A woman’s sexuality is a very personal subject. Questions about STIs, libido, and painful sex may be difficult to ask, but Clinic Sofia caregivers give you a safe environment to discuss problems, testing, and preventative healthcare.Read more
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
There are many different types of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Symptoms of an STI can include itching, vaginal discharge, spotting, redness, swollen lymph nodes or severe pain.Read more
Ask Sofia: How Do I Know if I Have Vaginitis?
Vaginitis is a broad term that refers to an infection or inflammation of the vagina. If you’re experiencing itching, burning during urination, discharge with unusual odor or discomfort during sex, you may have vaginitis. Yeast infections, for example, are one type of vaginitis. The causes of vaginitis vary, including an imbalance in vaginal bacteria, a viral infection, reduced estrogen levels after menopause, irritation from lotions or clothing, sexual contact or another type of infection.Read more
While most women experience at least one urinary tract infection or UTI by the time they turn 30, some women, in particular, struggle with frequent infections of the bladder, kidneys and urethra. Painful UTI symptoms can include burning with urination, a tender belly, a constant feeling of having to urinate despite little urine being produced, back pain, fever or chills, and cloudy urine.Read more
Coping with Yeast Infections
While 75 percent of women will have at least one yeast infection, according to WebMD, five percent of women are plagued with persistent and recurring yeast infections.Read more