Female Genital Problems and Injuries - Topic Overview
Other vaginal or vulvar
problems may occur from the use of birth control methods, the use of medicines,
or aging, or as a result of changes after pregnancy. These problems
- Vaginal prolapse, which may cause
urination and bowel changes.
- Retained tampon, birth control device,
or foreign object. See
how to remove an object from the vagina.
- Vulvar or vaginal
injury, such as landing on a metal bar such as on a bike or playground
equipment or from an object in the vagina.
- Vulvar pain (vulvodynia).
- Pudendal neuralgia, from pressure on the pudendal nerve in the genital area.
vaginitis. Examples of this include:
A young girl with unusual vaginal symptoms should be
evaluated by her doctor to determine the cause. Vaginitis in a young girl may
be caused by:
- A ball of toilet paper in her
- Pinworms that have spread from the anus
to the vagina.
- The spread of
bacteria from an upper respiratory infection of the
ears (otitis media) or throat (tonsillitis) to
the vagina by her hands.
A young girl with vaginal symptoms must also be evaluated
Many conditions can cause a
rash, sore, blister, or lump in your vaginal area (vulva ). One of the most
common causes of a rash is
genital skin irritation that may occur when soap is
not rinsed off the skin or when tight-fitting or wet clothes rub against the
skin. A sore, blister, or lump in your vaginal area may require a visit to your
Treatment of a vaginal problem depends on the cause of
the problem, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health
Check your symptoms to decide if and
when you should see a doctor.