natural balance of "good" and harmful bacteria that live in the vagina. In many cases, women with bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms and only discover the condition through a routine pelvic exam.
It has been proposed that some women with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis RVVC develop sensitization to Candida albicans and clinically improve in response to Candida immunotherapy. Here, we report a case series of 12 women diagnosed with chronic vulvovaginal Candida hypersensitivity subsequently treated with Candida immunotherapy and review potential systemic and localized host immune defense mechanisms involved in C. A retrospective review of vulvovaginal Candida hypersensitivity in women who were treated with C.