Non Infectious vaginitis Viral vaginitis As a matter of fact, knowing the exact type of toilet infection you are experiencing may be a bit difficult despite that they may have different symptoms.
The reason for this is that Vaginitis has many causes and you may have more than one at the same time. Do you know that untreated toilet infections vaginal infection can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease PID , a major culprit responsible for infertility in women?
Symptoms of Toilet Infections The common symptoms of the various kinds of toilet infection are; itching, vaginal discharge , and burning. Irrespective of how similar these symptoms look like, you should be able to point out the difference by examining the colour and the smell of the vaginal discharge.
Some amount of vaginal discharge occurs normally in women of child bearing age, the glands in the cervix produce secretion that moves downwards mixing with bacteria and dead vaginal cells which may make the discharge whitish or yellowish in colour when exposed to air.
The quantity of mucus secreted depends on the amount of estrogen produced. Furthermore, Vaginal discharge may occur as a result of emotional stress or sexual excitement. The discharge in this case is often clear mucus secretion. Bacterial Vaginosis BV Abnormal vaginal discharge with foul odour fish like smell often after intercourse Discharge may be thin with white or gray colour Itching around the vagina Some women may not have any symptoms Vaginal Yeast Infection Vaginal discharge is thick, whitish-gray cottage cheese in colour You may not always have vaginal discharge and it can be itchy when it comes Painful urination and painful intercourse Intense itching around the vagina Trichomoniasis Frothy vaginal discharge with yellow- green or gray colour Burning during urination Itching or irritation of the vagina Foul smell Discomfort during intercourse Symptoms occurs within 4 to 20 days after exposure since it is a sexually transmitted disease Causes of Toilet Infections Causes of Bacterial Vaginosis BV This is the most common type of toilet disease.
It is caused by bacteria. The vagina itself houses two sets of bacteria which are; the good bacteria and the bad bacteria. The good bacteria helps control the growth of the bad bacteria.
They include; Pregnancy Use of Intrauterine device IUD Frequent douching Having more than one sexual partner or a new sexual partner Smoking It is however important to note that you do NOT get bacterial vaginosis from toilet seats, bedding, or swimming pools. Bacterial vaginosis are usually not life threatening.
But can lead to serious problems in some cases. Examples are given below. Having BV during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, and uterine infection after pregnancy. Pelvic infection is more likely to occur if you have BV and you undergo pelvic procedures such as abortion, cesarean section etc.
Also known as genital candidiasis or vulvovaginal candidiasis. This type of fungi are normally found in small amount within the vagina and overgrowth of it leads to yeast infection. It is not clear how this fungal infection originates but it is generally believed that they are not sexually transmitted. Infection can occur when the balance of bacteria in the vagina is affected. The following factors may increase the likelihood of imbalance.
Using antibiotics may destroy the protective bacteria in the vagina causing overgrowth of yeast. Such as diabetes and weak immune system may increase the risk of yeast infection Hormonal changes such as in pregnancy, ovulation, menopause: All of these conditions are capable of creating conducive environment for the unrestricted growth of fungus within the vagina Birth control pills: This is capable of interfering with the estrogen content of the body promoting fungal growth in the vagina Causes of Non-Infectious Vaginitis Non- Infectious vaginitis is a case where the itching, burning, and vaginal discharge happen without an infection.
They often occur as a result of allergic reaction to various products such as Vaginal sprays.