Overlapping symptoms and co-infections may result in incorrect diagnosis and inadequate treatment, leading to persistent and recurring vaginal infections.1
Millions of women with vulvovaginitis receive inadequate treatment.
A US community practice study showed that 4 out of 10 women didn’t receive an appropriate diagnosis and treatment for their vaginitis symptoms after an initial physician visit, which led to 4 out of 10 women having to schedule a new appointment because of persistent symptoms.2
On the other hand, many women attempt to self-diagnose but 1 out of 2 fails to self-medicate appropriately, leading to persistent vaginitis.3
4 out of 10 women did not receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment for vaginitis symptoms.2
High repeat visits
Frequency of return visits for persistent symptoms was as high as 42% among women with vaginitis.2