Women typically treat vaginal yeast infections with over-the-counter (OTC) products, assuming that there is no need to visit a urologist. However, women who develop recurrent yeast infections would be wise to see a urology specialist instead of continuing to rely on OTC suppositories. This is because it’s possible for these patients to actually have vestibulitis, which mimics the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections and may be caused by repeated yeast infections.
Vestibulitis is a chronic inflammatory problem that causes symptoms like burning, irritation, the frequent urge to urinate, and pain that occurs with pelvic pressure or vaginal entry. The treatment for this condition may involve medicated topical applications and lifestyle modifications, such as avoiding the exposure of chemical irritants. For example, women may be advised to avoid OTC vaginal products, scented laundry detergent, and touching.
At Urology Associates, P.C., women will find comprehensive and compassionate sexual health care in Nashville. Call us at 888-656-0667 today or visit us online to learn about the conditions we treat, including sexual dysfunction.