8 Things Every Woman Should Know About Vaginitis

1. What is Vaginitis? 1 of 9

Vaginitis is a general term that refers to the inflammation and irritation of the vagina. There are four common types, most of which are caused by an imbalance in substances already naturally present in the vagina.

  1. Bacterial Vaginitis - Caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria present in the vagina. 
  2. Yeast Infection - Caused by the overgrowth of naturally occurring fungus in the vagina called Candida albicans.
  3. Trichomoniasis - Caused by a parasite that is often transferred through sexual intercourse.
  4. Vaginal Atrophy - Caused by depleted levels of estrogen after menopause.

 

Other Questions We Will Answer:

What Causes Vaginitis?

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What If I Usually Have a Discharge?

When Should I Go to the Doctor?

How Do I Treat Vaginitis?

Are There Complications?

How Do I Prevent Vaginitis?

 

December 21, 2011

Natalie Moya | ChaCha Heealth + Lifestyle