Vaginal Itchiness, Burning, Discharge, Vaginal Infection Testing

Abnormal vaginal itching or burning along with discharge and or pelvic pain could be concerning and uncomfortable. There are many reasons why women experience different infections in the vaginal area. These symptoms often indicate a yeast infection, but there may be other gynecological problems needing your attention.

Approximately 75% of the women between the ages of 15 – 44 experience bacterial vaginosis (an infection caused by bacterial overgrowth) in their lifetime.

At Trust Women’s Healthcare, we house a team of specialists with exceptional knowledge in female genital infections. We understand how difficult it can be for some people to discuss genital concerns with their doctor. This is why all of our specialists and supporting staff are trained to provide safe, reassuring, and efficient care in a comfortable setting. Additionally, our specialists are committed to listening to your concerns and responding respectfully and professionally.

Symptoms of Vaginal Infections

The following symptoms usually characterize vaginal or yeast infections:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Abnormally colored discharge (Yellow discharge, thick white discharge, cottage cheese-like discharge)
  • An abnormal amount of discharge
  • Foul-smelling discharge
  • Vaginal thrush or itching
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during intercourse

Causes of Vaginal Infections

Bacteria, yeast, and other irritants, including soap and body wash, could trigger vaginal infections. Considering the range of triggers and the sensitivity of the vulva area, we strongly recommend a treatment plan driven by an in-depth diagnosis.

Complications of Vaginal Infections

Women with vaginal infections are at a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women can lead to premature birth and low birth weight babies.

If you experience repeated or new concerns related to the vaginal area, speak to a doctor to ensure you get the right treatment as early as possible.

The specialists at Trust Women Healthcare, Brooklyn, provide diagnosis, treatment, and preventive care for yeast and other vaginal infections.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes a yeast infection?

Yeast infection is usually caused by a fungus called candida.

What are the first signs of a yeast infection?

Signs and symptoms are most often itching of the vulva, which is the most common. Other signs may include pain, redness, or irritation of the vulva and thick and white vaginal discharge.

What are the first signs of an STD?

Sexually transmitted infections often have no symptoms. The goal is regular screening to identify and treat before infected persons develop complications.

Can you get herpes from oral sex?

Yes, herpes can be transmitted by oral, anal, and vaginal sex.

Why Trust Women’s Healthcare

Finding the right providers in Brooklyn with a handful of specialists that provide the highest level of care could be challenging. This is where Trust Women’s Healthcare could be your trusted women’s health medical office.  

In addition to the highest level of care and commitment, we pride ourselves on working towards our vision, which features your future, providing a future with optimum well-being and happiness.

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