How does vulvovaginitis affect the body?

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Depending on the cause of vulvovaginitis, it can affect your body in different ways. For instance, if vulvovaginitis is caused by a bacterial infection, the infection can spread to the skin due to vigorous itching. Also, sexually transmitted diseases that cause vaginal infections can spread to your partner if you do not use a condom. The long term effects of such STD's as gonorrhea, if left untreated, can cause genital scarring or even infertility.

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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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