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What causes vaginal discharge and vaginal itching? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast infections cause irritation, itching, swelling, and discharge. Most women will get an infection at least once in their life.

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2

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis is a common infection of the vulva and vagina. Symptoms may include itching, discomfort while urinating, and increased vaginal discharge.

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3

Postmenopausal Atrophic Vaginitis

Postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis normally occurs after menopause. The condition can lead to increased vaginal infections and may make sexual intercourse painful.

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4

Urethritis

Urethritis is a condition in which the urethra, or the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body, becomes inflamed and irritated.

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5

Trichomonas Infection

Trichomoniasis, sometimes called "trich," is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is a very common infection, but fortunately it is very treatable.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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