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Old 03-01-2010, 10:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Our ped spotted a labial adhesion on our 4 month old daughter during our recent well-child exam. She prescribed an estrogen cream to be applied to thin and separate the small adhesion.

Estrogen? Yikes! Needless to say, I have major concerns about introducing a hormone like that to my little one. I have read about side effects such as budding breasts and miniperiods.

Can anyone give some insight on this? Dangers to the estrogen cream? Are there any alternative treatments? I understand they typically resolve on their own, so we very well may do nothing, but would appreciate info anyway.

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No idea on the estrogen cream, but I'd be skipping it too if the adhesion was minor and not obstructing her flow of urine. It's ok to go with your gut.

Whatever you do, make sure to keep any doctor's hands off her. I don't think it's as common as when they retract boys, but I've heard of doctors ripping them apart without telling mom that's what they were doing.
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Had it with DD2. Ped was to give us a script for cream but forgot. Anyway she said only use it if it got worse. Which in our case didn't. It fixed itself on its on.

Just make sure its not hindering your daughter peeing. If it does, then you might want to consider the cream. Chances are it will clear up on its on.

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As long as it dosnt obstruct the urine flow leave it alone. Time will heal it without the using the cream. Most of the labial adhesion go away on their own without any issues. I would be very leery of putting anything hormonal on a child.

 
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