Which data during data collection most likely indicate the suspicion of sexual abuse?
swelling of the genitals
The most likely findings in sexual abuse include difficulty walking or sitting, torn, stained, or bloody underclothing, pain, swelling, or itching of the genitals, and bruises, bleeding, or lacerations in the genital or anal area. Poor hygiene may be indicative of physical neglect. Bald spots on the scalp and fear of the parents are most likely associated with physical abuse.