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J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019 Jun;41(6):838-839. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.07.013. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Second-Degree Burn Sustained After Vaginal Steaming.

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Section of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB; Calgary Women's Pelvic Health Research Group, Calgary, AB. Electronic address: magali.robert@AHS.ca.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Vaginal steaming has gained increased popularity as a method to achieve empowerment by providing vaginal tightening and to "freshen" the vagina.

CASE:

A 62-year-old woman sustained second-degree burns following vaginal steaming in an attempt to reduce vaginal prolapse.

CONCLUSION:

Clinicians need to be aware of alternative treatments available to women so that counselling may mitigate any potential harm.

KEYWORDS:

Vaginal steaming; burns; prolapse

PMID:
30366886
DOI:
10.1016/j.jogc.2018.07.013

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