By Cicle Health on 28 Nov, 2022

Inflammation of the vagina is known as vaginitis. The bacteria and yeast that typically inhabit the vagina are the cause.

You can detect an unusual fragrance in addition to discomfort. You might have a bacterial, yeast, or viral infection. The fragile skin and tissues in this area may be irritated by chemicals in soaps, sprays, or even clothing that comes into contact with it.

But it's not always simple to understand what's happening. To sort it all out and select the best course of action, you"ll probably need our doctor's assistance. Click here to book an appointment.

Symptoms of Vaginitis

Symptoms of Vaginitis are always difficult to notice.

The following are symptoms of vaginitis:

  • Itchy and irritation in the vagina
  • Pain and discomfort in Vagina
  • Swelling in the vagina and its surroundings
  • Changes in the volume of vagina discharge
  • Change in color of vagina discharge.
  • Pain or irritation during urination
  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding or spotting during sex

Types of Vaginitis

The most common types of vaginitis are:

  • Candida or “yeast” infections.
  • Bacterial vaginosis.
  • Trichomoniasis vaginitis.
  • Chlamydia or gonorrhea.
  • Viral vaginitis (herpes).
  • Non-infectious vaginitis.
  • Atrophic vaginitis.


The most typical causes of vaginitis include infections, such as trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, and candidiasis. 90% of cases of infected vaginitis occur after puberty.

Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, mycoplasma, herpes, campylobacter, certain parasites, and poor hygiene are less frequent causes of vaginitis.


The risk of Vaginitis can increase with the following factors:

  • Changes in hormones
  • Sexual activity
  • Sexually transmitted infection
  • Medicines, such as antibiotics and steroids
  • Using spermicide for birth control
  • Using vagina spray.
  • Wearing moist or tight-fitting clothes
  • Using IUD

Diagnosis for Vaginitis

Our doctor can check the following for Vaginitis:

Reviewing Medical History: - Our doctor will review your medical history and ask you about your sexual history

Pelvic Test: -During the Pelvic Test, our doctor can use an instrument to see inside the Vagina for swelling and discharge.

Collect a sample for lab testing:- Doctors can take a sample of your vagina discharge to check for bacteria

pH Testing:- Our doctor might test your vaginal pH by applying a pH test stick or pH paper to the wall of your vagina. An elevated pH can indicate either bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis.

Prevention of Vaginitis

  • Avoid hot tub and whirlpool spa.
  • Do not use aromatic tampons, pads, downs and scented soaps.
  • After using the restroom, clean from the back to the front.
  • Avoid cleaning the vagina, the vagina is a self-cleaning organ
  • Practice safe sex
  • Wear cotton pants

Treatment of Vaginitis

The cause will determine the appropriate course of treatment. Topical or oral antibiotics, creams that fight germs, or low-potency topical steroids that are applied topically may all be included.

Antibiotics like metronidazole (Flagyl) or clindamycin are frequently used to treat bacterial vaginitis (BV).

Butoconazole and clotrimazole are two drugs used to treat a fungus infection.

Why choose Cicle?

We at Cicle can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of Vaginitis. All you have to do is contact our health coach and an appointment with a doctor will be made. To book an appointment with a doctor, click here

Frequently asked questions

Can I get vagina Infection from the toilet?

Yes, bacteria can be found in unclean toilet seat

Is there any special kind of clothing to wear if you have vagina infection?

Wear cotton pants. Cotton pants are breathable, so they don't cause heat.

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