Vulvar Disease pp 159-165 | Cite as

Approach to Diagnosis of Vulvovaginitis

  • Orna Reichman
  • Shiri Weinberg-Hendel


The main reasons for visiting a primary gynecologic clinic are vaginal discharge, pruritus, malodor, and dyspareunia. Using medical history, genital examination, measurements of vaginal pH, and wet mount (microscopy of vaginal secretion) can diagnose these symptoms. Clinical approach for diagnosing vaginitis use point of care tests: pH test, potassium hydroxide (KOH), and wet mount.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orna Reichman
    • 1
  • Shiri Weinberg-Hendel
    • 1
  1. 1.Shaare Zedek Medical CenterHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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