How does vaginitis start and what can I do to stop it

Vaginitis is a common condition that can affect women of any age.  The symptoms of vaginitis can range from annoying to chronic, depending on the underlying cause.  But how does vaginitis start and what can you do to stop it.

How does vaginitis start?

Vaginitis is a condition that is characterized by vaginal pain, itching, irritation, burning, and discharge.    There are different types of vaginitis, but the condition occurs because of an altered vaginal microflora pattern. 

The vaginal micro-flora ecosystem consists of numerous strains of bacteria, but there are generally enough good bacteria to protect the vagina, and prevent an infection.  However, problems can arise if the bacteria milieu changes and the bad bacteria end up dominating the vaginal ecosystem.  These changes create an altered microflora pattern, which is often the source of vaginitis. 

The vaginal secretions that emanate from an altered microflora pattern can irritate the tissues around the vaginal opening, causing the symptoms associated with vaginitis.

What can be done to stop vaginitis?

In order to stop vaginitis, the specific altered vaginal microflora pattern must first be identified.  Dr. R. Stuart Fowler of Fowler GYN International developed the vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test, to detect the presence of an altered vaginal microflora state.  The VFA test delivers a quantitative analysis of the constituents of the vaginal fluid. 

Patients that have an altered vaginal microflora pattern are typically treated with a customized treatment protocol that combines medication, and a system of hypocontactant skincare products.  This restores the natural balance of the microflora ecosystem, and after about 6-8 months the symptoms of vaginitis will resolve.

Are you experiencing symptoms of vaginitis?  Contact the experts in vaginal healthcare at Fowler GYN International, Paradise Valley, AZ for a consultation. 

You can reach them at, or by calling (480) 420-4001.

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