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Vaginal Pain, Discomfort, Itching, and Discharge

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Should I be concerned about vaginal pain, discomfort, itching, and discharge?Should I be concerned about vaginal pain, discomfort, itching, and discharge?


From time to time, you may experience some vaginal pain, discomfort, itching, or discharge that resolves quickly and easily without too much fuss. On the other hand, if symptoms persist they can indicate an underlying gynecologic health concern which requires medical attention.

Bothersome, but not serious, vaginal issues may occur from chemical irritants. You might have this type of reaction from soaps, detergents, scented toilet paper, condoms, creams, douches, feminine hygiene products, or other items with chemicals that come in contact with the vagina. You could end up with some irritation which can leave the vaginal area sensitive and tender. Intercourse, a weakened immune system, or using antibiotics can lead to an uncomfortable yeast infection. You could then experience some vaginal discharge and itching. Vaginal symptoms from chemical irritants or a yeast infection should not be chronic or significantly painful, and they generally are not serious concerns though they can be physically troublesome.

There are also several gynecologic reasons why you could experience some vaginal issues. These include:Though occasionally you may experience some vaginal discomfort, itching, or discharge because of some lifestyle changes or activities, it should not occur frequently nor last for any length of time. Vaginal pain may only occur rarely, if ever. If you do experience vaginal pain, discomfort, irritation, or discharge, be sure to talk to your doctor. These symptoms could indicate you have an undiagnosed gynecologic issue which needs identified and treated.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

01-12-2015 - 11:57 PM


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