Vaginitis or Vaginal Itching

Pelvis | Gynecology | Vaginitis or Vaginal Itching (Symptom)


Vaginitis is a low infection and localized inflammation of the vaginal mucosa and can be caused by bacteria, fungi, protozoa. Yeast is also called COLP. Usually accompanied by inflammation of the vagina and vulva inflammation (the external female genitalia) vaginitis is called vulvovaginitys.

Bacterial vaginosis cause symptoms that are different from those of two other common types of vaginal infection, vaginal infection with trichomonas. It is possible to have more than one type of vaginal infection while. Bacterial vaginosis is a change in the balance of bacteria that are normally present in the vagina, which can cause some bothersome symptoms. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal symptoms in women of childbearing age. The main symptom of bacterial vaginosis is the elimination of excessive secretions in quantity, malodorous, white-gray, unlike normal vaginal discharge.

One in three women with bacterial vaginosis describes a yellow discharge. A smell of fish, upsetting, which is usually bad after sex, is the whistle of bacterial vaginosis. However, almost half of women with bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms to attract attention. Bacterial vaginosis does not necessarily determine the occurrence of itching (pruritus)! Other conditions that may present similar symptoms are sexually transmitted diseases, urinary tract infection and vaginal infection.


Bacterial vaginosis is caused by a loss of balance of microorganisms that normally make up the existing flora in the vagina. Normally, about 95% of vaginal flora consists of bacteria called lactobacillus. Lactobacillus helps maintain pH - vaginal low and prevent overgrowth of other microorganisms. The causes that lead to bacterial vaginosis are less known.

However, a number of known risk factors can cause changes in normal bacterial flora existing in the vagina: a decrease in lactobacilli bacteria are good and an increase in bacteria that are less friendly, whose multiplication is usually kept in check by higher levels of lactobacilli. Thus women with bacterial vaginosis have fewer lactobacillus organisms type than normal and several other bacteria. These risk factors include sexual activity, presence of STDs in the past, intravaginal washing, vaginal tampons, diaphragms and intrauterine device use. Bacterial vaginosis is more common in women who have multiple sex partners or having a woman as a sexual partner. Bacterial vaginosis is sometimes influenced by hormonal changes; it is more common around the time of menstruation and occurs in up to 23% of pregnant women.