Any object placed inside the vagina is called a vaginal foreign body. This includes tampons, birth control devices, and sex toys. In some cases, objects not designed for the vagina may be placed inside. If an object is left inside the vagina too long or becomes stuck, it can cause symptoms. It can also lead to infection and damage nearby tissues.
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Vaginal discharge in women of all age groups may be due to variety of causes. Intravaginal foreign body retained for long duration can be a diagnostic dilemma. This report presents the case of a lady who had an intravaginal foreign body for unknown duration. Recurrent, unremitting, foul-smelling, bloody vaginal discharge in a woman should alert the clinician to the possibility of a retained vaginal foreign body. A case of intravaginal foreign body is reported for the diagnostic dilemma it can present, especially with carcinoma cervix.
Vaginal Foreign Bodies and Child Sexual Abuse: An Important Consideration
Remember the woman who forgot she had a sex toy in her vagina for 10 years? As it turns out, these too-ridiculous-to-be-true incidents actually happen a lot more frequently than you might think. You'll never think of orifices the same way again.
Vaginal foreign bodies are a complaint occasionally encountered in pediatric clinics and emergency departments, and when pediatric patients present with a vaginal foreign body sexual abuse may not be considered. We describe two children with vaginal foreign bodies who were found to have been sexually abused. Each child had a discharge positive for a sexually transmitted infection despite no disclosure or allegation of abuse.