Chronic vaginal infections are exceedingly common. Up to three out of four women have a vaginal yeast infection at some point in their life — often more than once. Specializing in gynecological vulvovaginal diseases, Joseph Brooks, MD, with Arizona Specialized Gynecology provides expert diagnosis and treatment for chronic vaginal infections and beyond. Call the practice, conveniently located in Phoenix, today, or book a consultation online. Vaginal problems are among the most common reasons women see Dr.
Chronic Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
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Recurrent bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance of the vaginal bacteria normally present in the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition and treatment is available; however, in some women the condition may recur or even become chronic, requiring multiple and sometimes long-term treatments. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when an overgrowth of bacteria normally present in the vagina upsets the natural balance of "good" and harmful bacteria that live in the vagina. In many cases, women with bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms and only discover the condition through a routine pelvic exam. Diagnosis starts with a thorough medical history and detailed discussion of your symptoms. A pelvic exam will be conducted to evaluate the appearance of the vaginal lining and cervix. A sample of vaginal discharge will also be taken and tested to determine if you have bacterial vaginosis.
Chronic Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Robert L. Barbieri, MD , Editor in Chief. In preparing for the morning office practice session you notice that two patients with chronic vaginitis have been scheduled back to back in minute slots. A has chronic bacterial vaginosis. B has chronic yeast vaginitis.
Yeast infection is typically caused by Candida albicans. Candida is a normal resident of human body in small numbers, living in and on the warm, moist areas of the body. A yeast infection is the result of an overgrowth of Candida which may occur due to variety of reasons.