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How do you get thrush and how is it treated?

Thrush- what causes it and how is it treated? What is thrush? Thrush is caused by a yeast known as “candida albicans”, which lives naturally in parts of the body including the vagina and bowel. Usually candida causes no problems, but sometimes the balance of normal bacteria and fungi gets disturbed. This [...]

5 infections that can cause abnormal vaginal discharge

5 infections that can cause abnormal vaginal discharge   Vaginal Discharge - what’s normal and what’s not? Vaginal discharge is a natural fluid or mucus that keeps the vagina moist and protects it from infection. It tends to be white or clear, and normally doesn’t have an odour. Women often notice that their [...]

Bacterial Vaginosis- a common cause of vaginal discharge

What is bacterial vaginosis? A normal, healthy vagina is home to a variety of different bacteria. However, in Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) the balance is disturbed, and an overgrowth of some of these bacteria occurs. It is not entirely clear why this happens. The most common symptom is a vaginal discharge which is often white-grey [...]

Chlamydia infection- what are the complications?

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Australia. It is caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. In women, Chlamydia infection usually affects the neck of the womb (cervix) and the womb (uterus). In men, it usually affects the urethra, in the penis. Chlamydia often causes no symptoms. If you have chlamydia infection [...]