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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.

Update Date 4/5/2016

Updated by: Irina Burd, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.