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What is Vulvovaginitis?

What is Vulvovaginitis?

Vulvovaginitis consists of the inflammation of the vulva and vagina, usually due to the presence of an infection in the area. The most common infectious agent in vulvovaginitis is the candida fungus.

Among the typical symptoms described by women suffering from vulvovaginitis are the following:

  • Excessive discharge with yellow-green color.
  • Inflammation of the vagina.
  • Red colored cervix.
  • Alteration of the vaginal pH.
  • Vulvar itching.

The diagnosis of vulvovaginitis is made through a thorough history and physical examination. In addition, the specialist will request a Pap smear.