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fused labia, does this sound right? Evelyn & Owens Mama Due April 7; 129 kids; Bettendorf, Iowa 4132 posts
6th Jan '12

my daughter was born with this, (i never knew it was a problem or that there was a name for it until about two days ago) her vagina has never looked different when i change her diapers, it's always looked the exact same. the part that is fused doesn't even look fused to me it just looks like the inner labia never developed. it's just ONE piece of skin covering right under the c******s before the vaginal opening. the only thing that it is covering is her urethra. (what the e.r. doctor told us) not sure if it's true or not. is this normal? she's been through a lot of trauma lately due to the nurses in the E.R. and i don't want to have her checked out any time soon, but from all of the other things i've read about fused labias, hers doesn't quite sound normal. there's no area to separate, it's all one thin layer. i want to do more research and take her to a childrens hospital before i decide on any big decisions like the estrogen cream. i'm completely against messing with it at this point, except for the fact that she IS getting bladder infections. i had never even heard of this until yesterday. two days ago they told me in the e.r. that "her inner labia never opened because she's of hispanic decent and to get estrogen cream from the pedi)so yesterday i googled it and found the name for it. our daughter isn't even of hispanic decent. the e.r. doctors were total idiots, and gave me absolutely no information, which i think is what is freaking me out more about this situation.



thanks mamas, for any information you can offer!

electrichoney 1 child; Ontario 6456 posts
6th Jan '12
Quoting Evelyn Lilianas Mama:" my daughter was born with this, (i never knew it was a problem or that there was a name for it until ... [snip!] ... which i think is what is freaking me out more about this situation. thanks mamas, for any information you can offer!"


my daughter has a fused inner labia... or she did..
I didn't want to use the estrogen cream, but there was no other way and she wound up getting a UTI because not all of her pee was able to come out because of the fused inner labia...



I looked into the side effects of the cream we got (premarin) and decided they were the lesser of the two evils... UTI's are serious business..



some kids don't develop UTIs as a result of fused labia I guess? so you may not need to do anything? our pediatrician said the issue would resolve itself as she got older, if no complications arose..

~ Ez's MoM ~ 33 kids; Zimbabwe 3436 posts
6th Jan '12

I had it as a baby, the doc said it was because i had a really bad yeast infection that was not taken care of properly. they cut me back open. but this was over 29 years ago....

Gir is a Slytherin TTC since May 2012; 3 kids; Iowa 3307 posts
6th Jan '12

oh. is that what happened at West?

Evelyn & Owens Mama Due April 7; 129 kids; Bettendorf, Iowa 4132 posts
6th Jan '12
Quoting Gir is a Slytherin:" oh. is that what happened at West?"


lol no i wish it was just them telling me about this! even though this is scary to me as well. they forced a catheter on her and couldn't find her urethra, so the RN started shoving the catheter in wherever it would go. i had to watch her shove it into her c******s, vagina, and several other places that looked like "openings" inside when she started bleeding and screaming. so i told the woman to get the f**k out and send someone else in. E has a bladder infection, but due to the fact that they couldn't find her urethra they never were successful with the catheter and switched to a bag in the diaper.

electrichoney 1 child; Ontario 6456 posts
6th Jan '12
Quoting Evelyn Lilianas Mama:" lol no i wish it was just them telling me about this! even though this is scary to me as well. they ... [snip!] ... the fact that they couldn't find her urethra they never were successful with the catheter and switched to a bag in the diaper. "


you gotta wonder why they didn't just do a bag in the diaper..



my daughter also had to get a catheter.. and it was hell.
happened on my birthday last year..
shittiest birthday ever

Evelyn & Owens Mama Due April 7; 129 kids; Bettendorf, Iowa 4132 posts
6th Jan '12
Quoting LaviniaMorley:" you gotta wonder why they didn't just do a bag in the diaper.. my daughter also had to get a catheter.. and it was hell. happened on my birthday last year.. shittiest birthday ever"


right. they're total idiots at that hospital. they tried to tell me that my daughter was mexican, like they were trying to convince us. lol. when she is fair skinned, blonde hair, blue eyes, and neither of us are hispanic.

Gir is a Slytherin TTC since May 2012; 3 kids; Iowa 3307 posts
6th Jan '12
Quoting Evelyn Lilianas Mama:" lol no i wish it was just them telling me about this! even though this is scary to me as well. they ... [snip!] ... the fact that they couldn't find her urethra they never were successful with the catheter and switched to a bag in the diaper. "


fuckin idiots. You or Alex should've texted me. I was in town ^_^
I would've scared them

Jo&M 2 kids; Delaware 3311 posts
6th Jan '12

I had this as a baby; at the time my mother wasn't even told what it was and just treated me with the estrogen cream. I've been looking up information on it just in case it ends up being a genetic problem (still can't figure that out...) and it seems that the general consensus is that the estrogen cream is safer than the risk of frequent uti's and yeast infections that can occur due to the fused labia.

Beckers 34 kids; Illinois 2488 posts
6th Jan '12

My friend's daughter got UTI"s ALL the time... they finally sent her to a specialist and found out she had this. I can't remember what treatment they chose though. Good luck

Amy Mason-Wells Kansas 1 posts
20th Aug

My daughter is 2 and it was recently discovered that she has fused labia. She is having reoccuring UTI's and we have been referred to a speicalist. I am not sure I am comfortable with having estrogen cream put on a 2 year old and I need some advice before going to the specialist..especially if they only recommend the estrogen cream. Please any help would be appreicated!



Thanks!!!