• Vaginal and Urinary Infections

Vaginal and Urinary Infections

Vaginal and Urinary infections occur when bacteria, fungi or viruses grow in and around your vagina and the urinary bladder.

Certain types of bacteria live naturally inside your vagina. They produce acid to help fight off other bacteria, viruses and fungi that don't normally live in your vagina. Vaginal infections are common. For example, around three-quarters of women will have thrush in their lives.

Women also tend to suffer from frequent urinary infections.


Signs and symptoms that may indicate an infection include:

  • Sores, itching or lumps in the genital area
  • Sores, itching or lumps in the rectal area
  • Unusual or foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding during or after sex
  • Pain or burning when you pass urine
  • Passing urine many times
  • Blood in the urine
  • Discharge from the urethra

The common infections are listed below:

  • Bacteria
    • Group B streptococcus
    • E Coli
    • Gardnerella
    • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Fungi
    • Candida species
  • Virus
    • Molluscum Contageosum
    • Herpes Simplex Type I
Effect on Your Life

In addition to the problems of vaginal discharge, pain and bleeding that seriously affect women’s quality of lives, vaginal infections can cause the following serious problems:

Effect on Pregnancy and the Health of the Newborn Baby

Certain infections such as Group B Streptococcus and Chronic Candidiasis can have serious affect on pregnancy and the health of your newborn baby. All pregnant women should be screened for these infections and treated.


These include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Chronic discharge
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Psychological impact
Treatment Options

Dr Salma Kayani provides detailed information on how to prevent, treat and reduce the future recurrences of these infections. It is very important that once you have the infection, the sooner you receive treatment, the better you will recover without the long-term problems.

Dr Salma Kayani provides a state-of-the-art screening and evidence-based treatment service to ensure you remain sexually healthy and infection free.

Training, Skill and Experience of Dr Salma Kayani:

Consultant Dr (Mrs) Salma Kayani has been formally trained and certified by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (London, UK) in the expert management of this very important and sensitive issue. She has been certified since 2002 and undergoes regular re-certification in order to make sure she is up-to-date, providing the best evidence-based care to her patients.