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Pan Afr Med J. 2016 Mar 25;23:131. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.23.131.9073. eCollection 2016.

[Postcoital bleeding: 68 case-reports and review of the literature].

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Service de Gynécologie Obstétrique, Pôle Mère et Enfant, CHU Mohamed VI, Marrakech, Maroc.


Consensual or imposed sexual act can cause traumas. Post coital bleeding is a common gynecological symptom. It can reveal serious problems. The aim of our study is to analyze the epidemiological, diagnostic and therapeutic profile as well as preventive measures in case of post coital tear. This is a prospective study, over two years, conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Center Hospital University Mohammad VI (CHU) in Marrakech. We collected 68 patients. The average age was 27 years. Most of the patients were nulliparous (89.7% of the cases). Half of the patients had traditional wedding. Sexual intercourse was consensual in 74% of the cases. Vaginal bleeding was the most frequent reason for consultation (98% of the cases). Hymenal lesions were found in 39% of the cases and the lesion involved the posterior fornix of the vagina in 35% of the cases. Therapeutic management consisted of a surgical suture in 97% of the cases, associated with blood transfusion in two patients and sexual abstinence of all patients for at least two weeks. The social context as well as the lack of sex education were often highlighted, hence the importance of psychological support to prevent both the impact of traumas on sexuality and the recurrences.


Sexual intercourse; bleeding; trauma

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