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Vaginitis

Vaginitis

WomanCare Clinic

Meriter WomanCare Clinic
20 S. Park Street, Suite 450
Madison, WI 53715
Telephone: (608) 417-5433 or 1-888-409-3852

UW Health - OB/GYN
20 S. Park Street, Suite 307
Madison, WI 53715
Telephone: (608) 287-2830

Definition

       
Vaginitis is an irritation in the vagina.

Common Symptoms in the Vagina or Vulva Include:

  • Discharge
  • Itching
  • Burning

Common Causes of Vaginitis Include:

  • Infections of the vulva or vagina
  • Injury
  • Irritation
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irritation from douches, spermicides, or latex condoms

What is Vaginitis?

         
Vaginitis is an irritation most commonly caused by an infection of bacteria or yeast in the vagina, but can also occur due to dryness and vaginal changes associated with menopause. Vaginitis, or irritation in the vagina, can occur because of a reaction to certain chemicals or douches. Vaginitis often includes vaginal discharge, odor, and itching.


Women should be seen by a medical provider for this, as simple testing can be done to determine the source of irritation. Most forms of vaginitis can be treated.