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Calabash pregnancy: a malingering response to infertility complicated by domestic violence.
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PMID:  23155970     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This is a case report of a 20-year old para 0+0 who presented with an 11-month pregnancy. On evaluation, the pregnancy was found to be a fake made-up 'calabash pregnancy'. There were no pregnancy symptoms and she had just menstruated three weeks prior to presentation. This was a deliberate event in response to delayed pregnancy attainment complicated by domestic violence. Domestic violence was in the form of verbal and physical abuse and later was on a monthly basis precipitated by onset of her menstrual flow. The patient's age, monogamous union and the fact that she is an orphan made her vulnerable to domestic violence.
A G Adesiyun; N Ameh; U Bawa; H Adamu; A Kolawole
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  Jamaica    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
From: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika--Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
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