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ˌvædʒ əˈnaɪ tɪsvagini·tis

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  1. vaginitisnoun

    inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis)


  1. vaginitisnoun

    Inflammation of the vagina.


  1. Vaginitis

    Vaginitis, also known as vulvovaginitis, is inflammation of the vagina and vulva. Symptoms may include itching, burning, pain, discharge, and a bad smell. Certain types of vaginitis may result in complications during pregnancy.The three main causes are infections, specifically bacterial vaginosis, vaginal yeast infection, and trichomoniasis. Other causes include allergies to substances such as spermicides or soaps or as a result of low estrogen levels during breast-feeding or after menopause. More than one cause may exist at a time. The common causes vary by age. Prepubescent girls are often at risk for development of vulvovaginitis because of low amounts of estrogen and an underdeveloped labia minora.Diagnosis generally include examination, measuring the pH, and culturing the discharge. Other causes of symptoms such as inflammation of the cervix, pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer, foreign bodies, and skin conditions should be ruled out.Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Infections should be treated. Sitz baths may help with symptoms. Soaps and feminine hygiene products such as sprays should not be used. About a third of women have vaginitis at some point in time. Women of reproductive age are most often affected.


  1. vaginitis

    Vaginitis is an inflammation or infection of the vagina. This condition can cause symptoms such as discharge, itching, burning, and pain. It can be caused by various issues, such as bacterial or yeast infections, hormonal changes, allergens, or sexually transmitted infections. Depending on the cause, treatment could include antibiotics, antifungal medications, or hormone treatment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaginitisnoun

    inflammation of the vagina, or the genital canal, usually of its mucous living membrane

  2. Etymology: [NL. See Vagina, and -itis.]


  1. Vaginitis

    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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vaginitis

    Inflammation of the vagina characterized by pain and a purulent discharge.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaginitis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaginitis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Alyssa Dweck:

    Dyes, perfumes, and other additives in these products can trigger vaginitis, or inflammation of the skin around the vagina.

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    a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
    A impurity
    B leaven
    C hodgepodge
    D nitrile

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