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Symptoms of vaginal infection should be evaluated by your gynecologist in Chicago

Vaginal health is not necessarily something women discuss often, even with their health care provider. The vagina is, however, an important area related to reproductive, sexual, and general health and wellness.

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Symptoms of vaginal infection should be evaluated by your gynecologist in Chicago

The body naturally protects the vaginal area, inhibiting infection by supporting an acidic environment. Additionally, healthy bacteria exist in the vagina. One of the questions that many women have about vaginal health revolves around the issue of discharge. In fact, most instances of vaginal discharge are very normal, a process through which the area is cleansed and regulated. Sometimes, however, vaginal discharge can alert you to an imbalance in the acidity of the vagina, or to an infection requiring treatment from your gynecologist near Schererville.

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates,we believe that information is power. We want to help our patients manage their health. When a woman can differentiate between normal vaginal discharge and discharge that may indicate a problem, she is better able to obtain necessary care in an appropriate period.

What’s normal?

  • Dried discharge, such as noticed on clothing, will appear yellow or white.
  • Moist secretions appear cloudy white.
  • Mucosal discharge is also normal.

 

Do you need to see your doctor?

A woman tends to notice changes to her normal vaginal health very quickly. When changes to discharge occur, there may be a concern about infection or other health problems. Indicators that a vaginal infection may be present include:

  • A marked increase in vaginal discharge
  • Discharge becomes lumpy or discolored
  • A foul odor is noticed along with physical changes to discharge
  • The vaginal area becomes sore, inflamed, or itchy
  • A burning sensation occurs during urination

Abnormal vaginal discharge may indicate bacterial infection, yeast infection, a mass, allergic reaction, or sexually transmitted disease. Your physician at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, performs a thorough consultation and examination with appropriate lab tests in order to diagnose the cause of vaginal discharge accurately. From this point, we can tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs and quickly restore vaginal health.

Changes to vaginal health can be very distracting. Don’t wait to find out the cause of discharge. Contact your gynecologist in Chicago to schedule an evaluation with our experienced, friendly team.

 

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