Gynecologic issues are disorders that affect the female reproductive system. The most common symptoms of gynecologic issues include pelvic pain, vaginal itching, vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, and breast pain and lumps. The significance of these symptoms often depends on the woman’s age because symptoms may be related to the hormonal changes that occur with aging.
Symptoms may result from mild infections that are easy to treat. But, if they are not treated properly, they can lead to more serious conditions, including infertility or kidney damage. Vaginal symptoms may also be a sign of more serious problems, from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to cancers of the reproductive tract.