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VAGINAL INFLAMMATIONS
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  • Vaginal Examination Description
  • Common Vaginal Inflammations




  • VAGINAL EXAMINATION DESCRIPTION

    Examination of the vulva and vagina is an integral and important part of every gynecological examination. The appearance of the vulva and vagina varies normally in relation to age and hormone status and changes in the skin of the vulva and vagina must take into account the expected texture of the epithelium for any given age. Good lighting and, where indicated, a magnifying glass or a colposcope, are needed for a systematic examination.

    Both benign and malignant tumors of the vulva and vagina are relatively uncommon.





    COMMON VAGINAL INFLAMMATIONS

    This article will diagnostically compare four of the most common inflammatory problems that frequently effect the vagina. I will not discuss the treatment here. For more information about various types of vaginal inflammations and infections, see the links provided further down on this page. These links will provide more indepth discussion, treatment and prevention recommendations as well as nutritional support recommendations to help healing.

    It is very important that diagnosis and treatment should be decided in consultation with the health care practitioner. Treatment depends on many factors and the final decision should be made after a discussion between health care provider and patient.





    TRICHOMONAS VAGINITIS

    trichomonas vaginitis
    Discharge: Thin or thick; white, yellowish or green; often bubbly; often pooled in the vaginal fornix; profuse.
    Vulva: Often inflamed.
    Urethritis: Usually absent, but a Trichomonas cystitis occurs occasionally.
    Bartholin's Gland Infection: Absent.
    Vaginal Mucosa: Red, inflamed, with red granular or petechial spots in the fornix.
    Cervix: May show red spots ("strawberry spots").

    ***Many patients present less typical signs. Definitive diagnosis depends on identification of the causative organism.


    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Trichomonal Vaginitis




    MONILIA (CANDIDA) VAGINITIS

    monilia (candida) vaginitis
    Discharge: May be thin but is characteristically thick, white and curdy; not so profuse as in Trichomonas vaginitis.
    Vulva: Often inflamed.
    Urethritis: Absent.
    Bartholin's Gland Infection: Absent.
    Vaginal Mucosa: Red, inflamed, with white or grayish often tenacious patches of discharge. May bleed when plaques of discharge are scraped off.
    Cervix: May show patches of discharge.

    ***Many patients present less typical signs. Definitive diagnosis depends on identification of the causative organism.


    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Candida




    EARLY GONORRHEA

    early gonorrhea
    Discharge: Greenish-Yellow.
    Vulva: Often inflamed.
    Urethritis: Often present. The urethral orifice is red and swollen. Pus may be milked from the urethra and sometimes from Skene's glands.
    Bartholin's Gland Infection: May be present.
    Vaginal Mucosa: Usually normal in adult.
    Cervix: May be inflamed; pus exudes from os.

    ***Many patients present less typical signs. Definitive diagnosis depends on identification of the causative organism.


    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Gonorrhea




    SENILE VAGINITIS

    senile vaginitis
    Discharge: Thin; whitish; may be blood-tinged.
    Vulva: Atrophic.
    Urethritis: Absent.
    Bartholin's Gland Infection: Absent.
    Vaginal Mucosa: Atrophic, dry, with superficial erosions and filmy adhesions. Bleeds easily.
    Cervix: Small.


    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Vaginitis, Post-Menopausal




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