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ouch! Dublin teen suffers horrific ‘childbirth-like’ injuries to private area after bike accident

The 18-year-old was seen to by Doctors in A&E at the Rotunda

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A Dublin teenager has suffered horrific ‘childbirth-like’ injuries to her vagina after a cycling crash.

The 18-year-old was left with the injuries after the handlebars of her bike smashed into her vagina after a bicycle collision.

The unnamed woman suffered a haematoma which left her vulva lips to swell and bruise black. She also had a tear in the vaginal tissue which left her with bleeding and severe pain.

Images of her injuries were published in the British Medical Journal by Dr Amy Worrall, Dr Eve Gaughan and Michael Geary who studied her medical case.

The unfortunate woman presented at the accident and emergency unit at the Rotunda hospital unable to pass urine and complaining of severe pain.

Medics who examined her found the vulval haematoma - a collection of blood pooled in soft tissue as a result of broken blood vessels.

Doctors said the patient waited three days after the accident to get medical assistance.

The authors of the study said that her injuries were similar to those seen in women after giving birth vaginally.

“Vulval injuries of this nature are most often seen postnatally in women following childbirth, in particular following operative vaginal deliveries.,” Doctors wrote.

“Other causes include trauma, forceful intercourse, sexual abuse, injection into genital vessels and saddle injuries, as in this case relating to certain sporting activities such as cycling and horse riding.”

The woman was treated with painkillers and given a catheter to empty her bladder. She was then taken to surgery to have her haematoma drained.

Luckily for the teen, she recovered fully from her injuries within three months of her surgery.

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