How do other illnesses affect estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis?

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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 can cause other forms of vulvovaginitis. Also, in women who practice unprotected sex, the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease such as HIV or AIDS is considerable higher. Doctors usually recommend condom usage as well as water-based lubrications instead of oils or petroleum jelly, both of which can reduce condom effectiveness. A case of estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis can also affect the urinary system and cause an increase in urinary tract infections.

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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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