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baby girls vagina doesn't have an opening? Meece Due July 29; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; New Zealand 514 posts
6th Aug '12

I was changing my 8month old's nappy this morning and I noticed her vagina doesn't have an opening. Or rather it does but it seems to be sealed shut. I can't believe I didn't notice this before now.. I feel like a crap mum already so please don't give me shit. I can see where the opening should be, there's a little clear line running down where the hole should be. It looks a bit like a healed scar. I'm assuming it must have been this way since she was born, but IDK. Does anyone know what this is? She has a pedi appt on friday, but I can't wait that long. I'm going to google but thought I'd ask here too.



Has anyone's daughter gone through anything similar?



this may be a post & run, I have company arriving soon, so TIA

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
6th Aug '12

All little girls have one. It's her hymen.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56007 posts
6th Aug '12

She could have fused labia

I would take her to the docs and see what is up

Callie D Harris 1 child; Alabama 134 posts
6th Aug '12

I know a girl whose daughter had the same thing happen. They ended up doing surgery to fix it.

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
6th Aug '12
Quoting Vindictive:" All little girls have one. It's her hymen."


:!: It gets broken when you lose your virginity. Totally normal.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
6th Aug '12
Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" :!: It gets broken when you lose your virginity. Totally normal. "


What if I my DD never looked like that? Is it possible to not have a hymen or one that isn't as obvious?

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
6th Aug '12
Quoting Mama Rice:" What if I my DD never looked like that? Is it possible to not have a hymen or one that isn't as obvious?"


All girls have a hymen. If you didn't see it, you either didn't look hard enough or didn't know what to look for. It's a membrane that covers the opening of the vagina - exactly what OP described.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
6th Aug '12

Its her hymen perfectly normal.

Meece Due July 29; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; New Zealand 514 posts
6th Aug '12
Quoting Vindictive:" All little girls have one. It's her hymen."


Really? I didn't realize it could be outside, I thought that was inside the vagina. My first daughter had an opening... maybe everyone's just different?
Thank you that's semi reassuring :)

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
6th Aug '12
Quoting Meece:" Really? I didn't realize it could be outside, I thought that was inside the vagina. My first daughter had an opening... maybe everyone's just different? Thank you that's semi reassuring :)"


Outside how? It covers the opening of the vagina.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
6th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Rice:</b>" What if I my DD never looked like that? Is it possible to not have a hymen or one that isn't as obvious?"</blockquote>



It is probably just that you never noticed.

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
6th Aug '12
Quoting Meece:" Really? I didn't realize it could be outside, I thought that was inside the vagina. My first daughter had an opening... maybe everyone's just different? Thank you that's semi reassuring :)"


Yep. All vagina's are different. My daughter's isn't very visible anymore. It was very noticeable when she was a newborn though.

Dawnmarie Naughton 7 kids; Mastic Beach, New York 456 posts
6th Aug '12

with my first girls i noticed that in the middle of the hole there was still attached skin so it looked like to vagina holes one on top of the other when i mentioned it to the doctor it already separated by itself and i beat myself up over it thinking how could i have not noticed it sooner but they was nothing wrong with her then and now but you are saying its closed all the way i would take her in as soon as you can

SingleMomSwagg♥ 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1397 posts
6th Aug '12

I dont think its a hymen if it looks like her cooter is compleatly closed up with NO hole what so ever.. Cuz my LO has a hole.. but i can also see her hymen if i loook for it.. OP, i would still bring it up to your pedi.

ashleeoh Due August 10 (girl); 1 child; Tucson, Arizona 2598 posts
6th Aug '12

Sounds like a fused labia. The doctor can give you a cream for it and it will go back to normal.