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Labial Adhesions


 

Labial adhesions refer to a condition where the labia minora become fused or stuck together. This most commonly occurs in girls aged 3 months to 6 years.  The definitive cause for adhesions is not known, but a lack of estrogen at this age may play a role.  Labial adhesions may increase a child's risk of urinary tract infections and urine leakage in an otherwise "toilet trained" child.  However, many children have no symptoms.  At your child's first appointment, we will do an exam and discuss options for future treatment. Sometimes no treatment is needed and we observe over time.