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What is Vaginal Infection

What is Vaginal Infection? what are the types and symptoms?

Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in the discharge, itching and pain. This is due to the change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. A decrease in estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders can also cause vaginitis.

What is Vaginitis?

Vaginitis is an irritation or itching of your vagina or vulva. It’s natural and usually easy to treat. Most of the people with vulva get vaginitis at some point of time.

What are the types of Vaginitis?

Doctors refer to the various circumstances that cause an infection or inflammation of the vagina as vaginitis. The most common kinds are:

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Candida or “yeast” infections
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Reactions or allergies (non-infectious vaginitis)
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Viral vaginitis

Treatment depends on the nature vaginitis you have.

Although they may have many symptoms, a diagnosis can be tricky even for an experienced doctor.


Vaginitis signs and symptoms can include:

  • Change in colour, odour or amount of discharge from your vagina
  • Vaginal itching or irritation
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Painful urination
  • Light vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Your vagina and/or vulva is red, irritated, swollen, or you feel uncomfortable
  • Burning in your vulva or vagina
  • you Feel like to pee more often than usual. Peeing may hurt if your vulva is really irritated
  • Viginal Discharge that isn’t normal for you.

If you have vaginal discharge, which many women don’t the characteristics of the discharge might indicate the type of vaginitis you have that include:

Bacterial Vaginosis: You may form greyish-white foul-smelling discharge. The odour often described as a fishy odour, might be more obvious after sexual intercourse.

Yeast Infection: The main symptom is itching, but you might have a white, thick discharge that relates cottage cheese.

Trichomoniasis: An infection known as trichomoniasis can cause a greenish-yellow, sometimes frothy discharge.

Vaginitis symptoms can be super simple, or barely noticeable. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all. It’s a good idea to be aware of what your vulva and vaginal discharge normally looks, feels and smells like, so it’s easier to notice any changes that could be signs of vaginitis or other infections.

Vaginitis really irritating you and was looking for treatment Mrs Sarah Hussain is a excellent gynaecologist at London with utmost experience who handles gynic related issues. Get an appointment now or contact us today.