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shes only 3
but theres no hole its closed
i don't think its normal
would she have to go under the knife to get it fixed

has this ever happened before??

ok when she was barely born; the doctors said, that her vagina area was swollen.
But they didn't check down there at all

where they suppose too?

Now they barely thought of it because she has the sudden ergue to pee alot.

could it be an infection??

please help me understand whats really going on with my sister Sad
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replied August 7th, 2008
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Ok hun no need to worry. What you are seeing is a very common thing. Its called the hymen. My daughter has it as well. Its just the natural covering over the opening of the vagina. Some hymens are really thick and cover the entire opening, some are thin and only cover halfway. They come in all shapes and sizes.
The reason her vaginal area was swollen after birth was because of hormonal transfer between mother and baby. This transfer has also been known to actaully cause some babies to leak "milk" from their nipples.
As far as her needing to pee a lot lately, does it hurt her when she tries to pee? If so, she could have a urinary tract infection.
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replied August 18th, 2008
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my mum notice my 8 month-old daughter has a closed vaginal opening. I m worried. ANyone can feed me with a piece of information. Does this really happen? baby is with my mum 200 miles away, and I really worry. What should I do next?
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replied August 18th, 2008
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Re: closed vaginal opening
elynn wrote:
my mum notice my 8 month-old daughter has a closed vaginal opening. I m worrying liked hell. ANyone can feed me with a piece of information. Does this really happen? baby is with my mum 200 miles away, and I really worry. What should I do next?

It is perfectly normal sweetie. That membrane that is over the opening is the hymen. It serves as a natural barrier for the vagina. It will rip either naturally or when she uses tampons (waay later on in life) or during intercourse. Some people are also born without hymens. It is perfectly natural.
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replied August 18th, 2008
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Well, you may want to go to the doctor just to have your daughter checked. While having a hymen is normal, having NO hole what-so-ever is not. My baby sister had this (called a fused vagina), and my mother had to put ointment (a topical hormonal treatment) on it for a couple months (every time she changed her diaper).

Just go to the doc, have her/him take a look at it, and assess it. Typically, hymen's don't cover the vagina so it has no opening. The doctor will prescribe the ointment and you should be fine after that. Very few cases report the vagina fusing after the ointment is put on it. So, get your (or her?) butt to the doc to get the ointment.

Good luck!
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replied October 1st, 2008
closed vagina
OK ladies. This is the TRUE answer to all the "CLOSED VAGINA"
questions in little girls. The condition is called "LABIAL ADHESION",
which is a fused vagina. Oh yes, it will open back up around the age
of five. Google this condition. God bless...
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replied June 19th, 2009
It is not uncommon for a baby girls vagina to 'close up'. This happens because she is not producing enough estrogen, causing the inner labia to become sticky and fuse together. This is not her hymen. In some cases it causes the urine to pool in the adhesion and may increase the risk of urinary tract infections so if she needs to pee a lot you should see your doctor immediately. The vagina will probably open by itself but you can ask your doctor about some estrogen cream to put on her vagina, this often works.
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replied June 6th, 2011
i just took my 2 year old daughter to a urologist for the issue because her pysician suggested it. he took a long q-tip and some ointment (not estrogen cream) and opened it up was painful for her and painful to watch but it will save her from UTI'S in the future. her pysician wrote a prescription for premarin with is an estrogen cream to help open it up, i put it on like she said but it always closed back up. so now that its open im hoping with my help that it will stay open. goodluck to everyone with this problem
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replied May 7th, 2013
I would consider reporting this doctor to the authorities. This treatment is not described anywhere else and the fact that he forcibly pushed a cotton swab through a baby girl's highly sensitive vaginal tissue to tear it open, without even a numbing anesthetic to protect her from the pain of this brutal torture is nothing short of disgusting (if it's not outright sexual abuse of an infant). There's a reason you found it painful to watch...because it was wrong in so many ways. Please seek some direction from the authorities and post back if he is held accountable. IMO, this "doctor" ought to be paying for your daughter's 4 year college degree at the very least.
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replied July 1st, 2009
My daughter had the labial adhesion. She was diagnosed with it at a very young age. It did not interfere with urination, fortunately. My doctor prescribed an estrogen cream that had to applied to the adhesion twice daily, when she was around age 5. He warned that if we didn't do this, she would have to have surgery. We attempted to regularly apply the cream, but she did NOT like it, and eventually I gave up. At age 10, she had an exam by another doctor. She was so intrigued, she took pictures to document the adhesion! She finally got her period at age 15. Unbeknownst to me, she was using tampons! Apparently, when her own hormones kicked in, the condition resolved itself. She is now 18 and has yet to have sexual intercourse, so I am not sure if there will be a problem. She is very embarrassed to talk to me about anything like that, lol.
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replied July 2nd, 2009
my 19 month old has this condition and she is having surgery on July 13th. Hers is just partially closed and its very uncomfortable for her. If shes sitting on my hip it hurts her or when I have to change her diaper and clean her she cries so we are just going to have it fixed. We have tried the cream as well but it didnt open it all the way and I just didnt want the side effects. My daughter only weighs 19 pounds I couldn't see her getting all the side effects from using estrogen cream.
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replied November 2nd, 2010
My three year old grand-daughter doesn't have a vaginal opening. She has all the other external 'girlie' bits & bobs (labia, clitoris). She has seen a gynaecologist. We were hoping that he'd recommend some hormone cream (as I've read about here) But he didn't. He wants to do blood tests to assess the chromosomes. Then possibly, a pelvic scan She's all the typical appearance and behaviour of a little girl - features, voice, mannerisms etc) Can anyone shed some light on this for me please? Has anyone else experience of this? Is it all doom & gloom, or is it a regular problem? Will she have to have surgery?
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replied January 14th, 2011
Thick Hymen Wall Could Be Dangerous.
If you have a thick hymen wall, or you know someone who does I suggest you get that fixed as soon as possible or let that person know. I had that problem and once i hit age 12 I started having my period in my stomach for 2 years, its very dangerous and it could cause blood poisoning and could shut down other parts of your body.This could cause death. At first I thought it was normal, not knowing how a real vagina looks like besides the one i had. Then i noticed something wasn`t right and told my mother, I had the blood pushing everything inside out from my vagina but the thick hymen wall was keeping all the blood in. I was hours away from death, so make sure when you have a child to ask the doctor to check around that area and make sure everything is okay before it`s to late. Plus this happens 1 out of 100,000.
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replied January 30th, 2011
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my 2yrs child has closed vagina. what we do? pls give correct guidance.
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replied September 8th, 2011
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Correct answer is Go take your baby to the pediatrician ASAP...the more you wait, the higher the risks of infections or/and complications.
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replied March 6th, 2012
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my infant had it up until today shes almost a year old is it normal when it opens to have a little bit of blood? im bring her to the doctors at two to get it check out to make sure theres no infections and find out why theres a little bit of blood. is it normal for a little bit of blood when it opens.
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replied September 22nd, 2012
Labial Adhesion: Easily Treatable
I have two daughters and both of them have experienced the labial adhesion. Both were treated with the Premarin cream twice a day for several weeks, maybe a little longer, and both have successfully opened up. I first noticed my oldest daughter's condition somewhere around 18mo, freaked out, took her to the doctor, the doctor calmed me down, told me it was perfectly normal, quite common. We treated her before she began potty training because I wanted to be sure she opened up before I wasn't spending as much time with her on the changing pad. The only problems she's complained about now at four are sensitivity to cleansing and wiping after using the bathroom. I have no idea if it is related to using the hormone cream or not. When my youngest daughter was about 6mo old I noticed her once open vulva had closed. Although my pediatrician said she'd never seen two cases within the same family before we carried on as with my first in treating her before potty training and we haven't had any further problems. As long as they are urinating fine and don't seem to be exhibiting any signs of infection, they can even make it to puberty before you really need to take action. Bottom line, it's common (apparently so in my family) and there are very easy ways to treat it.
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replied March 6th, 2014
i know this was years ago but a very close friend of mine is going through a similar situation, almost 2 year old girl caught an yeast infection and just finding out her vagina is "swollen shut", doctor says we bathe her in Epsom salt.
Any other suggestions? she has an appointment with a specialist Friday but what should we look forward to?
she poos and pees regular...
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