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Vaginal Diseases


Vaginal problems are some of the most common reasons women go to the doctor. They may have symptoms such as

Often, the problem is vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. The main symptom is smelly vaginal discharge, but some women have no symptoms. Common causes are bacterial infections, trichomoniasis, and yeast infections.

Some other causes of vaginal symptoms include sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Treatment of vaginal problems depends on the cause.

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  • Douching (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health) Available in Spanish
  • Vaginal Odor (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

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