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Accidental insertion of suppository into vagina - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Could the hymen of my 2 month-old baby girl break if I put, for 2 seconds, a glycerin suppository into the vagina by mistake?                                                                                                                   
User :   Could the hymen of my 2 month-old baby girl break if I put, for 2 seconds, a glycerin suppository into the vagina by mistake?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi
User :   Did you get my question?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   I am not sure how this happened, but the suppository slipped from the back whole to the front
Doctor :   How deep did you push the suppository.
User :   just half of it
Doctor :   How long was the suppository?
User :   around 3-4 c.m.
Doctor :   There are chances for it be injured you have to get it checked it
User :   But I am not sure 100% if it went into the vagina, or just slipped at the surface
User :   She did not cry
Doctor :   With a pediatric doctor for assurance.
User :   and we observed if if there is any blood, but there is no blood
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   That is a good sign.
Doctor :   In any case it would be better to get it checked once.
User :   but what are the symptoms in case the hymen is injured?
Doctor :   Bleeding, pain.
User :   the two are not present in this case
Doctor :   It is very unlikely that you may have injured the hymen.
User :   I heard the hymen in new-born babies are thick and cannot be easily broken
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   You are right.
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with.
User :   thanks
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