Foreign Body, Vagina Topic Guide
Foreign Body, Vagina: Foreign objects in the vagina can include objects designed to use in a woman's vagina (for example, tampons, medications, vaginal suppositories) and objects not designed to insert into the vagina. Common symptoms of a foreign object in the vagina include unusual vaginal bleeding, vaginal itching, vaginal discharge, pain with urination, vulvar discomfort, abdominal or pelvic pain. Treatment of objects in the vagina depend on the object, if it is imbedded, or easily removed by the patient or health care professional.
Vaginal Discharge Vaginal discharge is a fluid or semisolid substance that is normal and helps keep the vagina clean. Normal vaginal discharge is clear or milky white and does not have an unpleasant odor. Bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including trichomonas, gonorrhea, or Chlamydia can cause a change in color or odor. Symptoms of infection may include yellow-green or gray discharge, strong odor, or irritation of the genitals. Treatment depends on the infection.