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I have an iud, I experienced some vagina burning and now

Customer Question

I have an iud, I experienced some vagina burning and now experiencing light pink discharge. What could be the cause
JA: How long have you been dealing with the issue? Are you in any pain?
Customer: A couple days
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No don't think so
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 months ago.

Hi there,

Is there an itch?

Any discharge?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
discharge is pink
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 months ago.

This sounds like Vulvovaginitis (also called vaginitis or vulvitis) which is usually caused by an infection of the vagina or outside vagina. The most common symptoms are itching, burning, and erythema of the vulvovaginal area, particularly with the presence of a vaginal discharge. Sometimes there is pain with intercourse and an odor.
The 3 most common causes of vulvovaginitis are:
-bacterial vaginosis
-vulvovaginal candidiasis

Unfortunately, you will need to see a medical provider to get a pap smear with cultures.

The treatment is antibiotics - either intravaginal or oral.

I hope this helps!

Let me know if you have additional questions.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 months ago.

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