Vaginal itching

Alternative Names

Pruritus vulvae; Itching – vaginal area; Vulvar itching

Definition of Vaginal itching

Vaginal itching is a tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area (vulva). The itching may cause a desire to scratch the affected area.

Review

Daniel N. Sacks MD, FACOG, Obstetrics & Gynecology in Private Practice, West Palm Beach , FL. Review Provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 10/18/2009

Female reproductive anatomy
Causes of vaginal itching
Uterus

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