How do other illnesses affect vulvovaginitis?

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A yeast infection is another name for the type of vulvovaginitis caused by an infection of Candida fungus. Vulvovaginitis can also be caused by several sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea or trichomonas vaginitis. An infection of trichomonas vaginitis is caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis and is characterized by a green or yellow vaginal discharge that can be foamy. Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae organism and can produce a white or green discharge. The frequent occurrence of vulvovaginitis in adolescent girls may be explained by the presence of a sexually transmitted disease, and may even indicate sexual abuse.

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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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