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Common symptoms of vaginitis include an itchy and sore vagina, unusual vaginal discharge and pain when peeing or having sex.

Causes of vaginitis include thrush, sexually transmitted infections, changes in your hormone levels and irritation.

If you have symptoms of vaginitis, a doctor or nurse may look around and inside your vagina to try to find out what the cause might be.

Treatment for vaginitis depends on what's causing it. Common treatments include antifungal medicine, antibiotics and hormone treatments.

Things you can do to help vaginitis include keeping your genital area clean and dry, and wearing loose, cotton underwear.

Vaginitis is soreness and swelling in and around the vagina. It's often caused by an infection or irritation.

Page last reviewed: 27/02/2023
Next review due: 27/02/2026