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Vaginal Problems - Check Your Symptoms

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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • You are pregnant or think you might be pregnant: Go to the topic Pregnancy-Related Problems.
  • You have symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD): Go to the topic Exposure to Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
    • Do not have sex until you have been treated by your doctor.
    • Your partner or partners may need to be evaluated and possibly treated as well.
  • Burning with urination, frequent urination, or flank pain: Go to the topic Urinary Problems, Age 12 and Older.
Note:

If you plan to see a doctor, do not douche, use vaginal creams or suppositories, or have sex for 48 hours before your appointment.

Do you have pelvic or lower abdominal pain with other symptoms?

Do you think your vaginal symptoms may be caused by sexual abuse?

Do you have a rash, sore, blister, or lump in your vaginal area?

Do you have vaginal itching or a change in your vaginal discharge?

Do you think you have a vaginal infection?

Do you think your vaginal symptoms may be caused by a medicine?

Do you feel a bulging into your vagina or increased pelvic pressure with movement?

Do you have pain or bleeding with sex?

Are you unable to remove an object from your vagina?

Do you have vaginal symptoms that have not improved with treatment?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: February 01, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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