What is the rate of incidence for bacterial vulvovaginitis?

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Bacterial vulvovaginitis is the most common form of vaginitis in women of a reproductive age. This occurs because the possible causes of bacterial vulvovaginitis are varied and involve a number of mostly common occurances (including hygiene activities or sex), in addition to any outside presence of bacteria. Most women experience symptoms of vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) or vulvovaginitis (inflammation of the vagina and vulva) at least once in their lives. However, studies show that vaginal bacterial infections are most common among women of childbearing age.

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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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