Gynaecological infections

Index:

  1. What are gynaecological infections?
  2. What are the symptoms of gynaecological infections?

What are gynaecological infections?

Gynaecological infections is a term that encompasses a number of conditions affecting the vagina and genital tract caused by pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi, or microscopic parasites that cause disease). Some common types of gynaecological infection include:

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Candida (yeast infection)
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Herpes

 

What are the symptoms of gynaecological infections?

Symptoms vary depending on the type of infection, but may include one or more of the following:

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Pain or soreness
  • Abnormal discharge

If you notice the above symptoms affecting your vagina or pubic area, you should consult a gynaecologist immediately.

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