Information for Patients
Vaginal problems are some of the most common reasons women go to the doctor. They may have symptoms such as
- Abnormal bleeding
Often, the problem is vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. The main symptom is smelly vaginal discharge, but some women have no symptoms. Common causes are bacterial infections, trichomoniasis, and yeast infections.
Some other causes of vaginal symptoms include sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Treatment of vaginal problems depends on the cause.
- Bacterial Vaginosis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Bacterial vaginosis -- aftercare
- Bartholin's abscess
- Culture - endocervix
- Endocervical gram stain
- Imperforate hymen
- Vaginal cysts
- Vaginal discharge
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal itching
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Vaginitis - self-care
- Vaginitis test - wet mount
Women's Health Checkup
Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment are better. As a woman, you need some special exams and screenings. During your checkup, your health care provider will usually do:
- A pelvic exam - an exam to check if internal female organs are normal by feeling their shape and size.
- A Pap test - a test to check for cancer of the cervix, the opening to a woman's uterus. Cells from the cervix are examined under a microscope.
- A clinical breast exam - to check for breast cancer by feeling and looking at your breasts.
Your health care provider may also recommend other tests, including a mammogram or a test for HPV.
- Cervical cancer -- screening and prevention
- Health screening - women - age 18 - 39
- Health screening - women - age 40 - 64
- Health screening - women - over 65
- Pap and HPV Testing - NIH (National Cancer Institute)
- Women's health
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions
- And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
- NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.