Vaginitis Information

Even though most women will experience vaginitis at some point in their lives, many people know very little about it. The word refers to irritation of the vagina and/or vulva by:
  • Yeast
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Other organisms
  • Chemical irritants.
Symptoms vary from woman to woman. In fact, not all women with vaginitis will have symptoms. When they do occur, symptoms often include things like itching and burning in or around the vagina. Some women may have an abnormal discharge that has an unpleasant odor.
(For more information, including treatment options and what to do if you are having symptoms, click Vaginitis.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD