How does vulvovaginitis affect men?

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Men cannot contract vulvovaginitis. However, some causes of vulvovaginitis, mainly sexually transmitted diseases, can spread to men. For instance, the T. vaginalis organism that causes the STD trichomoniasis can be found in men as well. Although it does not usually cause symptoms in men, some men may experience burning while urinating or ejaculating, itching, swelling of the prostate, or a urethral discharge. Talk to your doctor if you think you have been exposed to any case of vulvovaginitis.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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