Woman Left With Agonising Burns On Vagina After Controversial ‘Steaming’ Procedure

Woman Left With Agonising Burns On Vagina After Controversial ‘Steaming’ Procedure

A Canadian woman was left with second-degree burns on her vagina after attempting a controversial ‘steaming’ procedure. 

The unnamed 62-year-old suffered the burns after being advised by a traditional Chinese doctor to sit over boiling water infused with herbs to treat her uncomfortable vaginal prolapse.

Medics at the University of Calgary documented the case in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, where Dr Magali Robert, lead author of the report, explained vaginal steaming has been used for centuries in some Asian and African countries.

Woman suffers burns after controversial vagina steaming

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The woman, who was of Chinese origin, was considered to be healthy aside from a stage four vaginal prolapse, which had been present for nine months. According to the NHS, vaginal prolapse occurs when one or more of the organs in the pelvis, such as the uterus, bowel or bladder, slip from their normal position and bulge into the vagina.

It most often happens due to childbirth or pregnancy but can also be caused by obesity, menopause, strenuous exercise or medications.Steam

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The 62-year-old tried multiple pessaries, devices which go into the vagina to relieve symptoms, but they had failed. She was on a waiting list for surgery when she turned up at an emergency unit complaining there was blood in her vaginal discharge.

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