I was just trying to help my 12 year old daughter who has had about 6 periods learn to use a tampon. I was alarmed to see vaginal skin protruding from her vagina. It almost looked like what a new born baby boy's shriveled up skin around his testicles would look like.
She has not complained about any discomfort. Occasionally she will get itchy,but nothing out of the ordinary.
You know girl's her age as they develop are extremely modest,so I tried to mask my alarm. It just looked so strange to me.
Any advice or wisdom to share? She is a very healthy girl. Her periods seem to be pretty regular now. I will make an appt. for her to see a gynecologist, but in the meantime, can you soothe a mother's concern?
This may just be the way her vagina looks. I would not say anything to alarm her, because girls can be VERY self conscious about the way their bodies look, especially down there. Every girl looks different. This just sounds like extra skin, which is no big deal at all. If she is healthy, has normal periods, and doesn't complain of any itching or discomfort, then I think she is fine. Since you have an appointment with a gynecologist set up, (s)he will make sure nothing is wrong. Maybe you could call the doctor ahead of time and voice your concerns so they know what to look for, but I do think this is completely normal.