The features of Vaginitis are:
► Vulvovaginal discomfort, or
The vagina is a tubular tract and serves as a conduit between the uterus and the outside. Many bacteria grow naturally in the vagina.
The vagina has an acidic pH, which is maintained by the bacteria, lactobacillus. The normal pH of the vagina is 3.8 - 4.5. This acidity helps to keep the vagina clean and also to prevent infections.
The normal vaginal secretions are usually thin or thick, clear in nature and white in color, without any odor. These secretions vary in intensity throughout the menstrual cycle, since hormones influence them.
There is an increase in the normal vaginal secretions during ovulation (mid - cycle) and in the premenstrual phase (week before a period). Other conditions associated with an increase in the normal vaginal discharge are pregnancy, use of oral contraceptive pills, sexual excitement, breast-feeding and stress.
Latest Publications and Research on VaginitisSexual Behaviour and Extra-genital Colonization in Women treated for Recurrent Candida Vulvo-vaginitis. - Published by PubMed
The Vaginal Microenvironment: The Physiologic Role of Lactobacilli. - Published by PubMed
Estimated Burden of Serious Fungal Diseases in Serbia. - Published by PubMed
Survey of Obstetrician-Gynecologists in the United States about Trichomoniasis, 2016. - Published by PubMed
Risk Factors of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis among Women of Reproductive Age in Xi'an: A Cross-Sectional Study. - Published by PubMed