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Infection of the Vagina Overview

Another name for Infection of the Vagina is Vaginitis.

What is vaginitis?
A woman with vaginitis has inflammation of the vagina, usually due to an infection. A yeast infection is the most common cause of vaginitis. Most women develop vaginitis at some time during their lives.

What are the symptoms of vaginitis?
Symptoms of vaginitis may include a vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, vaginal redness, a vaginal odor, and a groin rash.

How does the doctor treat vaginitis?
The treatment of vaginitis depends on the cause. Treatment for vaginitis may include antibiotics, antifungal medication, antiviral medication, or estrogen cream.

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Infection of the Vagina References
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