Vaginitis is a vaginal inflammation, usually due to an infection. The causes may be chemical or traumatic. Chemical causes include the use of some creams or aggressive soaps near the vagina or urethra. Traumatic or external causes that cause inflammation of the vagina can range from sexual intercourse without sufficient lubrication, or practice sports without the necessary clothing. Sometimes, symptoms may go unnoticed, but usually, women who suffer from vaginitis present an excessive discharge, burning, painful urination, intercourse discomfort and irritation in the vulva and vagina. Treatment of vaginitis may be a cream or gel which is introduced into the vagina. Sometimes, even if symptoms disappear, the infection may still be dormant.