Vaginal injury from a water slide in a premenarcheal patient

Pediatr Emerg Care. 1998 Jun;14(3):210-1. doi: 10.1097/00006565-199806000-00010.


Background: Water under high pressure can produce vaginal injury. Previous reports suggest that postmenarcheal maturation and the presence of a vaginal foreign body contributed to water slide injuries in women.

Methods: A case of a vaginal injury from a water slide in a premenarcheal patient is presented. A literature review of water-related vaginal injuries in adults and children compares the mechanism of injury with that previously reported.

Results: The patient underwent operative repair of her injury.

Conclusions: Vaginal injury in premenarcheal patients may result from a water slide. The emergency physician must be aware of this potential injury mechanism and the need for complete examination under anesthesia when vaginal bleeding is present.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Menarche
  • Play and Playthings*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pressure
  • Vagina / injuries*
  • Water


  • Water