Vaginitis

 

Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina. As many as one-third of women will have symptoms of vaginitis sometime during their lives. Vaginitis affects women of all ages but is most common during the reproductive years.

Vaginitis is caused by a change in the balance of the yeast and bacteria that normally live in the vagina can result in vaginitis. This causes the lining of the vagina to become inflamed. Factors that can change the normal balance of the vagina include the following:

  • Use of antibiotics
  • Changes in hormone levels due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or menopause
  • Douching
  • Spermicides
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Infection

This information was provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Click HERE for more information about vaginitis.

Sandpoint Women's Health offers treatment for vaginitis. Call 208-263-2173 to make an appointment with one of our highly skilled providers or click the button below to request an appointment.