What is chronic candidiasis/bacterial vaginosis?

Candidiasis (yeast infection) and bacterial vaginosis are two types of vaginal infections. When these infections recur even after being treated, the condition is considered chronic and may require a pelvic pain specialist evaluation.

Causes and symptoms of chronic candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis

Candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis are caused by overgrowth and imbalance of bacteria in the vagina. Chronic candidiasis occurs when there is too much yeast present, which antibiotics, inflammation, poor diet, hormonal imbalances, or uncontrolled diabetes can bring on. Bacterial vaginosis is often caused by Gardnerella vaginalis, the most common type of bacteria in your vagina, when something disrupts the natural pH level of the vagina. This condition could arise from many factors, including having several sexual partners, vaginal douching, using perfumes or soaps, or any other factors that cause a sustained alteration in the vaginal pH.

Some of the most common symptoms of chronic candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis include the following:

  • Sensations of burning, rawness, throbbing, stabbing or aching in the vagina
  • Discharge, often with a strong odor or grayish color
  • Vaginal itching
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Chronic pelvic pain
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How do you prevent chronic candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis?

Treatment for chronic candidiasis or bacterial vaginosis starts with first ensuring an actual infection is present. In 33% of cases, patients have negative cultures, and their symptoms are caused by inflammation of the vagina. Prevention and treatment for bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis may include the following:

  • A better understanding of the vaginal microbiome
  • Hygiene to maintain proper pH balance of the vagina
  • Safe sex practices
  • Oral medications, suppositories, and topical medications

Pregnant women with this condition should have it treated at once, as research reveals babies of mothers with this condition could be born with a low birth weight (under 5.5 pounds).

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An extraordinary level of personal care: Pelvic Pain Doc

Many patients come to Dr. Bahlani as a last resort after months or even years of seeking help from doctors to resolve chronic yeast infections. They are often on the verge of giving up hope of resolving the condition and living without the pain, itching, and other symptoms. Dr. Bahlani takes a fresh approach to this problem and develops a customized treatment plan for the individual. If you struggle with these symptoms, you deserve to speak with a specialist in pelvic pain who brings a breadth of experience and knowledge to every case. When you need to achieve relief, under Dr. Bahlani, you can expect the highest level of personalized care, a holistic approach, and a treatment plan that focuses on attaining real-world results – with freedom from pain and discomfort.

Your journey to relief from symptoms at Pelvic Pain Doc

A yeast infection may be a minor problem that medication can efficiently resolve. However, if you suffer from recurring yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis, it is vital that you achieve long-term relief.

Many patients come to Pelvic Pain Doc hoping against hope that, finally, they can do something about an ongoing pelvic pain condition. Dr. Bahlani is a warm, compassionate physician who brings her extensive training and education to female pelvic pain.

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Why choose us?

Dr. Bahlani has completed fellowships in sexual health and urology, with a background and career that is far different from most other physicians. She established her boutique practice to offer patients throughout NYC and beyond the opportunity to undergo advanced treatment protocols for pelvic pain, including chronic candidiasis and recurring cases of bacterial vaginosis. Dr. Bahlani takes a holistic approach to these conditions and can help you find a treatment plan that works, for you, as an individual, in privacy and with discretion and compassionate care. Contact us today to learn about long-term relief from chronic candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis.

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