In-depth

Prevention

Health issues for lesbians

Symptoms

Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

Painful urination (dysuria)

Vagina

Vaginal bleeding

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal odor

Tests and diagnosis

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.

April 27, 2016
References
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