Vaginal discharge

Last updated: Thursday, 20, January, 2011
CausesAppropriate Tests

Genital swabs (cervical, high vaginal), microscopy (wet film and Gram stain), bacterial and fungal culture for specific pathogens, if appropriate. Cytological examination (vaginal cytology) in the post-pubertal patient. Lesion biopsy

See also Vaginal bleeding

Sexually transmitted diseases, especially

Candida albicans infection

See Candidiasis

Gardnerella vaginalis infection

Haemophilus influenzae

Streptococcus pyogenes

Other beta-haemolyhic streptococci (post-partum)

Carcinoma 

Retained foreign body

  • Tampon