Vaginitis is one of the most common gynecologic problems seen in ambulatory practice. Its differential diagnosis includes not only vaginal infection but also cervicitis, physiologic discharge, atrophic vaginitis, and iatrogenic vaginitis. This session will discuss how a careful history, focused examination, and skilled use of the office laboratory will help you achieve a precise diagnosis and prescribe effective therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Generate the differential diagnosis of a vaginal discharge
  • Describe the role of the office laboratory in diagnosing vaginitis
  • Prescribe effective treatment for infectious vaginitis