Is prepubescent vulvovaginitis serious?

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Prepubescent vulvovaginitis is very common among adolescent girls, and is not usually considered serious. Symptoms of prepubescent vulvovaginitis can be corrected by lifestyle adjustments such as better hygiene and sometimes do not require medical treatment. However, multiple unexplained cases of prepubescent vulvovaginitis may be cause for concern, as they may indicate a sexually transmitted disease. In these cases, doctors usually evaluate the possibility of sexual abuse.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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