Almost all women experience minor vaginal problems from time to time which can be related to menstrual cycles, sex, infection, birth control methods, aging, medicines, or changes after pregnancy. The first sign of a vaginal problem is a change in the normal vaginal discharge. Going frequently to urinate or having a burning feeling when you urinate is also a symptom of a vaginal problem.
There are several conditions that may cause a change in the normal vaginal discharge which includes:
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It is also known as candidiasis. It occurs when the balance of bacteria and yeast changes and causes intense itching, swelling, and irritation.
A bacteria called as lactobacillus keeps the vagina slightly acidic so bad types of bacteria don't grow well. However, if the lactobacillus levels drop, more bad bacteria move in, and you can get bacterial vaginosis.
It is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite which causes foul-smelling vaginal discharge, genital itching, and painful urination.
It causes warts in various parts of the body and also causes cervical cancers. It occurs when the virus enters your body through a cut, abrasion or small tear in the skin.
It is the inflammation and irritation of the cervix, and its symptoms are similar to vaginitis which is vaginal discharge, itching, and pain during intercourse. It is caused by a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.
It is defined as an infection of the female reproductive organs which occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from the vagina to the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Its symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis, fever, painful urination, pain or bleeding during intercourse, and heavy vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor. It is caused by many types of bacteria, but gonorrhea or chlamydia infections are the most common.
In this condition, the bladder, uterus and or bowel protrudes into the vagina. It causes symptoms such as a sensation of a vaginal lump, constipation, and difficulty emptying the bowel or bladder.
Ovarian cysts develop on one of the ovaries, and many women will develop at least one cyst during their lifetime. Cysts are painless and cause no symptoms. Cysts are defined as a fluid-filled sac.
In this condition, women have chronic vulvar pain with no known cause. There are two types of Vulvodynia:
It is a condition in which there is a pain in different areas of the vulva at different times.
It is a condition in which there is a pain in one area of the vulva.
Treatment of a female genital problem depends on the cause of the problem, the severity of the symptoms and overall health condition. Concern your gynecologist if any symptoms related to genital problems occur.