Jan 24, 2011 · Prepubertal anatomy. Prepubertal anatomy plays a major aetiological role in vaginal discharge, especially where it is the result of infection. In the prepubertal female the labia are small, undeveloped and there are no labial fat pads or pubic hair. 3 The anus is anatomically very close to the vagina. Thus, there is the risk of faecal contamination, which can lead to infection. 4, 5 In Cited by: 8. Jun 12, 2019 · Vaginitis may have a nonspecific etiology or may be due to known pathogens. It is the commonest gynecological problem in prepubertal girls. Symptoms include vaginal discharge, erythema, soreness, pruritus, dysuria, and bleeding. Occasionally, urinary tract or bowel symptoms may be interpreted by a child as vulvar or vaginal complaints.
Review Prepubertal vaginal discharge Authors Louise Hayes / Sarah M Creighton Key content: • Vaginal discharge is the most common reason for referral of a prepubertal girl to a gynaecologist. • Non-speciﬁc bacterial vulvovaginitis is the most frequent cause;however,less common causes must be excluded. • Associated symptoms include soreness and itching,which can be chronic andCited by: 8. Vaginal discharges are commonly seen in the prepubertal girl. Because of the anatomy of young girls, any offending agents have easy access to the genital area. The discharge can be caused by numerous organisms, including those associated with sexually transmitted disease. Also, chemical and Cited by: 12.
Jul 17, 2018 · Genital complaints in prepubertal girls are not rare, and all clinicians who examine children need to be familiar with the conditions that can cause genital redness, itching, discharge, bleeding, and pain. Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants who examine children must. Gray S. and Emans J. Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding in Adolescents. Pediatrics in Review May 2007. Pinto S, Garden A. Prepubertal Menarche:A Defined Clinical Entity. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2006 327-329; Striegal A, Myers J, Sorensen M, Furness P, and Koyle M. Vaginal Discharge and Bleeding in Girls Younger than 6 Years.