Women Often Delay Diagnosis and Treatment of This Problem

Stop Vaginitis Red Sign Painted - Open Hand Raised, Isolated on White BackgroundOver the course of a year, about 15% of all women will complain of vaginal symptoms that they consider to be a vaginal infection.  Only about half of these women will see their health care professional, and most will take a trip to their regular drugstore to purchase over-the-counter antifungal preparations.  This may help, but many times it may delay the true diagnosis and treatment.

The term vaginitis is often used to refer to the symptoms of a vaginal discharge, an itchy irritating sensation, and an abnormal odor.  Over my next few posts, we will touch on bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginitis, and trichomoniasis.

-Dr. P

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