Pediatric Vulvovaginitis: Tests and Diagnosis

How is pediatric vulvovaginitis diagnosed?

Vulvovaginitis is evaluated first by talking with a doctor at Children’s Hospital Colorado about your child/teen’s health history and symptoms. After carefully reviewing the history and symptoms, the doctor will perform a physical exam, which includes looking at the external vulva and rectal area. This examination is not painful and does not include an internal pelvic exam.

There is no specific test that is done to evaluate this condition. In certain circumstances, a vaginal culture may be done, but it is usually not needed.