Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. The normal environment of the vagina is acidic, which helps prevent overgrowth of organisms that can cause vaginitis. But when disruption of the lining occurs due to extreme stress or antibiotic use, vaginitis may develop. Any woman can get vaginitis.

There are different types of vaginitis. The most common are yeast vaginitis (yeast infection), a bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis, and vaginitis related to sexually transmitted diseases such as Trichimonas.

Signs and symptoms vary depending on what type of vaginitis you have but may include:

Vaginal discharge
Foul odor
General vaginal irritation.

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