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Vaginal Symptoms

Vaginal Symptoms WOMEN’S HEALTH JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association Bacterial Vaginosis aginal symptoms are one of the most common reasons for which women seek medical care. Vaginal complaints account Vfor approximately 10 million medical office visits per year. Most vaginal symptoms are not a sign of a serious disease such as cancer or AIDS, and the majority of such symptoms are not due to a sexually transmitted disease. The March 17, 2004, issue of JAMA includes an article about diagnosing vaginal symptoms. DIAGNOSING VAGINAL SYMPTOMS • The vagina and surrounding areas are examined for redness or inflammation. • A sample of any discharge is taken for testing and observation under a microscope. COMMON CAUSES OF VAGINAL SYMPTOMS FOR MORE INFORMATION • Bacterial vaginosis—An inflammation of the vagina caused by bacteria, this • American College of Obstetricians condition is responsible for 40% to 50% of vaginal symptoms. Symptoms often and Gynecologists include a fishy-smelling discharge and itching or burning in the vagina. 800/762-2264 • Trichomoniasis—Infections with Trichomonas, a protozoan organism, is a common www.acog.org sexually transmitted disease (STD). The most common symptoms are a yellow, • National Women’s Health frothy discharge and pain during intercourse. About 15% http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Vaginal Symptoms

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WOMEN’S HEALTH JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association Bacterial Vaginosis aginal symptoms are one of the most common reasons for which women seek medical care. Vaginal complaints account Vfor approximately 10 million medical office visits per year. Most vaginal symptoms are not a sign of a serious disease such as cancer or AIDS, and the majority of such symptoms are not due to a sexually transmitted disease. The March 17, 2004, issue of JAMA includes an...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2004 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.291.11.1406
pmid
15026407
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Abstract

WOMEN’S HEALTH JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association Bacterial Vaginosis aginal symptoms are one of the most common reasons for which women seek medical care. Vaginal complaints account Vfor approximately 10 million medical office visits per year. Most vaginal symptoms are not a sign of a serious disease such as cancer or AIDS, and the majority of such symptoms are not due to a sexually transmitted disease. The March 17, 2004, issue of JAMA includes an article about diagnosing vaginal symptoms. DIAGNOSING VAGINAL SYMPTOMS • The vagina and surrounding areas are examined for redness or inflammation. • A sample of any discharge is taken for testing and observation under a microscope. COMMON CAUSES OF VAGINAL SYMPTOMS FOR MORE INFORMATION • Bacterial vaginosis—An inflammation of the vagina caused by bacteria, this • American College of Obstetricians condition is responsible for 40% to 50% of vaginal symptoms. Symptoms often and Gynecologists include a fishy-smelling discharge and itching or burning in the vagina. 800/762-2264 • Trichomoniasis—Infections with Trichomonas, a protozoan organism, is a common www.acog.org sexually transmitted disease (STD). The most common symptoms are a yellow, • National Women’s Health frothy discharge and pain during intercourse. About 15%

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Published: Mar 17, 2004

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