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Vaginal Health Specialist

Women's Health Specialists, PLLC

OBGYNs located in Murfreesboro, TN

Many women don’t think about their vaginal health too often — until they develop symptoms like itching, burning, or abnormal discharge. Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, offers vaginal health care, including screenings, testing, and treatment, based on your symptoms and situation. Maintaining excellent vaginal health can be easier than you think, so call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Vaginal Health Q & A

What are some common vaginal health concerns? 

Many women are familiar with period issues like abnormal bleeding, cramps, and erratic menstrual cycles. But, several vaginal health issues aren’t connected to menstruation at all. These include:

  • Yeast infections
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Herpes
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Cervical inflammation (cervicitis)

It's important to be aware of your vaginal health at all times, not just during your period. If you have symptoms of a vaginal health issue, contact Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, as soon as possible to book an evaluation.

What are the symptoms of vaginal health problems?

The symptoms of vaginal health problems can vary with the particular condition, but some vaginal symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Unusual discharge
  • Burning
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain during urination
  • Urinary habit changes 

Some of these symptoms may start suddenly, while others slowly increase over a long time. Overall symptom severity can range from mild discomfort to severe problems that disrupt your life. 

Most vaginal health issues are treatable, but early diagnosis is vital in preventing more serious complications.

How are vaginal health issues diagnosed?

The Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, team reviews your medical history and performs a pelvic exam. The exam and a discussion of your symptoms often give the team the necessary information to diagnose your condition. 

Many vaginal health issues, such as infections, require testing. Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, offers sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing in the office.

Most STD testing requires a blood or urine specimen. In some cases, the team may take a small sample of vaginal fluid or collect a skin sample for testing. 

How can I maintain good vaginal health?

Vaginal wellness is a crucial part of your whole-body health, so the Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, team includes vaginal health checkups as part of your women's wellness visits and preventive care.

Generally, the team recommends annual exams to help you maintain your health, but if you develop new symptoms, schedule a visit promptly. There's no reason to live with discomfort. 

The Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, team can also recommend simple practices to maintain good vaginal health, such as avoiding douching (it can disrupt your vaginal ecosystem) and using condoms to prevent the spread of STDs during sex. 

If you need help with vaginal health or have some worrying symptoms, call Women's Health Specialists, PLLC, or book an appointment online today.