There are many different types of infections, which can be due to varying factors. It is important to make an appointment to see one of our doctors if you feel you may have an infection. The sooner you have a diagnosis, the easier it is to treat.
If you think you may have an infection, it's important to be diagnosed by a physician and treated promptly. Here are some of the more common gynecological infections:
Bladder Infection and UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
- Strong, frequent urge to urinate
- Lower abdominal pain or discomfort
- Blood in urine
- Abnormal discharge / color change
- Yeast Infection
- Bacterial Vaginitis
- Atrophic Vaginitis
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
STIs are very common. You may not experience any symptoms, or you may have the following common symptoms:
- Lower abdominal pain
- Painful Urination
Frequently Asked Questions
Is some discharge normal?
Yes, a small amount of clear or heterogeneous (lumpy) discharge is normal. It should not have a foul odor or irritate the skin.
Does discharge vary with menstruation?
Yes, discharge can vary with your menstrual cycle.
How do I know if I have an infection or an STD?
Symptoms can vary among different STDs. You should contact a doctor as soon as you begin experiencing symptoms, or as soon as you think you may possibly be infected.