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: Mild infection of the vagina
: May go away in a few days but it can lead to more serious problems
: Multiple sex partners, Lesbian, Smoke, Douche.
: smelly vaginal discharge, grayish white or yellow, "fishy" worse after sex.
Half of women who have bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms.
Treatment of bacterial vaginosis
they are pills, cream or capsules ( that you put in your vagina).
S.E. of antibiotics yeast infection
Treat a variety of infections bacteria and
Test to perform to test for bacterial vaginosis
How Do Men Know if they Have Trichomoniasis?
Men have less symptoms and usually do not know they are infected until their partners need treatment.
Irritation inside the penis
Slight burning after urination or ejaculation
How Do Women Know if they Have Trichomoniasis?
Many women do have signs or symptoms of infection.
Symptoms in women can include:
Greenish-yellow, frothy vaginal discharge with a strong odor
Vaginal itching and irritation
Discomfort during intercourse
Lower abdominal pain (rare)
partner should also be treated
avoid sex until they and their sex partners complete treatment and have no symptoms
Wet mount tests for:
vaginal discharge is placed on a glass slide and mixed with a salt solution.
under a microscope for bacteria,
white blood cells that show an infection, or clue cells that show
Cause and S/S of a Yeast Infection
candida infection or candidiasis
: Candida albicans.
Itching and a white, lumpy discharge (cottage cheese)
, pain with sex.
Not a STD
Yeast infections sign of
leukemia, or AIDS.
Test for yeast infection:
Specimen placed on a slide and mixed with potassium hydroxide (KOH),
which kills bacteria and cells from the vagina, leaving only yeast for
specific branching pattern will be seen through the microscope.
How to treat Yeast Infections:
, Monistat Vaginal)
Massage these remedies into your vagina and surrounding tissues for 1-7 days