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Woman in her 30s discovered she was infertile after STONES formed in her vagina

WE have heard of kidney and gallbladder stones – but in rare cases, stones can develop in the vagina.

Doctors have described the discovery of “huge” stones in the vagina of a woman trying to get pregnant.

Vaginal stones, about the size of a ping pong ball, after being removed from a woman's vagina

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Vaginal stones, about the size of a ping pong ball, after being removed from a woman’s vaginaCredit: Urology Case Report

Shocking photos published in Urology case report shows that palm-sized stones were removed from her body during surgery.

Doctors say vaginal stones can be “silent for years” as they slowly form, remaining “undetected in the absence of symptom“.

The 30-year-old, who has not been named, was rushed to medical attention when she said she was fighting dry after marriage.

Other reported symptoms concern Indonesian doctors.

Woman has a problem with a bladder leak since she was 5 years old, when she was in a traffic accident that broke her bladder.

Her period used to be seldom, no often, rarely and painbut she never sought treatment for it.

The physical examination revealed something obstructing the vagina.

A CT scan showed two “solid and smooth” stones inside the pelvic area.

At 3.6cm x 5cm and 5cm x 5.8cm, they’re about the size of two ping pong balls.

One is attached to the bladder wall, while the other is attached to the wall of the rectum.

Doctors explain that vaginal stones can develop when urine collects in places it shouldn’t, such as in the vagina.

In this woman’s case, this may have happened because she had an abnormal opening between her vagina and the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, called a ureteral fistula.

This is because the injuries she suffered as a child, also caused damage to her reproductive organs without her knowledge, partially blocking her vaginal opening.

It is likely that this is the cause behind the apparently irregular menstrual cycles, the report said.

It added: “Vaginal congestion will also cause sexual quality problems and infertility in adult women.”

Almost no cases of vaginal stones have been reported in the medical literature, and none have caused infertility, the team says.

Surgeons removed the stones and fixed other abnormalities in the patient’s vagina, and six months later she was free of any problems.

The report did not comment on whether she was able to conceive.

Based on Columbia Shores OBGYNVaginal stones cause symptoms of pain in the vaginastomach, and during sex or urinary incontinence.

It can cause women to need the toilet more often and more urgently.

For this reason, it can be misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection – although in the vast majority of cases this will be the most likely problem.

The website says: “Vaginal stones, medically known as cervicitis, are a very rare condition that most gynecologists will never even see during their careers. their.

“However, vaginal stones still occur.

“Primary vaginal stones often develop after surgery, trauma, neurogenic bladder, vaginal stenosis, or obstruction of the vaginal outlet.

“Women with birth defects or urethral fistulas are most at risk.

“Secondary vaginal stones often develop due to the presence of foreign bodies in the vagina, whether an IUD (intrauterine device) or a surgical mesh.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/17523890/woman-vaginal-stones-infertile/ Woman in her 30s discovered she was infertile after STONES formed in her vagina

Emma Bowman

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