Vaginitis; Vaginal inflammation; Inflammation of the vagina
- Irritation and itching of the genital area
- Inflammation (irritation, redness, and swelling) of the labia majora, labia minora, or perineal area
- Foul vaginal odor
- Discomfort or burning when urinating
Signs and tests
If you have been diagnosed with a yeast infection in the past, you can try treatment with over-the-counter products. However, if your symptoms do not completely disappear in about a week, contact your health care provider. Many other infections have similar symptoms.
The health care provider will perform a pelvic examination. This may show red, tender areas on the vulva or vagina.
A biopsy of the irritated area on the vulva may be recommended if there are no signs of infection.