Consensual coital vaginal laceration in hypovolaemic shock: A report of two cases

Authors

  • Michael Archibong Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun state, South West, Nigeria
  • Nife Adedeji Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun state, South West, Nigeria
  • Eze Obinna Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun state, South West, Nigeria
  • Timothy Ezugwu Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun state, South West, Nigeria
  • Ekundayo Ayegbusi Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun state, South West, Nigeria

Keywords:

Coital laceration, Shock

Abstract

Background: Certain life-threatening complications and morbidities may occur following consensual sexual intercourse which may not be commonly experienced in clinical practice. One of such complications is hypovolaemic shock resulting from profuse bleeding.

Methods: Two cases of vaginal laceration complicated by hypovolaemic shock following consensual sexual intercourse are presented.

Results: Both patients had resuscitation with intravenous fluid, blood transfusion and subsequent examination under anaesthesia with repair of laceration in theater. Post-operative recovery period was uneventful and they were both discharged after proper counselling.

Conclusion: Bleeding from coital laceration could be life threatening. Prompt treatment should be instituted in such cases.

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01-05-2022

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