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Causes of vaginal itching

Causes of vaginal itching

Overview

Persistent itching of the vaginal and vulval areas may be due to chemicals such as detergents, infections or menopause. Diagnostic tests such as Pap smear, vaginal culture or biopsies may be performed to determine the cause.

Review Date 1/14/2018

Updated by: John D. Jacobson, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda Center for Fertility, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.