Jump to content. Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Many women experience abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting between periods sometime in their lives. Vaginal bleeding is considered to be abnormal if it occurs:. Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many possible causes. By itself, it does not necessarily indicate a serious condition.
Vaginal discharge and bleeding in girls younger than 6 years
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There are several different reasons why a pediatric patient may experience vaginal bleeding. Some of the most common causes are listed below:. In the U.
Purpose: Persistent unexplained vaginal discharge or bleeding in the pediatric population may be the only manifestation of a serious underlying medical or social problem. Therefore, these symptoms require careful and complete evaluation to identify the primary pathology accurately. We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients who presented for evaluation of persistent vaginal discharge or bleeding to determine if noninvasive imaging was a sensitive means of screening for gynecological pathology. Materials and methods: The records of 24 girls younger than 6 years who presented with vaginal discharge or bleeding were reviewed retrospectively. All patients were evaluated with noninvasive imaging, a pelvic examination while under anesthesia, vaginoscopy and cystoscopy.