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Neglected intra-cervical bizarre foreign object.
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PMID:  23232685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Foreign objects in the female genital tract neglected for a long period of time may lead to many clinical problems including recurrent vaginal discharge and infertility. We present a case of 3-year long infertility, and 11-year long recurrent vaginal discharge in a 24-year-old female. She was treated empirically with several courses of antibiotics, which did not resolve her symptoms. Before her marriage, the family declined initial attempts to perform a physical examination due to fear of tearing the hymen, which has many social implications in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After her marriage, she suffered from infertility and continued to have the vaginal discharge. On vaginal examination, she was found to have a foreign body in the uterine cervix. It was inserted 13 years ago, and lead to chronic vaginal discharge and infertility.
Hassan S Abduljabbar; Majd A Sbenati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1343-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical College, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80215, Jeddah 21452, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tel. +966 (2) 6533333 Ext. 1336. Fax. +966 (2) 6526381. E-mail:
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