If something is left in the vagina for too long, it can cause pain and irritation. In older girls, this may be a tampon or a birth control device. In younger girls, it could be toilet paper, small toys, or other objects from around the house.
Something left in the vagina for too long can also cause an infection. This can cause vaginal bleeding or discharge. There may also be a bad smell.
After the object is taken out, symptoms usually go away.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: March 20, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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