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Vaginal problems

In about half of all cases of bacterial vaginosis, there are no noticeable symptoms

Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis can put you at an increased risk of developing other conditions, so it’s a good idea to get it checked by your doctor.

Woman preparing a bath to help treat Bartholin's cysts.

Bartholin’s cysts

Bartholin’s cysts can develop if the ducts of the Bartholin's glands, found inside the vagina, become blocked. Learn about the causes and treatment.

Painful sex for women is not uncommon, you should see a doctor for treatment.

Painful sex for women

Experiencing pain or discomfort during sex is fairly common, but in some cases there is an underlying cause.

Retained object or tampon

Sometimes a tampon or other object can become stuck in the vagina. If this happens to you, it is important to know what to do.

Female sanitary products

Vaginal bleeding

Vaginal bleeding isn't always related to menstruation. It can also be caused by infection or injury.

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Vaginal discharge

Every woman has some vaginal discharge. It's usually healthy and serves a purpose. Here's how to know what's normal, and what's a sign of infection.

Two girls at a swimming pool.

Vaginal dryness

Although it can affect any woman, vaginal dryness is most common in women who have experienced menopause.

Bath tub and towel.

Vaginal irritation and infection

Irritation around the sensitive skin of the groin or vagina can have many causes. Learn about this condition, and its treatment and prevention.

Vaginal thrush can be treated by anti-fungal tablets.

Vaginal thrush

Thrush is a common condition caused by a fungal infection. Vaginal thrush can be both treated and prevented.

Someone may experience vaginismus due to either physical or psychological factors

Vaginismus

Vaginismus occurs when the muscles around the vagina tighten involuntarily. Learn more about its common causes, symptoms and treatments.

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