Vaginal problems are some of the most common reasons women go to the doctor. They may have symptoms such as
- Abnormal bleeding
One common problem is vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. Other problems that affect the vagina include sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Treatment of vaginal problems depends on the cause.
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Lactobacillus iners-dominated vaginal microbiota in pregnancy.
- Article: Acceptability of and treatment preferences for recurrent bacterial vaginosis-Topical lactic acid...
- Article: Joint recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of vulvo-vaginal atrophy in...
- Vaginal Diseases -- see more articles
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- Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Also in Spanish
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Feeling Fresh (Nemours Foundation) Also in Spanish
- Gyn Checkups (Nemours Foundation) Also in Spanish
- I've Never Had My Period, So What Is This Discharge? (Nemours Foundation)
- Types of Hymens (Children's Hospital Boston) Also in Spanish
- Vaginal Discharge: What's Normal, What's Not (Nemours Foundation)
- Vaginal Infections (Public Health Service, Office on Women's Health)
- Bartholin cyst or abscess (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Imperforate hymen (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Vaginal cysts (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Vaginal dryness (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Vaginal itching and discharge - Adult and adolescent (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Vaginal itching and discharge - child (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish