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Vaginal Injury Overview

What is a vaginal injury?
A woman with a vaginal injury has damage to the vagina, vulva or cervix, caused by an injury. Causes of vaginal injury include violent intercourse, sexual abuse, and foreign objects inserted into the vagina. Vaginal injuries are uncommon.

What are the symptoms of a vaginal injury?
Symptoms of a vaginal injury include vaginal pain or tenderness, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, or vaginal bruising. Additional symptoms may include blood in the urine, pain during urination, decreased urination, abdominal pain or pelvic pain.

How does the doctor treat a vaginal injury?
Treatment for a vaginal injury may include cold compresses, wound care, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Severe vaginal injuries may require surgery.

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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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