The vagina is a muscular canal that plays a starring role in three prime areas of a woman’s life: menstruation, sexual intercourse, and childbirth.

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common condition that causes vaginal discharge. It’s often described as having a fishy odor, and can cause pain and itching around the vagina. It’s usually treated with either vaginal or oral antibiotics.
Many women have pain mid-cycle, when they are ovulating. It is also known as mittelschmerz. The pain may last a few minutes to a few hours. It varies from a sharp cramp to a dull ache.
A yeast infection is a common infection in the vagina that many women experience at least once. It causes itching, a change in normal vaginal discharge, or an unusual odor.
Finding stool in the vagina means there's an abnormal connection from the large intestines, the rectum, and the vagina. This condition is called rectovaginal fistula.
Having an itchy vagina is quite a common symptom of either a yeast infection, contact dermatitis of the vagina, or atrophic vaginitis. Learn how to know the difference.
Atrophic vaginitis affects 47% of postmenopausal women and is caused by low levels of estrogen. Symptoms may include vaginal dryness, itching, or burning. Treatments may include lubricants, lifestyle changes as well as estrogen therapy.
A swollen vagina is often accompanied by other conditions, such pain, discharge, or itching, and can be caused by inflammation, obstruction, or trauma.
A Bartholin's cyst is a fluid-filled mass that can develop near the opening of the vagina that may be painful or painless. They may cause discomfort with or without activity and do not necessarily require treatment.
If you are experiencing dry itchy vaginal lips, or dry scabbing skin on the outside of your vagina, this could be from using irritating chemicals for hygiene or hair removal. A dry rash on the outside of the vagina can also be a sign of a skin infection or STD.

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7 Causes of Vaginal Bleeding After Sex, Menopause & Periods

Are you experiencing vaginal bleeding outside of your normal menstrual cycle, after sex, or after menopause? It's important to recognize patterns of vaginal bleeding outside of your normal menstrual cycle so you can talk to your doctor.
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Top 10 Vaginal Pain Causes and Treatment Relief Options

There are multiple causes of vaginal pain, including infection, irritation or trauma. Learn how to cure vaginal pain by understanding causes and relief options.
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