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Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. The normal environment of the vagina is acidic, which helps prevent overgrowth of organisms that can cause vaginitis. But when disruption of the lining occurs due to extreme stress or antibiotic use, vaginitis may develop. Any woman can get vaginitis.

There are different types of vaginitis. The most common are yeast vaginitis (yeast infection), a bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis, and vaginitis related to sexually transmitted diseases such as Trichimonas.

Our Approach to Vaginitis

UCSF offers personalized, sensitive care for common women's health problems, including vaginitis. Our mission is to provide every woman who comes to us with the highest quality treatment and the information she needs to make informed decisions about her health.

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