How does vulvovaginitis affect pregnancy?

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Studies show that women who are pregnant and women with diabetes run a higher risk of contracting candidal vulvovaginitis, which is also known as a yeast infection. Candidal vulvovaginitis is caused by an overgrowth of the organism Candida albicans, which can be found in small portions in healthy vaginas. Studies show that an abundance of this organism can be found in pregnant women (especially nearing the end of the third trimester), women taking antibiotics, or women with chronic diseases such as diabetes and AIDS. Treatment for pregnant women who experience symptoms of vulvovaginitis is the same as treatment for non-pregnant women. Studies show that the use of topical medications or corticosteroids during pregnancy does not increase the risk of pregnancy complications. After informing your doctor of other medication you are one, you will be prescribed the best treatment for you during your pregnancy.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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