Vaginitis literally means "inflammation of the vagina." It can be a cause of discharge, itching and/or pain.
This type of inflammation is a common occurrence, but sometimes the cause is hard to pinpoint.
The three most common causes are bv (bacterial vaginosis), a Candida infection and
trichomoniasis, but they are NOT the only causes. Aerobic vaginitis is a cause of vaginal inflammation that many women do not know about.
Other causes could be, among others:
According to the US National Institutes of Health, most women will have vaginal inflammation of some sort during their lifetime.
According to the Mayo Clinic, you should see a doctor if you develop any vaginal discomfort that is not something you have already had diagnosed or that is unusual for you to have. They recommend that you see a doctor if:
NOTE: Please do not self-diagnose! You may mistakenly think you have one condition and treat it with over-the-counter medications, and not only will you not get the relief you want, but you'll waste money, delay the correct diagnosis, and possibly make your condition harder to cure. This can have terrible consequences!
Another thing you may not know is that you can have mixed infections, so that treating only one allows the others to get stronger. Vaginal discharge is only one clue to the mystery of your vaginal inflammation.
PowerOfProbiotics.com is here to help you be healthy with probiotics and other healthy ideas, but until you know the correct diagnosis of your condition, you won't know if any of the ideas in the site might be able to help you.
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