How is trichomonal vulvovaginitis diagnosed?

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In order to diagnose a case of trichomonal vulvovaginitis, doctors will do a physical examination and test a sample of fluid from either the vagina or penis. In the physical examination, your doctor will check for symptoms of trichomonal vulvovaginitis, such as a heavy vaginal discharge, vaginal redness, or even sores on the walls of your vagina. Doctors can also take a sample of either vaginal or penile fluid and examine it under a microscope. From there, they can easily detect the presence of the protozoa Trichomonas vaginalis.

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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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