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February 19, 2007

What is vaginitis?

Vaginitis is a term for any infection or inflammation of the vagina.

What are the symptoms of vaginitis?

In general, vaginitis may cause itching, irritation, or abnormal vaginal discharge.

There are a several different kinds of vaginitis, each with their own causes and symptoms:

What are the treatments for vaginitis?

The key to treating vaginitis is knowing which kind you have. The treatment must be specific to the type of vaginitis present.

It is important to remember that each type of vaginitis has a different treatment. Therefore it is very important to see a health care provider to be sure you are using the right treatment for your condition. Also, some kinds of vaginitis have no symptoms so it is important to have regular gynecologic exams.

Can I prevent vaginitis?

There are some things you can do to lower your chances of getting vaginitis.

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