What are the causes of vaginal problems?
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There are several things that can affect the health of the vagina. Let’s learn as below!
The first thing is sex. Women can get an infection that was sexually transmitted to them. This is going to happen when they have unprotected sex with an unknown partner. Also, if there is an injury to the pelvic area that will cause vaginal trauma, it can cause a woman to get an infection in the area around her vagina.
The second thing is certain types of health conditions or treatments for these conditions. If a woman has endometriosis or a pelvic inflammatory disease, then more than likely she is going to experience some pain during sex. Another cause of pain during sex is the scarring from a pelvic surgery. Also if the woman had treatment for cancer, she could also experience painful sex. Sometimes if the woman has taken some antibiotics, it can cause her to have a vaginal yeast infection which could lead to vaginal odor and discharge.
The third thing is the use of birth control and feminine hygiene products. A woman can develop a vaginal irritation if she uses the barrier contraceptives like condoms, spermicide, and diaphragms. If a woman uses a tampon for more than 8 hours, it can cause her to get toxic shock syndrome. This is a complication of a bacterial infection that is rare but it could be very life threatening.
The fourth thing is pregnancy and childbirth. When a person becomes pregnant, then she’s no longer going to have a menstrual cycle until after the baby is born. Even though the woman is pregnant, there will still be an increase in vaginal discharge. It is very common for a woman to have a vaginal tear when she is giving birth to her child. Then if the child is having problems coming out, the doctor might have to do an episiotomy. This is where there is an incision made in the tissues that are between the opening of the vagina and the anus. The muscle tone of the vagina can often decrease when a woman has a vaginal delivery.
The fifth thing is psychological issues. Often when a woman suffers from anxiety or depression, then she’s probably going to have a low level of arousal. This could result in some discomfort or even pain during sexual intercourse. Another thing that is associated with pain during sex is sexual abuse or a sexual experience that was initially painful.
The sixth thing is a woman’s hormone levels. When a woman starts to have changes in the levels of hormones, this can affect the vagina. A woman is going to see a decrease in the amount of estrogen when she is going through menopause and when she is breastfeeding her baby. This loss of estrogen can cause the vaginal lining to become thin. This is known as vaginal atrophy and can also make sex to be more painful.
The seventh thing is a sexually transmitted infection. These infections include gonorrhea, genital warts, chlamydia, genital herpes, and syphilis.
The eighth thing is vaginitis. This is when a woman is going through a change in the normal balance of the vaginal yeast and bacteria or she gets an infection. This can cause the vagina to become inflamed. Some of the symptoms that a woman needs to look for is the pain, discharge from the vagina, odor, or itching. And there are three different types of vaginitis: yeast infections, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis.
So to prevent vaginal problems and stay a healthy vagina, it’s important to learn the cause and take care of your vagina well girls.