Postpartum Vaginal Stenosis Due to Chemical VaginitisCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Maruti Sinha,
Senior Consultant and CMO, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Kasturba Hospital, Darya Ganj, New Delhi -110002, India.
Acquired vaginal stenosis is a rare obstructing anomaly, which can be caused by use of chemicals in the vagina. A 21-year-old gravida 1 para 1, presented with secondary amenorrhea and inability to have sexual intercourse, after normal spontaneous vaginal delivery complicated by post partum bleeding. The delivery was conducted by untrained traditional birth attendant at home. The wash cloth soaked with caustic soda was packed in the patientís vagina and was left in situ for 10 days, which ultimately led to the severe scarring and stenosis of the vagina. Patient underwent surgical management and the extensive vaginal adhesions were excised and a patent vagina was reconstructed. Patient then reported successful vaginal intercourse without dyspareunia. Post partum vaginal stenosis due to chemical vaginitis is rare. These cases can be prevented by adequate training of untrained health care workers.
Chemical burn, Caustic soda, Sodium hydroxide, Vaginal atresia, Vaginal gynatresia
Gurcharan Kaur, Maruti Sinha, Ridhima Gupta. POSTPARTUM VAGINAL STENOSIS DUE TO CHEMICAL VAGINITIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 18 ]; 10:QD03-QD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 16, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Jan 30, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Mar 01, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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