Vaginal Injury Due to Inflicted Self-Medication: A Rising Concern


  • Hezlin Md Zin Malaysia Ministry of Health
  • Hazwani Hanum Hashim Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Faculty, University Malaysia Sabah
  • Samsul Draman Department of Family Medicine, Kulliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia



oak gall, manjakani, Quercus infectoria, vaginal discharge, intravaginal foreign body


Improper self-treatment of vaginal discharge may result in various complications to the patient. We reported a case of a 24-year-old single and nulliparous lady with an oak gall stick lodged in her vagina during an attempt to treat her own vaginal discharge. During an examination under anaesthesia (EUA), her hymen was noted to be torn and a foreign body was identified and removed out from her vaginal. Her upper vaginal swab cultures negative for any pathogen. We concluded that this was a case of intravaginal foreign body complicated with vaginal injury secondary to a self-medication for vaginal discharge by using a herbal stick. Hence, the public should be educated to seek proper medical treatment rather than performing self-treatment.


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Md Zin, H., Hashim , H. H. ., & Draman , S. . (2022). Vaginal Injury Due to Inflicted Self-Medication: A Rising Concern. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 21(4).

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