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When you should seek treatment for a vaginal infection in Katy

Vaginal Infection in Katy Area

As an adult woman, many gynecological patients have had the uncomfortable experience of a vaginal infection at some point in their life. While some women brush this discomfort off as simply a part of being a female, in some cases it can be a sign of a greater problem. Below, Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine addresses some of the common symptoms, causes of vaginal infections, and explains when a patient should seek medical treatment.

The way a woman’s body feels during a vaginal infection can vary greatly depending on the patient and the cause of the infection. Some of the most frequently reported symptoms include:

  • Abnormal discharge, often accompanied by an unpleasant smell
  • Burning when urinating
  • Itching around the vagina
  • Pain or discomfort during sex

In many cases of vaginal infection, these symptoms occur at the same time. For example, discharge throughout a woman’s monthly cycle is normal; however, when the discharge comes with a strong smell or itching, it’s a sign of a problem. Additionally, a woman may notice minor itching or dryness throughout the day but at night, or following intercourse, the itching may become much more intense.

Vaginal infections are usually attributed to yeast infections, bacteria, sexually transmitted diseases, or a virus. Because all of these infections have similar symptoms it can be hard for a patient to determine exactly what is causing her discomfort or pain. Furthermore, treatment for one type of infection typically does not work on another. Therefore, it is important that a woman schedule an appointment with her gynecologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr. Jenkins has been practicing gynecology and obstetrics in the Katy area for many years. With gentle care and deep respect, he helps his patients feel comfortable about asking questions and seeking treatment for any woman’s health problem. Dr. Jenkins and his team understand that each patient must be treated as an individual and that there can be no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenkins call the Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine office today.

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Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Falae, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Stephanie Roy, M.D.

We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading professional who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

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