Excerpt from The Dublin Journal of Medical Science, 1844, Vol. 24: Exhibiting a Comprehensive View of the Latest Discoveries in Medicine, Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences
Case I. - I was consulted in May, 1842, by Mary Kearns, who supposed herself to be pregnant, though menstruating regularly. I saw immediately that this was not the case. She was about 44 years of age, had five children, the youngest being two years old. For some time past she had felt pain in the inguinal regions and above the pubis, but attributed it to pregnancy.
Shortly after consulting me the pain increased, and she felt something give way to the left of the pubis, and immediately afterwards a quantity of puriform matter was passed by the rectum, from whence a sanguineo-purulent discharge continued for a week and then ceased, and she recovered. After a few weeks she had a return of the pain, followed by the discharge, which ceased again after a week or two. During the week pre ceding the discharge, she suffered from severe dragging pain in the inguinal regions, perspirations, loss of appetite, dysuria and tenesmus, all which symptoms disappeared after the matter was evacuated. The remedies used were leeches and poultices to the seat of the pain small doses of calomel and James' powder, and an occasional aperient.
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