Vaginitis - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment of Vaginitis


Vaginitis is considered an inflammation of the vagina and the vaginal lining or mucosa. Infections can be caused by bacterial yeast, viruses or parasites. Sometimes sexually transmitted infections can cause Vulvovaginitis or inflammation of the vagina and vulvar region. Vaginitis may result in itchiness, pain within the vagina and may also be associated with vulvar symptoms. Burning itchiness, pain and swelling may also be symptoms of vaginitis.

The three main types of vaginitis are:  bacterial vaginosis (BV), vaginal candidiasis, and trichomoniasis.

A woman may have one infection or a combination of any of them at any given time. If you think you may have a vaginal infection, it is important to seek medical attention and get a culture or wet mount to document and then treat the correct infection.



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