Vaginitis - What is Vaginitis?

Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina.

A woman with this condition may have itching or burning and may notice a discharge. In general, these are symptoms of vaginitis:

  • irritation and/or itching of the genital area
  • inflammation (irritation, redness, and swelling caused by the presence of extra immune cells) of the labia majora, labia minora, or perineal area
  • vaginal discharge
  • foul vaginal odor
  • discomfort or burning when urinating
  • pain/irritation with sexual intercourse

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2011

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