At Pearl Women’s Center, we specialize in healthcare for women. Our practitioners diagnose and treat a variety of gynecological infections including vaginitis, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Visit us in Portland for treatment of these and many other women’s health concerns.
Choose the specialists at Pearl Women’s Center for every stage of your life. Ask a question, book online, or call our office in Portland at (503) 771-1883. We serve patients from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Northern California and Alaska.
We recommend that you see us immediately if you experience any of the following:
Many gynecological infections fall under the category of vaginitis. This is the term we use to describe an inflammation or infection of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The most common types of vaginitis are:
Your symptoms will depend on the type of vaginitis you have but may include:
Pearl Women’s Center practitioners are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections. Your practitioner will take a sample of vaginal discharge and examine it under a microscope to determine the type of vaginitis you have. Once this is determined, the appropriate treatment will be prescribed. Screening for sexually transmitted infections may be recommended at the time of evaluation.
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common bladder disorders that are more common in women than men. Symptoms can come on very suddenly and generally include:
The urinary system includes the bladder, the kidneys and the urethra. The type of UTI you have will depend on which of the systems is involved. Additional signs and symptoms can include:
Pearl Women’s Center practitioners are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of UTIs. Your practitioner will begin with a simple urine test to check for bacteria and other abnormalities. If necessary, additional tests may be conducted. Treatment generally involves a course of antibiotics.
PID is an infection of the reproductive organs that can result in serious complications if left untreated. For a discussion of PID see our Pelvic Disorders page.