Gynecology - Vaginal/Vulvar Problems - Symptoms/Vulvodynia

Symptoms of Vaginitis


The main symptom of vaginitis is a lot of whitish, gray, or yellowish discharge from the vagina. Some vaginal discharge is normal for females of all ages, but infections cause an abnormal amount of discharge.


You may also have:


·          an unpleasant “fishy” odor from the vagina

·          itching

·          a swollen, red vulva, which may be painful or itchy

·          painful intercourse

·          bleeding in the vaginal area

·          symptoms of a urinary tract infection, such as pain when you urinate

·          vaginal dryness

·          Vulvodynia (Chronic vulvar pain including vulvar burning, irritation and rawness that is not a vaginal infection. This is often misdiagnosed as vaginitis or yeast.)

     Vulvodynia brochure


If you have pain in your lower abdomen or irregular bleeding with these symptoms, see your health care provider right away. If you are at risk for a sexually transmitted disease, or have had a sexual partner change, and have the above symptoms, you should also see your provider right away.

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