What are the main symptoms of vaginitis?

Discharge/irritation. A vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) can, most commonly, be caused by bacteria, yeast or an organism called trichomonas. The most common symptoms are itching, burning and/or irritation, with or without a discharge and/or an odor that is unpleasent or abnormal for the patient. Post menopausal patients may develop an atrophic vaginitis from a lack of estrogen..