Vaginal Pain & Discharge
Vaginal discharge can be a distressing problem not only because of the discomfort it causes but also for the simple fact that it is connected with our most intimate parts. Most women generally make an assumption that they have a thrush infection and will buy over the counter medication. In most cases this is good practice and will help to relieve the symptoms.
Thrush, yeast or candida infection is however not the only reason for vaginal discharge, discomfort, abnormal smell or irritation. Other causes may be bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea or herpes infection or dermatitis. If in any doubt, it is always best to have a thorough examination to establish an accurate diagnosis.