Retained Object in the Vagina Overview
Another name for Retained Object in the Vagina is Vaginal Foreign Body.
What is a vaginal foreign body?
A woman with a vaginal foreign body has an object lodged in the vagina. Common vaginal foreign bodies include tampons, diaphragms, and condoms.
What are the symptoms of a vaginal foreign body?
Symptoms that occur with a vaginal foreign body include vaginal pain, vaginal discharge, or vaginal itching. Additional symptoms may include pain during urination, decreased urination, or increased urinary frequency.
How does the doctor treat a vaginal foreign body?
Treatment for a vaginal foreign body includes removal of the vaginal foreign body and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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