Foreign objects or forgotten tampons may cause a vaginal infection. Young girls might insert pieces of toilet paper, small toys, or household objects into their vagina. Teens and adult women may forget a tampon or a birth control device.
The most common symptoms of a vaginal infection caused by a foreign object include a change in vaginal discharge and a bad odor. Immediate removal of the object usually relieves these symptoms.
Your child is bleeding heavily.
The wound is deep.
The edges of the wound are gaping.
The wound is spurting blood.
You can't stop the bleeding after 10 minutes of direct pressure.
An object has punctured the skin and is still in the body.
The cut involves the eye or the cartilage of the nose or ear.