Many women will experience one or more vaginal issues in their lifetime. These problems vary in severity and length. Dr. Leveno is experienced in diagnosing and treating these conditions. Here are some examples of vaginal problems for women:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Premenstrual Syndrome or Pelvic Pain
Abnormal Pap Smears – Evaluation/Colposcopy
Healthy yeast that lives in your vagina is normal but when it grows out of control it becomes a vaginal yeast infection which is also called vulvovaginal candidiasis. Symptoms of a yeast infection can be mild or more intense including:
Itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva
A rash in the vaginal area
A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating
Redness and swelling of the vulva
Vaginal pain and soreness
Thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge
Vaginal discharge that's watery
Make an appointment with our office if:
These are the first time you are experiencing these symptoms
Over-the-counter vaginal creams or suppositories are not working
Tracking your menstrual cycle is important as it allows you to identify irregularities when they appear. Though these irregularities are not always serious, understanding what’s normal for your body is always a good idea as it allows you to know where you are in your monthly cycle at any given time.
The average menstrual cycle ranges from 21-35 days. That said, up to 25% of women have cycles that are shorter or longer than this, or experience issues with flow, cramping, and more.
Premenstrual Syndrome references emotional or physical symptoms that occur within a week or two before a woman menstrual cycle.
There are a variety of signs and symptoms associated with PMS, including food cravings, irritability, depression, and tender breasts.
Premenstrual Syndrome is also extremely common, affecting some 75% of women at one time or another. Even so, women who suffer from PMS can implement a variety of lifestyle changes or treatments in order to manage their symptoms.