Women with serious vaginal problems such as vulvodynia and recurrent vaginal yeast infections, often spend many years suffering silently, because they can’t get the treatment they need. What are some of these symptoms, and how are they treated?
What Symptoms Are Associated With Serious Vaginal Problems
The symptoms associated with serious vaginal problems include, vulvar burning, stinging, pain with intercourse, changes in the color of the vaginal discharge, irritation, rawness, odor, soreness, pain with urination, and itching.
What Causes These Symptoms?
The symptoms associated with serious vaginal problems such as vulvodynia and recurrent bacterial vaginal infections, can usually be traced to an altered vaginal microflora pattern. A healthy vaginal ecosystem is dominated by ‘good’ bacteria known as lactobacilli. However, if the normal balance is disrupted, it can result in an altered vaginal microflora.
Changes in the bacterial milieu can lead to the multiplication of bad bacteria, and this in turn affects the vaginal secretions. The secretions produced by these bad bacteria can irritate the vestibular tissue. This triggers a response in the vaginal tissues, resulting in symptoms associated with various vaginal problems.
How Are Symptoms Of Serious Vaginal Problems Treated?
Treating symptoms of serious vaginal problems requires the use of advanced diagnostic tools, like the vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test. The VFA test was developed by Fowler GYN International (FGI) and provides a comprehensive analysis of the quality and quantity of the vaginal constituents. This data determines if there is an altered vaginal microflora pattern present.
The results of the VFA test along with the patient’s medical history are both reviewed, to formulate a customized treatment protocol. The treatment protocol will push the vaginal microflora towards normal, and resolve lingering symptoms.
Are you experiencing symptoms of a serious vaginal problem? Contact the experts in vaginal care at Fowler GYN International (FGI), Phoenix, AZ for a consultation. Dr Fowler is a former consultant in Gynecology at Mayo Clinic. He is board certified in Gynecology and created this organization to handle difficult vulvovaginal cases.
You can reach them at www.fowlergyninternational.com, or by calling (480) 420-4001.