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Vulvovaginitis

Vaginal itching, burning, vaginal pain, soreness in the vaginal area, cutting, ripping, swelling of the vagina, lumps in and around vagina, ulcers in vagina and vaginal discharge - all these best describe vulvular discomfort. Teen girls or menopausal women - vulvovaginitis, irritating vaginal itch, troublesome vaginal burning causes emotional trauma to women of all ages. Women are more prone to urethral or vaginal infections at one point or another in their lives. So, feminine hygiene is a very important aspect of a woman's life. If compromised, it can lead to serious consequences.


A change in normal vaginal discharge could be due to one or a combination of these conditions.


  • Inflammation or infection of the vagina, vulvovaginitis.
  • Infections of the vagina, such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis trichomoniasis, human papillomavirus (HPV) or herpes.
  • Infection of the cervix (cervicitis)
  • An object in the vagina (like a forgotten tampon)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea can be a major cause of vaginal irritation.
  • Using certain antibiotics or douching.
  • Stress, illness and hormone changes can make the vagina more vulnerable to irritation.

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Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: June 24, 2019