Vaginal Discharge and Urinary Symptoms in Young Girls
Sometimes, mild urinary symptoms, such as painful urination
(dysuria), can be a symptom of an infection that is not related to the bladder
or kidney. When mild urinary symptoms are present with discharge from the
vagina, a vaginal infection may be the cause.
Discharge from the
vagina may also be a symptom of a
sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexual abuse.
You may feel uneasy if your health professional brings up the issue of sexual
abuse. Health professionals have a professional duty and legal obligation to
evaluate the possibility of abuse in a child.
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.