Mumbai girl operated for rare vaginal disease

The disease came to light only after the girl faced a problem while menstruating

The medical field is yet an unknown place and doctors are amazed every single day with new sicknesses coming to the fore. Doctors in Mumbai faced a similar incident recently when a young girl faced a rare vaginal disease that nobody knowledge of.

A few months back parents of a 12-year-old didn’t understand why their child was in pain when she started menstruating. According to a report in the DNA, It wasn’t just any pain that is usually experienced but a rare disease that all the doctors they went to, missed while thinking it was just a urinary tract infection.

"We later suspected appendicitis, until that was ruled out, too," said Rakesh Kumar, the patient's father. The girl was suffering from a condition called Vaginal Atresia - a disease affects one in 10,000 women. The menstrual blood accumulates in the vagina because of the absence of a vaginal canal and causes a lot of pain to the girl.

The girl underwent a reconstructive surgery by Dr. Sanjay Pandey, Corrective Urologist at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and will now have her periods normally.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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