How is Genital Trauma in Children Diagnosed?
Below are the medical tests that are usually advised to diagnose genital trauma in females:
- Vaginal discharge sample for evaluating the presence of infection
- X-ray or ultrasound to evaluate if there is internal trauma as well
Straddle injuries occur when the kid falls on an object that is being straddled. Common sources of straddle injuries are playground equipment, crossbars of a bike, or a fence. Straddle injuries often cause bruises and small cuts to the outer labia.
How to Treat Genital Trauma in Females?
The following are some of the treatments for pediatric genital trauma in females:
- Cool compresses
- OTC (over-the-counter) pain medication
- Antibiotics, in case of infection
- Controlled physical activity
- Sitz baths
- Surgery, in case of major genital trauma
When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention?
Call an ambulance if your child:
- Is bleeding excessively
- Has fainted due to major blood loss
Call your doctor immediately in case your child experiences any of the following instances:
- The injury is serious
- The bleeding is continuing for more than 10 minutes
- Has vaginal bleeding
- Injury caused by a penetrating object
- Has an open wound that may require stitches
- Swelling and pain in the scrotum
- Painful urination, difficulty passing urine, and/or bloody urine
- Severe pain
Caring for Mild Genital Injuries at Home
Below are some home remedies for caring for mild genital injuries, so that they don’t cause genital trauma for your child: