The labia are the small lips around the opening of the vagina and urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of the body. Labial adhesion means that those lips have joined together instead of staying apart.
This is common in girls, especially those younger than 6 years. It often causes no symptoms and will go away by itself. But it may cause symptoms such as pain or urinary problems. If so, you can treat it with a hormone cream.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
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