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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010;53(8):742-745.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/kjog.2010.53.8.742    Published online August 1, 2010.
A case of unrecognized foreign body in vagina presenting with chronic lower abdominal pain in 20-year-old patient.
Eun Kyeong Oh, Jae Yeon Song, Hyun Hee Jo, Dong Jin Kwon, Yong Taik Lim, Young Oak Lew, Eun Jung Kim, Jang Heup Kim, Mee Ran Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mrkim@catholic.ac.kr
The foreign bodies in vagina cause intense inflammation. Genital complaints in patients could indicate the presence of a vaginal foreign object. Vaginal bleeding and blood-stained, foul-smelling discharge are considered to be the main clinical manifestations of vaginal foreign bodies, and toilet tissue reported as the most commonly found foreign body. The insertion of foreign bodies into the vagina is not uncommon but presentation as lower abdominal pain in an gynaecological clinic is rare. The causes of insertion are sexual stimulation, sexual abuse, accident of post-surgery and most cases find a solution after vaginal speculum examination. We describe a case of foreign body in the vagina of a patient presenting with chronic lower abdominal pain but undetectable and unrecognized in general examination.
Key Words: Chronic lower abdominal pain, Foreign body, Vagina

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