Vaginal discharge Epidemiology

Vaginal discharge Epidemiology - Vaginal discharge...

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Vaginal discharge Epidemiology Vaginal discharge is common, 1 in 10 women seeing their GP mention the symptoms and almost 1 in 5 attend attending a gynaecological clinic have an abnormal vaginal discharge of a type that indicates infection. Diagnosis A women concerned about vaginal discharge should seek medical opinion. If there is any possibility of sexually transmitted infection, it is advisable that they are referred to a GUM clinic as these are better equipped for diagnosing sexually transmitted infections. No referral letter from a GP is needed and the visit is confidential. Diagnosis and the decision to perform further investigations are based on the patient’s history and examination findings. Details regarding the length of time abnormal discharge has been noted, how it differs, whether the woman has a new sexual partner and details of previous similar episodes are all important. On examination the external genitalia and internal surface of the vagina and cervix will need to be assessed. Further investigations include:-
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