What is Vulvovaginitis?

Posted by | August 27, 2015 | Women's Health | No Comments
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Vulvovaginitis is a term referring to the different types of vaginal infections. Some of the most common infections and symptoms are:

Acute Vulvovaginal Candidiasis:

  • The primary symptom of this disease includes vulvar pruritus (the itchiness of the vulva) and feelings of burning
  • Erythema (superficial reddening of the skin) and edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the vulva)
  • Thrush patches
  • Thick white vaginal discharge

Chronic Vulvovaginal Candidiasis:

  • Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the vulva)

and lichenification (a skin condition that occurs in response to excessive itching or rubbing of the skin) of the vulva

  • Grayish sheen made up of epithelial cells and organism covering the area
  • Severe pruritus and burning
  • Irritation
  • Pain

Atrophic vaginitis

  • Vaginal soreness
  • Feeling of burning after sexual intercourse
  • Feeling pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Burning white or yellow discharge
  • Occasional spotting

If you suffer from vaginal infections such as the ones above or have two or more of the aforementioned symptoms, it would be best to visit your gynecologist. The doctor will be able to diagnose whether it is a vaginal infection, what type and propose possible solutions.

Do you suffer from vaginal infections or vaginal dryness? See if you qualify for Segal’s clinical study on Vaginal Infections or Vaginal Dryness today!

Source: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2188931-overview

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