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Pregnancy with vaginitis: All you need to know

About

Vaginitis is an infection or inflammation of vagina.

Approximately 10%30% of women experience vaginitis (bacterial vaginosis) during their pregnancy. (1)

- Affects more likely the pregnant women and sexually active women
- Can be treated with medication easily
- Is short term but can reoccur
- Indicates increased risk of preterm birth

Common vaginitis includes yeast vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis, and Trichomoniasis vaginitis. Bacterial Vaginitis (BV) is common in reproductive age. Infection can be transferred to infant during or after birth. Causes can be hormonal changes during pregnancy, diabetes, douching, vaginal intercourse, steroids, and smoking.

Symptoms

Self-Diagnosable
The common symptoms include abnormal discharge and itching. However, some women dont experience any symptoms.

People may experience
Irritation
Pain and discomfort during urination and intercourse
Unpleasant odour
Burning sensation

Treatment

Self-Care: Avoid douching and intercourse with multiple partners, use protection during intercourse, and wear breathable and cotton underpants.

Medications: Over-the-counter medication for yeast infection such as Clotrimazole, Terconazole, antibiotics, and antifungal creams are beneficial. (Doctors prescription is must for pregnant women.)

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Dr. K Swarajya Lakshmi

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Dr. Rani Nandakumar

Dr. Rani Nandakumar

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Cloudnine Hospital - Chennai

Chennai

Gynecologist

Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

MD, DGO, MAMS

40+ years exp

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Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road

Bangalore

Gynecologist

Dr. Gohar Shahean

Dr. Gohar Shahean

MD (OBG), DGO

39+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

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