Vaginitis is actually a common problem in the United States. Also, it is most present in women who have diabetes.
Vaginitis involves inflammation in the vaginal area due to infection or an improper balance in vaginal bacteria. Those who experience symptoms complain about pain, unusual discharge and itching.
There are a few kinds of vaginitis types that people can have.
Here are the four most common types:
Dr. Helliwell can conduct a physical examination and may take a discharge sample to help determine the cause of your symptoms.
Vaginitis varies from person-to-person and can be extremely mild or intensely painful.
Here is a list of some of the most common symptoms:
When should you visit your doctor if you feel like you have this condition?
It’s important to see your doctor whenever you have any of these symptoms, especially if you’ve never had vaginitis before. If you try to treat symptoms with over-the-counter yeast infection medication and it doesn’t improve or eliminate your symptoms, call Dr. Helliwell’s office.
If you have a new sexual partner, experiencing these vaginitis symptoms could signify transmission of an STD.