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What Is Vaginitis?
Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina. In most cases it is due to a fungal infection. The patient typically has a discharge, itching, burning, and possibly pain. It is frequently linked to an irritation or infection of the vulva. Vaginitis is a very common condition. It is especially common in women with diabetes.
The vagina is the muscular canal from the cervix to the outside of the body. It has an average length of about six to seven inches. The walls of the vagina are lined with mucus membrane.
People frequently refer to the vagina when really they mean the vulva or female genitals generally - strictly speaking the vagina is a specific internal structure. The only part of the vagina that can be normally viewed from the outside (without any instruments or carrying out a pelvic examination) is the vaginal opening.The rest of the area are parts of the vulva, which include the labia majora, mons pubis, labia minora, clitoris, bulb of the vestibule, vestibule of the vagina, etc.
There are several types of vaginitis. The most common are:
What are the symptoms of vaginitis? A symptom is something the patient feels and reports, while a sign is something other people, such as the doctor detect. For example, pain may be a symptom while a rash may be a sign.
The hallmark symptoms of vaginitis include itching, burning and a discharge.
What causes vaginitis?
Vulvovaginitis - inflammation of the vagina and vulva - can affect all women of all ages from every socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
The Most Common Causes