Pelvis | Gynecology | White Vaginal Discharge (Symptom)
White Vaginal Discharge: Description
Fungal vaginitis is caused by excessive growth of fungus in the vagina. Fungal infections are very common in women of childbearing age but can occur at any age. Although creates discomfort, fungal vaginitis rarely cause serious health problems.
White Vaginal Discharge: Causes
Fungal vaginitis is caused by excessive growth of fungus (often run) normally found in the vagina. Factors encouraging this growth are: antibiotics ;high levels of estrogens, as occurred during the pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, use of birth control pills with high doses of estrogens in the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle; diabetes, especially if blood glucose levels are not effectively controlled and tend to exceed the normal; a weakened immune system; corticosteroids, prednisone administration; obesity; genital area, exposure to moisture for a long time (such as, for example, wearing a wet bathing suit all day) or living in a warm humid climate ;use of intrauterine devices for contraception; partner with symptoms of yeast infection.
Most vaginal infections are caused by Candida albicans yeast; yeast can be treated effectively with standard antifungal agents. Recurrent vaginal fungal infections involving other than Candida albicans that is resistant to standard treatments. Chronic yeast syndrome, a condition in which excess growth of yeast affects the whole body was not proved medically. The symptoms of a fungal vaginitis include: pruritus (itching) that can become severe vaginal; leucorrhoea (vaginal discharge) white cheese, odourless; vulva (the skin around the vaginal opening) is red and irritated; pain at micturition (urination), when urine touches irritated skin; dyspareunia (painful intercourse).
Symptoms of vaginal yeast infection usually occur in the week before menstruation appearance. There are other diseases with similar symptoms of vaginal yeast infections, such as, for example, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections. Itching and redness of the vulva may be caused by a reaction to vaginal products such as soap, bath oils, spermicides or shower gels. These symptoms require medical attention. Women have a physiologic vaginal discharge with double origin, vaginal and cervical. Increase its quantitative or qualitative changes they define leukorrhea. Leucorrhea, as determined by multiple factors, is the most common accusation presented by women in reproductive period.