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Glossary for Vulvitis

  • Bartholin's cyst: Cyst in a small vaginal gland
  • Bubble bath allergy: An immune-mediated reaction to exposure to bubble bath solutions. Bubble bath allergy tends to be more common in children and symptoms can vary in nature and severity.
  • Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
  • Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Dyspareunia: Vaginal pain after sexual intercourse
  • Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by skin inflammation and irritation. The severity of extent of the condition is highly variable. It may be caused by allergies, irritants or other factors such as stress.
  • Food allergies: Immune over-reaction to an eaten food.
  • Genital herpes: Sexually transmitted infection of the genital region.
  • Genital warts: Genital warts often from a viral STD.
  • Hives: Weals on the skin due to an allergic reaction.
  • Inflammatory conditions that may be pathogenic or non-pathogenic: Medical conditions causing inflammation, whether due to a pathogen (e.g. bacteria, virus), or a systemic or other cause.
  • Pelvic conditions: Any medical condition affecting the pelvic region.
  • Pinworm: Small, threadlike parasitic worms mainly in colon and rectum
  • Pubic lice: Lice in pubic area that are spread sexually.
  • Sexual Conditions: Any condition that affects sexual function
  • Soap allergy: An immune-mediated reaction to exposure to soap. Soap allergy tends to be more common in children and symptoms can vary in nature and severity.
  • Torulopsis: A type of yeast infection caused by Torulopsis glabrata. The fungus is often found in normal healthy skin, respiratory system, genitourinary system and gastrointestinal system and it generally only becomes a problem in weakened or immunocompromised people. They type of symptoms are determined by where and how severe the infection is.
  • Trichomoniasis: Sexually transmitted parasitic infection.
  • Vaginal discharge: Discharge from the vagina as a symptom
  • Vaginitis: Vaginal inflammation or infection of any type.
  • Vulva itch: Itching of the vulva area
  • Vulval swelling: Swelling of the external female genitalia.
  • Vulvovaginitis: Irritation or inflammation of the vulva or vagina. The condition is very common in young girls and can be triggered by moisture, tight clothing, obesity and irritants such as soap.
  • Women-only conditions: Conditions affecting women (females), but not males.
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.


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