Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of the vaginal bacteria or an infection.
The most common types of Vaginitis are:
- Bacterial Vaginosis, which results from overgrowth of one of several organisms normally present in your vagina.
- Yeast infections, which are usually caused by a naturally occurring fungus called Candida albicans.
- Trichomoniasis, which is caused by a parasite and is commonly transmitted by sexual intercourse.
Treatment depends on what type of Vaginitis you have.