The occasional vaginal infection is not uncommon, but if they are frequent, then it’s time to take notice. Persistent vaginal infections are an indication that the vaginal flora is out of balance, and while there are several topical and oral medications that can alleviate the occasional vaginitis episode, they are often do not result in relief from recurring vaginal bacterial infections.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common cause of vaginal infections. The condition is characterized by itching, burning, and a vaginal discharge. BV is often caused by an imbalance in the vagina’s micro-flora. The vagina is home to various strains of bacteria, but the good bacteria or lactobacilli are generally the dominant strain. However, there are times when changes occur in the internal environment that lead to an overgrowth of bad bacteria. True BV infections are generally isolated events. When recurrent symptoms of vaginal infection, these may not be BV at all but one of the other altered vaginal micro-flora patterns.
Best method of treatment for recurring
An accurate diagnosis is the first step in determining the best method of treatment for recurring vaginal bacterial infections. At Fowler GYN International (FGI), this is achieved with the use of an advanced diagnostic technique known as the vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test.
The VFA provides a comprehensive analysis of the vaginal constituents, and these are then compared to the constituents of a healthy vagina, in order to determine where the problem lies. Based on these findings, a therapeutic vaginal protocol is devised with the goal of restoring hormonal balance.
FGI has reaped a lot of success with VFA testing, as it takes the guesswork out of diagnosis, and this makes it easier to map out the most suitable treatment program for each patient.
Contact FGI in Phoenix, Arizona to learn more about the best method of treatment for recurring vaginal bacterial infections. Call 480-420-4001 to schedule an appointment with Dr. R. Stuart Fowler.