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Donors with Vaginitis 


If you are over 18 years old and have vaginitis, you may qualify for our research. 

With your participation you will receive monetary compensation and the satisfaction of helping to develop new treatment technologies.

Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders also can cause vaginitis.

The most common types of vaginitis are:

  • Bacterial vaginosis. This results from an overgrowth of the bacteria naturally found in your vagina, which upsets the natural balance.

  • Yeast infections. These are usually caused by a naturally occurring fungus called Candida albicans.

  • Trichomoniasis. This is caused by a parasite and is often sexually transmitted.




Vaginitis signs and symptoms can include:

  • Change in color, odor or amount of discharge from your vagina

  • Vaginal itching or irritation

  • Pain during sex

  • Painful urination

  • Light vaginal bleeding or spotting


If you have vaginal discharge, the characteristics of the discharge might indicate the type of vaginitis you have. Examples include:

  • Bacterial vaginosis. You might develop a grayish-white, foul-smelling discharge. The odor, often described as a fishy odor, might be more obvious after sex.

  • Yeast infection. The main symptom is itching, but you might have a thick white discharge that resembles cottage cheese.

  • Trichomoniasis. An infection called trichomoniasis (trik-o-moe-NIE-uh-sis) can cause a greenish-yellow, sometimes frothy discharge.

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