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Vaginitis FAQs What are the most common types of vaginitis?

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Updated December 18, 2003

The six most common types of vaginitis are:

Although each of these causes of vaginal infection can have different symptoms, it is not always easy for a patient to figure out which type of vaginitis she has; in fact, diagnosis can even be tricky for an experienced clinician. Part of the problem is that sometimes more than one type of vaginitis can be present at the same time. Often vaginitis is present without any symptoms at all.

To help you better understand these six major causes of vaginitis, let's look briefly at each one of them and how they are treated. Reprinted from the National Institute for Child Health & Human Development

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