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Vaginal Pain in Children Overview

What is vaginal pain in children?
A female child with vaginal pain has discomfort around the labia or vagina. Vaginal pain may be caused by inflammation, infection, or an injury. Causes of vaginal pain in children include vaginitis, vaginal injury, and chemical vaginitis from soap or bubble bath.

What are the symptoms of vaginal pain in children?
Symptoms that occur with vaginal pain in children may include vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, vaginal swelling, vaginal redness, vaginal itching, or a vaginal foreign body.

How does the doctor treat vaginal pain in children?
The treatment for vaginal pain in children depends on the cause. General treatment may include warm baths and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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