When it comes to gynecological problems there are quite a few that women have to keep an eye out for.

Vulvodynia

This is one of the gynecological kind of problems that consists of the chronic discomfort or pain of the vulva. In such cases women usually experience burning, irritation, stinging or rawness of the area.

The truth is that doctors don’t agree on the exact definition of the condition and this is why the term is used to describe several different gynecological kinds of problems.

Vaginitis

This is also a general term, because it is used to describe any disorder that causes the swelling of both the vagina and the vulva.

Vaginitis is different from vulvodynia because it also affects the vagina that is located inside a woman’s body. Vulvodynia only affects the vulva that is outside the woman’s body.

There are several types of vaginitis.

‘Yeast’ infections

These kinds of gynecological problems are caused by the fungus Candida. You can know that you have this problem in case you observe a white and thick vaginal discharge. Also there are some women that experience itchy and red vulva. Luckily there are numerous treatments available, but in case you think you have this gynecological kind of problem, you should visit your health care provider.

Bacterial vaginosis

This is caused by the overgrowth of the bacteria that is present in the vagina. This is considered to be one of the most common gynecological problems of women of reproductive age. This can be recognized by a vaginal discharge that is thin and milky that has an unpleasant smell.

Sexually transmitted kinds of vaginitis

These kinds of conditions are usually spread through sexual contact. They include trichomoniasis that is a curable infection. While the majority of women who have this kind of gynecological kind of problem don’t have any symptoms, there are some women who do.

These include bubbly, greenish-yellow, vaginal discharge with an odor, soreness and itching of the vulva and of the vagina and a burning sensation when urinating. The majority of the doctors will prescribe antibiotics to treat it, but the treatment is most effective in case both the partners are treated.

Chlamydia is another one of the gynecological problems that is also a curable infection. The interesting thing about it is that you can have the infection without knowing that you are sick. The symptoms could include a mucus-like or pus-like vaginal discharge or experiencing pain when you urinate.

The symptoms are usually mild. Also the infection could affect your throat in case you have oral physical contact with an infected partner.

If a woman is infected when delivering her child, she could pass it to the baby. Because of this the little one could have red, swollen eyes. In case a gynecological kind of problem is left untreated, it could cause pelvic inflammatory disease. Usually doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection, but you should know that the antibiotic known as penicillin does not cure this one of the gynecological problems.