Symptoms may result from mild infections and are easy to treat. But, if they are not treated properly and quickly, they can lead to more serious conditions, including infertility or kidney damage.
Vaginal symptoms may also be a sign of more serious problems, such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or cancers of the reproductive tract (which occur rarely in adolescence).
Vaginal bleeding and discharge are a normal part of your menstrual cycle prior to menopause. However, if you notice anything different or unusual, consult your physician before attempting to treat the problem yourself.
Recognizing symptoms early and seeing a physician right away increases the likelihood of successful treatment.