What is it?
An umbrella term for any infection of the external female sexual organs, including the labia majora, labia minora, and clitoris. The most common infections (though not all) are due to sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms that are highly suggestive of female genitalia infection are:
- vaginal pain
- vulvar irritation
- vulvar sore
- mass on vulva
Although you may still have female genitalia infection without those symptoms.
Things to watch out for
GP should be contacted for a blood test to rule out any other STI related complications.