What are symptoms of vulvovaginitis?


Symptoms of vulvovaginitis include:

  • Inflammation or swelling of the vagina, including the labia major, labia minor, or perineal area,
  • Itchy or irritated vagina,
  • A vaginal discharge that can come in several forms, or
  • A burning sensation while urinating.

Most women report to their doctors after experiencing a vaginal discharge, which is one of the most prominent signs of a genital disorder, including vulvovaginitis or a sexually transmitted disease. The discharge may appear differently depending on the cause of the infection. For example, candidal vulvovaginitis (caused by a fungal infection) can be recognized by a white, curd-like, thicker discharge, while the discharge indicating bacterial vulvovaginitis can be thinner, grey, and foul-smelling.

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