Vaginitis and its related conditions are the most common reasons women seek care from their gynecologists. However, it is not uncommon for women with complaints that suggest the presence of vaginitis or vaginosis to see their primary care physician or a nurse practitioner. While afflictions involving the vagina might not cause a great deal of discomfort, they can have a significantly negative impact on the patient's overall well being. This book is a tool for evaluating and managing the patient with vaginitis. After either reading this book or referring to it for specific guidance, the reader should be able to correctly evaluate a patient and develop a management regimen for most of the cases he or she will encounter.