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.
Treatments and Therapies
- How to Use Vaginal Tablets, Suppositories, and Creams (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Vaginal Diseases (National Institutes of Health)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: New Innovations for the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Atrophy: An Up-to-Date Review.
- Article: Vaginal laser therapy for gynecologic conditions: re-examining the controversy and where...
- Article: Vaginal hormone-free moisturising cream is not inferior to an estriol cream...
- Vaginal Diseases -- see more articles
Find an Expert
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Also in Spanish
- Find an Ob-Gyn (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Feeling Fresh (Nemours Foundation) Also in Spanish
- Gyn Checkups (For Teens) (Nemours Foundation) Also in Spanish
- I've Never Had My Period, So What Is This Discharge? (Nemours Foundation)
- Types of Hymens (Boston Children's Hospital) 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