Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Evaluation

The evaluation of an abnormal vaginal discharge begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam.

Physical findings in a woman with an abnormal vaginal discharge may include:


Usually, tests are necessary to evaluate an abnormal vaginal discharge.

Tests that may be used to evaluate abnormal vaginal discharge include:

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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