Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
It sounds like you may have an infection, either of the vagina or the cervix. Most of these infections can be treated easily with antibiotics. You should see your doctor to diagnose which infection you have and which antibiotic will be appropriate for you.
Common vaginal infections include bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and chlamydia. Gonorrhea is another less common vaginal infection. Some of these infections can be passed between sexual partners. It is important to know which infection you have so you can tell your partner if they need to be treated or not.
Sometimes these infections are more serious and need to be addressed immediately. Symptoms of a more serious infection include
pain in the lower part of your belly
a thick yellow or yellow-green vaginal discharge.
Do you have any of the above symptoms?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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