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Vaginal Infections

The most common vaginal infections are yeast infections (also called candidiasis or thrush), trichomoniasis, or bacterial infections (also called bacterial vaginosis). Symptoms of an infection may include irritation, itching, discharge and odour.
To make a diagnosis a doctor will usually do a vaginal swab, which involves wiping a type of cotton bud gently across the infected area. The swab is then sent to the laboratory for analysis. There are many medicines that can successfully treat these infections.
Sometimes infections can be transmitted sexually.  If you or your partner have had other sexual partners you may be at risk of these infections.  The infections include:-
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Genital Herpes
  • HIV

This link will take you to the Auckland Sexual Health Website which gives you all the necessary information.

This page was last updated at 11:50AM on June 4, 2019.