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Some Vaginal Infections

Some Vaginal Infections

Infection

Symptoms

Complications

Treatment

A thin, white or gray cloudy discharge with a fishy odor, which may become stronger after sexual intercourse or during menstrual periods

Occasionally itching and irritation

Infection of the membranes around the fetus (intra-amniotic infection)

Infections of the uterus after delivery of a baby or after an abortion

Preterm labor and delivery

Clindamycin

Metronidazole

Usually a profuse, greenish yellow, frothy discharge.

Sometimes a fishy smell

Sometimes itching and irritation

Pain during sexual intercourse and urination

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Preterm labor and delivery

Metronidazole

Tinidazole

Yeast infection (candidiasis)

Thick, white, clumpy discharge (like cottage cheese)

Moderate to severe itching and burning (but not always)

Commonly redness and swelling of the genital area

No serious complications

Butoconazole

Clotrimazole

Fluconazole

Miconazole

Terconazole

Tioconazole