Causes of vaginal itching
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Causes of vaginal itching

Causes of vaginal itching

Persistent itching of the vaginal and vulval areas may be due to chemicals such as detergents, infections or menopause. Diagnostic tests such as Pap smear, vaginal culture or biopsies may be performed to determine the cause.




Review Date: 11/7/2011
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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