Don't suffer in silence
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.
If in any doubt, it is always best to have a thorough examination to establish an accurate diagnosis.
Everything you need to know about vaginal pain and discharge
It’s important to remember that thrush, yeast or candida infection is not the only reason for vaginal discharge, discomfort, abnormal smell or irritation. Other causes may be bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea or herpes infection or dermatitis. Vaginal discharge: What’s normal and when should I be concerned?
Our caring and experienced consultant gynaecologists will be able to uncover the underlying reason(s) for your symptoms and provide you with fast, effective treatment.
Vulvodynia is term given to a pain in the vulval area, mostly around the entrance of the vagina. It is often described as a constant burning sensation and is associated with pain during intercourse or upon touch. The cause is unknown and the treatment is difficult.
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Vaginismus, sometimes anglicized “vaginism” is the German name for a condition which affects a woman’s ability to engage in any form of vaginal penetration, including sexual intercourse, insertion of tampons, and the penetration involved in gynecological examinations. This is the result of a conditioned reflex of the pubococcygeus muscle, which is sometimes referred to as the “PC muscle”. The reflex causes the muscles in the vagina to tense suddenly, which makes any kind of vaginal penetration, including sexual intercourse, painful or impossible. This is often distressing and the results of treatment are variable. Recently we have used injections in order to relax these muscles. Success rate over 85%.
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