Advertisement

What are the treatment options for female genital problems?

There are a variety of treatment options for female genital problems. In some cases, no medical treatment may be necessary—women may simply avoid sex and relieve symptoms with home remedies like bathing or cool compresses. In other cases, especially for yeast infections or other minor bacterial infections, over-the-counter medications may be useful. For more severe infections or sexually-transmitted diseases, prescription medications such as antibiotics may be needed. If cancer is the cause of female genital problems, more extensive treatment—ranging from surgery to radiation therapy—may be necessary.

To manage female genital problems on a daily basis, it's important to talk to your doctor about treatment options. Follow your doctors' advice regarding over-the-counter or prescription medications. It's also very important to continue practicing good hygiene, which includes washing your genital area with mild soap and drying thoroughly. Wear loose-fitting clothes to prevent the genital area from becoming more irritated. If you've been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, it's important to avoid sex until you've completed treatment. You should also notify any sex partners of your diagnosis so that they can be tested and treated if necessary.

Continue Learning about Female Reproductive System Disorders

What are the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?
Johnston-Willis Hospital - HCA VirginiaJohnston-Willis Hospital - HCA Virginia
The symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse include the following: a feeling of pressure in the vaginal ar...
More Answers
What are obliterative techniques?
UCLA HealthUCLA Health
Obliterative techniques are the simplest operative techniques for pelvic organ prolapse. There are a...
More Answers
Is pelvic organ prolapse serious?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Though often bothersome, pelvic organ prolapse usually is not serious. Some patients do not even hav...
More Answers
What are mixed androgen and estrogen secreting tumors?
American Association of Endocrine SurgeonsAmerican Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Androgen secreting tumors cause a virilizing (masculinizing) syndrome. For boys, they can lead to ea...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.