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Vulvovaginitis: Inflammation of both the vagina and vulva (the external female genitals).

Watchful waiting: Careful observation without immediate treatment.

Wide local excision: A procedure in which the doctor removes only the cancer and some normal tissue surrounding the tumor.

X-ray: High-energy radiation used in low doses to create images of the body to help diagnose diseases and determine the extent of injuries.

Yeast infections: Infections of the vagina caused by one of the many species of fungus called Candida. A change in the chemical balance in the vagina allows the fungus to grow too rapidly and cause symptoms.

 


 

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Reviewed by Marina Katz, MD on August 30, 2012

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