Pain, discharge, discomfort and odour in your vagina could point to a vaginal infection or Vaginitis. This infection usually comes with symptoms like heavy and discoloured vaginal discharge, itching and swelling in the area, burning sensation while passing urine, soreness and discomfort during sexual contact. This condition is usually caused by bacteria, virus or yeast.
HOW IS VAGINITIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of this condition is usually based on recognising the symptoms. A urine and blood test can also determine the exact extent and cause of the infection. Usually, fever and chills as well as cramps along with the symptoms show that there is an infection.
HOW IS VAGINITIS TREATED?
Medication with estrogenic components can usually help in altering a hormonal imbalance which may be the root cause of such infections. Also, you can abstain from sexual contact for a while and clean the area a few times a day with a concoction of warm water and antibacterial liquid.
DID YOU KNOW?
Avoid douching, heavily scented soaps and vaginal sprays to reduce the chances of vaginitis. Also use barrier method of contraception to prevent infections being passed on from your partner.