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Old 12-04-2007, 06:27 AM   #1
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Closed Vagina??

I took my daughter to the doctor yesterday for a simple rash. That was treated and is getting better.

However, we found out something that we did not expect to hear. Our daughter's vagina is closed up. This was the first time that she had ever been checked in that area by a doctor. I told the doctor that she had always looked like that. I had no idea.

The doctor prescribed an estrogen cream to be applied 3 times a day for 2 weeks in hopes of her vagina opening on it's own. When the 2 wekks is up, we go back to the doctor. She is hoping this med will work and she can try to open the vagina herself. If this does not work, we are talking another doctor having to cut it open.

Has anyone out there ever heard of this happening or had any experience with this kind of thing.

I am a little worried.

 
Old 12-04-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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Re: Closed Vagina??

Are they sure it's closed? It's not just swollen? I believe I replied to another post of yours about this and the rash your daughter had was very bad right?

 
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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Yes you did. The doctor is hoping that it is swollen but when she tried to spread it open just a little, it didn't.

We just hope that in 2 weeks, all will be well. This is so very stange to me and I can't found anything about it doing online searches.

 
Old 12-04-2007, 10:31 AM   #4
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Hi there, I have heard of this before. It might be an abnormal hymen without a hole, it does exist. I am not sure how this is treated but if you search for abnormal hymens I am sure something would come up, good luck

 
Old 12-04-2007, 02:45 PM   #5
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Hello. I just wanted to give you some advice, and let you know that you are not alone. My sister (now 21 years old) was born with this problem. However, back then, the doctor didn't do ANYTHING. He just said it was normal, would open on its own and that was that. Well, when my sister hadn't started her period by age 13, my mom was worried, as I started mine at 11 and the GYN told her not to worry until she was 16. Well, the only problem with all of that was my sister looked like she was 18...VERY full chest and VERY curvy. So, my mom didn't agree, but what could she do?? Okay, so at 16, still no period and she took her back. They were going to (believe it or not) tell her to wait until she was 17, but my mom was ****** off at this point and said, if you will just look at her down there and tell me everything looks "normal" then I will wait. WELL, let me tell you....they were going to use a speculum to look at everything, and there was no opening. Nothing....a solid wall of skin. They immediately ran tests (ultra sound, hormone levels, etc.) and sent her to the specialist. It was discovered that my sister was born without a uterus, vagina and one ovary. Unfortunately she cannot bear children. She had to find this out at 16!!! She also could not have sex normally. So, she ended up being scheduled for surgery to "make" her a vagina (yes, they do this) so that she could at least have a normal sex life. However, on the operating table, we were told that they had ordered the wrong size! This, after traveling for 2 1/2 hours and already having an IV done. So, my mom was upset...it was the middle of winter (bad weather) and my sister just wanted as normal of a life as possible, ASAP. The specialist called her 2 weeks later to tell her that they had invented a new system for this problem. They are called dilators and look similar to a tampon. They come in different lengths and widths. So, my sister did this as opposed to the surgery. Well, then she met a WONDERFUL man and fell in love and they got things stretched the "natural" way. So, she is engaged to be married, and they are getting married next year, and planning to adopt soon after.

I am not telling you that this is what is going on with your daughter. BUT a possibility to keep in mind. IF the cream doesn't work (which I pray with all my might for you that it does!!), I would have them do an US and see a specialist. The sooner you know what is going on, the better, b/c if by chance she cannot bear children, she could at least know at a very young age and that way more prepared. My sister dreamed of having children, and cannot biologically (although she does have a good ovary...but they would have to do MAJOR surgery to do this....and they aren't sure they want to do all that and then have it not work in the surrogate). There is a reason my sister cannot have children of her own, but she is very excited about adopting. I really hope you will let us know what is up with your daughter. Again, I hope and hope and pray that this is not her case. I just wanted to share my sister's story and keep your eyes open to all possibilities. And to let you know that if it is this way, that she WILL have a normal sex life an marriage....and children one way or another. Good luck, and God Bless!!!

 
Old 12-04-2007, 03:56 PM   #6
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Are you sure it's the vagina, not the labia? There is something called fused labia, or labial adhesion, which is pretty common.

 
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I did a search on fused labia. That sounds exactly like what is wrong with my daughter and the treatment the doctor is doing with the estrogen is what was recommended in the article.

Thank you for letting me know about that. I am still worried but this seems like an easier thing to fix.

Tank you all for your responses and stories. We hope and pray for a happy ending. I will keep you all posted.

 
Old 12-05-2007, 11:28 AM   #8
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I wouldn't rush into any kind of surgery. Usually it will resolve on it's own. And the cream will probably speed up the process.

 
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Oh! that is good! I am glad to hear that it is the labia and not the vagina opening. Will keep up the prayers for you!

 
Old 12-19-2007, 06:39 AM   #10
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Re: Closed Vagina??

We had our followup appt. yesterday.

The meds that they had given my daughter had started working on opening her labia up. The doctor did have to physically open it up the rest of the way. It hurt her very bad and, of course, there was some bleeding. We have to continue using the meds for another 2 weeks to keep it from closing back up.

I am thankful that she did not require surgery for this.

 
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