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Hematocolpos is a medical condition in which the vagina fills with menstrual blood. It is often caused by the combination of menstruation with an imperforate hymen. [1 ] Sometimes seen in [2 ] Robinow syndrome.
A related disorder is
hematometra, where the uterus fills with menstrual blood. It presents after puberty as primary amenorrhoea, recurrent pelvic pain with a pelvic mass. This can be caused by a congenital stenosis of the cervix, or by a complication of a surgical treatment. [3 ]
Generally treated surgically, with a
References [ edit ]
^ Kloss, Brian T.; Nacca, Nicholas E.; Cantor, Richard M. (6 May 2010). "Hematocolpos secondary to imperforate hymen". International Journal of Emergency Medicine 3 (4): 481–482. doi: 10.1007/s12245-010-0171-2. PMC 3047835. PMID 21373333.
^ TOMPKINS, PENDLETON (2 September 1939). "THE TREATMENT OF IMPERFORATE HYMEN WITH HEMATOCOLPOS". Journal of the American Medical Association 113 (10): 913–916. doi: 10.1001/jama.1939.02800350023007.
^ Verma, SK; Baltarowich, OH; Lev-Toaff, AS; Mitchell, DG; Verma, M; Batzer, F (Jul 2009). "Hematocolpos secondary to acquired vaginal scarring after radiation therapy for colorectal carcinoma." (PDF). Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 28 (7): 949–53. PMID 19546336.