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I got scratched inside my vagina with a fingernail. Can that cause an infection?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Scratch injury

Sometimes indeed a break in the skin can lead to an infection.
A scratch from a fingernail is considered 'low risk' fortunately -because it's a relatively open type wound and not very deep. (Unlike some other types of injuries). The body has a very good immune system and I don't expect any major complications from this. If you have pain, some discharge, ?visible redness or other symptoms see an MD

In brief: Scratch injury

Sometimes indeed a break in the skin can lead to an infection.
A scratch from a fingernail is considered 'low risk' fortunately -because it's a relatively open type wound and not very deep. (Unlike some other types of injuries). The body has a very good immune system and I don't expect any major complications from this. If you have pain, some discharge, ?visible redness or other symptoms see an MD
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