A labial adhesion happens when the inner lips of the vagina grow together usually because of irritation. The condition is not serious and in most cases will correct itself in time.
Many times this happens when the skin is irritated by wet nappies or a reaction from a detergent or soap causes the skin to become raw. The skin will then adhere together when it is healing.
Although parents can be distraught over such a condition, it is usually nothing to worry about. Doctors will keep an eye on it, but rarely will try to surgically correct it unless it gets worse or does not correct itself.
If your daughter has a labial adhesion, do not try to pull the skin apart. This will only cause more damage. Have the doctor look at the adhesion. If it covers the opening of the urethra there’s a chance that she could end up getting urinary tract infections. In this case, surgery may be warranted.
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