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Vaginal infection can cause pain, discomfort and reduce significantly a person’s quality of life.
Who is at risk of vaginal infection in Singapore?
Ladies with early age of first sexual encounter, history of multiple sexual partner, history of change of partner, underlying medical condition that affects immunity are at higher risk of vaginal infection.
How is vaginal infection diagnosed?
Vaginal infection can be diagnosed astutely from your history/symptoms, physical examination of your genital region, and vaginal swab tests. In patients with higher risk factor with symptoms to suggest pelvic inflammatory conditions, your doctor may advise for ultrasound pelvis as well.
What are the treatment options for vaginal infection?
Depending on the causes of vaginal infection, your doctor may prescribe you medication in the form of oral tablets, suppositories, wash, cream or gel. Your doctor may also counsel you on lifestyle management to reduce the recurrence of vaginal infection.