Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.


Vaginal Redness Overview

What causes vaginal redness?
Vaginal redness is common finding in the setting of vaginal inflammation or infection. Causes of vaginal redness include bacterial vaginitis, yeast vaginitis, trichomonas vaginitis, and chemical vaginitis. A yeast infection is probably the most common cause of vaginal redness. Most women develop vaginitis at some time during their lives.

What symptoms may accompany vaginal redness?
Symptoms that occur with vaginal redness may include vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, vaginal pain, a vaginal odor, and a groin rash.

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

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