Fast Five Quiz: Can You Answer These User-Requested Questions About Sexual Intercourse-Related Injuries?

Richard H. Sinert, DO


August 05, 2015

Signs of a retained object in the vagina include the following:

  • Discharge that may be colored or smell foul

  • A foul smell with no discharge

  • Temperature of 104° F or higher

  • Vaginal itching

  • Pain when urinating

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain

  • Redness around the genital area

  • Vaginal swelling

  • Rash near the vaginal area

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