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An inflammation or irritation of the vagina and the vulva marked by pain, itching and discharge ; it is caused by one of many different conditions such as an allergic reaction to an irritating chemical (spermicide, douche, bath soap); a low level of estrogen after menopause or during the menstrual cycle; a foreign body (a tampon that was not removed); or an infection (bacterial vaginosis, candida infection, trichomonas). There are three types of vaginitis: gardnerella , monilia and trichomoniasis .
See Also: gardnerella, gonococcal urethritis, monilia, sexually transmitted disease, Trichomonas vaginalis, vaginitis

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