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What is trichomonal vulvovaginitis?

Trichomonal vulvovaginitis is inflammation of the vagina and vulva caused by the sexually transmitted disease trichomoniasis. The vulva is characterized as the external parts of the female genitalia, and includes the labia (vaginal lips), clitoris, vaginal opening, urinary opening, and the space between the vagina and the anus (perineum). This type of infection can cause pain during urination or sexual intercourse, genital redness and itching, and a foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

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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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