Haematocolpos

Dr Dan J Bell and Radswiki et al.

Haematocolpos is a term given to a blood-filled dilated vagina due to menstrual blood in the setting of an anatomical obstruction, usually an imperforate hymen. In this condition, there is no distention of the uterine cavity, c.f. haematometrocolpos

Patients may present with amenorrhoea or vague abdominal pain.

Typically shows a fluid distended hypoechogenic mass along the extent of the vagina but not involving the uterus.

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Article information

rID: 14660
System: Gynaecology
Tag: stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Haemocolpos
  • Hematocolpos
  • Hemocolpos

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    Case 1: secondary to imperforate hymen
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    Case 3: secondary to imperforate hymen
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    Case 4: in the left side of a bicornate uterus
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