Uterovaginal Catarrh.


Related entries: hemorrhages: ElTh-links

Fifteen months ago Mrs. X. came to me for treatment, giving the following history: Six years previous she had a miscarriage, since which she had been troubled with a profuse leucorrhea of a very foul odor. At her menstrual period she suffered greatly and flowed excessively. On examination the cervix was found to be nearly four times its normal size and so badly eroded as to have every appearance of a cancer and had been mistaken for such by one physician. The uterus was soft and flabby and very much enlarged. She had been to the hospital on two occasions and each time had been curetted, but this seemed only to aggravate the general condition.

For over a year I treated her with every means at hand, but to no purpose. I was making preparations for an operation, which would have meant the removal of the uterus, when I determined to use glyco-thymoline before operative measures were to be further introduced. An intrauterine douche of this remedy in 25 per cent hot solution was administered and lamb's wool tampons saturated with it in full strength were used. The patient began to improve from the first application. The leucorrhea became less, and the odor disappeared entirely. The cervix took on a healthy appearance, the uterus decreased in size and became firm; in fact she is now nearly well after nine weeks' treatment.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.