Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. It's commonly caused by an infection or irritation of the vagina.
Symptoms of vaginitis include abnormal vaginal discharge, an itchy vagina and pain when peeing.
Common causes of vaginitis include thrush, bacterial vaginosis, perfumed soaps, bubble bath and some sexually transmitted infections.
Vaginitis can usually be treated with antifungal medicines or antibiotics, depending on the cause.
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