Definitions for vaginitisˌvædʒ əˈnaɪ tɪs
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inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis)
Inflammation of the vagina.
inflammation of the vagina, or the genital canal, usually of its mucous living membrane
Origin: [NL. See Vagina, and -itis.]
Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina. It can result in discharge, itching and pain, and is often associated with an irritation or infection of the vulva. It is usually due to infection. The three main kinds of vaginitis are bacterial vaginosis, vaginal candidiasis, and trichomoniasis. A woman may have any combination of vaginal infections at one time. The symptoms that arise vary with the infection, although there are general symptoms that all vaginitis infections have and infected women may also be asymptomatic. Testing for vaginal infections is not a part of routine pelvic exams; therefore, women should neither assume their health care providers will know of the infection, nor that they will provide appropriate treatment without their input.
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Inflammation of the vagina characterized by pain and a purulent discharge.
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Dyes, perfumes, and other additives in these products can trigger vaginitis, or inflammation of the skin around the vagina.
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