*VAGINITIS EP. 1*
✅ *What is vaginitis?*
*Vaginitis refers to inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge,* itching and pain and often occurs in combination with inflammation of the vulva, a condition known as vulvovaginitis.
*Vaginitis is often the result of an infection with yeast, bacteria, or Trichomonas, but it may also arise due to physical or chemical irritation of the area.* Not all infections that cause vaginitis are considered sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but some STDs cause vaginitis.
The most common types of vaginitis are:
*🔅i. Bacterial vaginosis,* which results from a change of the normal bacteria found in your vagina to overgrowth of other organisms.
*🔅ii. Yeast infections,* which are usually caused by a naturally occurring fungus called Candida albicans.
*🔅iii. Trichomoniasis,* which is caused by a parasite and is commonly transmitted by sexual intercourse.
Let's end here and continue tomorrow.