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Agha Amu S, Silakhory F, Nassiri S, Saffarieh E. Massive Edema of the Vulva: A Case Report. J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res. 2020; 5 (1) :24-26
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1- Faculty of Medicine, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Center, Amiralmomoenin Hospital, Semnan, Iran
2- Faculty of Medicine, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Center, Amiralmomoenin Hospital, Semnan, Iran , eli_saffarieh@yahoo.com
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Background & Objective: Spontaneous vulvar edema is not usual during pregnancy and can cause discomfort and anxiety for the patient. This is a serious situation that might be caused by some dangerous condition such as preeclampsia, diabetes vulvovaginitis, severe anemia, and neoplasms. The aim of this study was to evaluate and manage the vulvar edema.
Case Report: In this case report we introduce a 22-year-old woman which is primigravia and have massive vulvar edema after Bronchitis and influenza at 17 weeks’ gestation. After using oseltamivir, the patient showed progressive edema during 4 hours. Her symptoms were including edema and pain in labia, then she was treated with Dexamethazone and the edema disappeared after 5 days.
Conclusion: Vulvar edema is a critical situation during pregnancy that needs attention and should be treated carefully since it can cause pain and discomfort for the pregnant woman. Our experience in this case was treatment by corticosteroid that had good response.

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Systematic Review: Case Report | Subject: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Received: 2020/01/25 | Accepted: 2020/06/20 | Published: 2020/07/20

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