Subramanian Senthilkumaran1, Narendra Nath Jena2, Srinivasan Jayaraman3, Florence Benita4, Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian5

1Department of Emergency and Critical Care, Be Well Hospitals, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Emergency Medicine, SRM Institutes for Medical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4Department of Emergency Medicine, Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
5Department of Internal Medicine, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Irungalur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Keywords: Post coital; Haemoperitoneum; Corpus luteum cyst; Sexual history; Acute abdominal pain


Acute abdominal pain in women of reproductive age is common and frequent cause for visit to emergency department which warrants emergent evaluation. We present the case of a 23-year-old nulliparous women presenting with post-coital haemoperitoneum secondary to a ruptured corpus luteum cyst. This is a rare case demonstrating the need to elicit sexual history in patients presenting with an acute abdomen in emergency department.