- Q How does bacterial vulvovaginitis affect the body?
Bacterial vulvovaginitis occurs when there is an abundance of certain "bad" bacteria in the body. The vagina normally houses a number of different bacteria, including "good" bacteria that produce chemicals such as H2O2. Symptoms of bacterial... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect vulvovaginitis?
A yeast infection is another name for the type of vulvovaginitis caused by an infection of Candida fungus. Vulvovaginitis can also be caused by several sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea or trichomonas vaginitis. An infection of trichomonas... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis?
Symptoms of estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis are caused by the thinning, or atrophy, of vaginal tissues. This makes the vagina more prone to infection. This means that a woman has a greater chance for an overgrowth of vaginal yeast or bacterial, which... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect nonspecific vulvovaginitis?
Nonspecific vulvovaginitis mostly occurs from a lack of hygiene which causes an infection in the vagina. It is most commonly diagnosed in adolescents who have not reached puberty. Unexplained and frequent cases of nonspecific vulvovaginitis may indicate... Full Answer
- Q How does nonspecific vulvovaginitis affect the body?
Depending on the contributing factors that cause nonspecific vulvovaginitis, it can affect your body in different ways. In most cases of nonspecific vulvovaginitis, an infection of bacteria can spread to the skin due to vigorous itching. It is also... Full Answer
- Q What is the rate of incidence for nonspecific vulvovaginitis?
Nonspecific vulvovaginitis and other vaginal infections can be quite common in women of all ages, though it is most frequently diagnosed in girls who have not yet reached puberty. This occurs because the causes of vulvovaginitis are varied and involve a... Full Answer
- Q Does nonspecific vulvovaginitis affect children differently than adults?
Adolescent girls who have not reached puberty have an increased risk for developing nonspecific vulvovaginitis. The reasons for this is that they have not yet developed pubic hair, adequate amounts of estrogen, or fat on their labia (vaginal lips) to... Full Answer
- Q How are vaginal infections diagnosed?
Your doctor can tell a lot about your vaginal infection by asking about your symptoms and looking at your health history. A pelvic exam may be done. A sample of the vaginal discharge can be analyzed microscopically to confirm the diagnosis. If a sexually... Full Answer
- Q How is nonspecific vulvovaginitis diagnosed?
If you are unsure in any way what could be causing your symptoms, consult your doctor or gynecologist as soon as possible. Your doctor will perform a pelvic exam to check for symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, or redness. You may also be asked... Full Answer
- Q How is trichomonal vulvovaginitis diagnosed?
In order to diagnose a case of trichomonal vulvovaginitis, doctors will do a physical examination and test a sample of fluid from either the vagina or penis. In the physical examination, your doctor will check for symptoms of trichomonal... Full Answer