Excerpt from The London Medical and Surgical Journal, 1836, Vol. 8: Exhibiting a View of the Improvements and Discoveries in the Various Branches of Medical Science
In this, as in other parts, inﬂammation is either acute or chronic, confined to the mu. Cous membrane or extending to the subju cent tissues. Its characters are increased redness and heat, a feeling of burning, ful ness, and tension, With an augmented eccle tion of mucus, pain on passing urine, tse. In the commencement the increased mu cous secretion does not exist, and is only manifested upon the disappearancl of the first onset of irritation. If the inflamma tion is violent there is swelling, detrease of the calibre of the vagina, and great dittio culty in sexual intercourse. If still more intense, and of a phlegmonous character, as is the fact after Violence or Violation, it is not confined to the mucous membrane, but extends to the substance of the Vagina as far as the uterus, presenting the appearance of the most acute phlegmon, in which the external parts participate. As shewn by their turgescence and approach to suppuration; two or three such cases I have seen among tr00ps.
Chronic \'aginitis puts on another appear ance; the tension and swelling are dimin ished: there is a ﬂux of thick and opaque mucous matters: on examination the pas. Sage is found unnaturally warm, but less palpably so than in the acute stage. Most commonly the phlegmasia ls limited to one region of the vagina, but may occupy them all: it most frequently )8 situated about the ce! Ix, in whzcll event it is confined to the mucous membrane, and produces a dis charge called whites.
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