How do other illnesses affect vaginal infections?

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Other illnesses can increase your risk for vaginal infections. For instance, tissue damage from radiation in the pelvic region can leave you susceptible to a vaginal infection. In addition, being bedridden from an illness also can leave women unable to clean their genital area and thus increase the risk for vaginal infection. Infection with pinworms can also lead to vaginal infections. Sexually transmitted diseases appear to raise the risk of bacterial vaginosis, as well.

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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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