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Keywords:

  • bacterial vaginosis;
  • trichomoniasis;
  • vaginitis;
  • vulvovaginal candidiasis

Vaginal symptoms are one of the leading reasons that women visit their health care providers. Women often self-diagnose and may treat themselves inappropriately. This article describes the etiology, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the 3 most common vaginal infections: bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and vulvovaginal candidiasis.