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Woman develops ‘grapefruit’-sized hematoma after landing on the jet ski handlebar

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An unnamed woman’s vaginal injury was described in a medical journal after they sought help for a large hematoma on her vulva that developed after she fell off her jet ski and landed on the watercraft, the steering wheel. According to the report, the woman sought immediate assistance in an emergency room after the July 2018 accident, where she was “conservatively managed.”

But three days later, came on Professional Brooklyn Gynecological Services, barely able to walk by the 4.7-inch hematoma.

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“It was almost like having a grapefruit in between her legs,” Dr. Marashi Amir, the wife of the doctor, and the report of the co-author, told DailyMail.com. “It was a pretty large hematoma, very deep, and she couldn’t walk around.”

A vulvar hematoma is a collection of blood that pools in the soft tissue of the vulva after injury or childbirth. While small hematomas are probably the cause of the symptoms, larger ones may cause pain and swelling, difficulty or pain when urinating or bulging tissue. The treatment depends on the size and severity, with that measure below 5-inches it’s own typical over-the-counter pain relievers or cold compress, according to HealthLine.com. Larger hematomas may require surgical intervention.

According to the case report published in the BMJ, the decision for surgical drainage of the hematoma, but the patient expressed their concern about the possible scarring on her vulva. According to Amir, and study co-author, Dr. Ghanshyam Yadav, the procedure was performed through a vertical incision on the left side of the vagina wall.”

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“Her discomfort resolved immediately after the surgery and she had an uncomplicated post-operative course,” the report said. “The intravaginal yielded superior esthetic result with no scars on the external vulva.”

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