Importance of examination under anaesthesia in adolescent age group for effective diagnosis and treatment in diagnostic dilemma: case series

Shuchi Agarwal, Vandana Solanki, Urmila Singh, Seema Mehrotra


Problems of the adolescent girls like discharge and bleeding per vaginum (BPV) are usually underestimated and under diagnosed and are considered as physiological. Often diagnosis not settled due to incomplete or absent examination. In such situations Examination under anaesthesia (EUA) is an invaluable method in the lower genital tract assessment of adolescent females. The aim of this study was to discuss Importance of EUA in adolescent age group with persistent complain of discharge and bleeding for aiding the diagnosis. Present case series discusses three cases of girls of adolescent age group who presented to tertiary care centre of Northern India over a period of six month with complain of discharge per vaginum and on and off bleeding p/v which was refractory to medical management. After initial examination and investigations they were planned for Examination under Anaesthesia. Gynecological complaints such as vaginal discharge, irregular BPV are common complains in adolescent age group. Many complaints can be dealt with by reassurance, whereas most others respond to medical therapy. To facilitate diagnosis in recurrent or unresponsive patients EUA is recommended. In diagnostic dilemma and in unusual presentation in young age EUA is invaluable.


Bleeding per vaginum, Examination under anaesthesia

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