Inflammation of the vagina, often in conjunction with the vulva (external tissues). Commonly, it is due to bacterial overgrowth, candida (fungus), or trichomoniasis. Only the latter is sexually transmitted.
A collection of fluid in a tissue pocket of the vagina. Cysts can form in old embryological structures (Gartner's cyst) or in glands (Bartholin gland cyst). Minor impact (e.g. tampon insertion) may also lead to cyst formation in the vaginal wall.
An inflammation of the vagina due to thinning of the tissues and decreased lubrication. This typically occurs due to lower levels of the hormone estrogen, for instance after menopause. It can lead to soreness, itching, and painful intercourse. It is treated with estrogen creams and lubrication.
Also known as vaginal thrush, this is an overgrowth of a fungus that is naturally found in the vagina. It affects the majority of women at some point in their lives. The exact triggers for yeast infections are unknown, but they are typically not dangerous.
A non-dangerous release of thick, white or yellow fluid from the vagina. This can occur normally with hormonal changes during a woman's menstrual cycle or during pregnancy. If the fluid has a darker color or foul odor, it may be due to an infection.
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