Labial AgglutinationLLabial AgglutinationLabial AgglutinationEnglishGenital and reproductiveBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NAReproductive systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZJoley Johnstone, RN, BScN8.0000000000000062.00000000000001013.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Labial agglutination occurs when the skin around the vagina sticks together. Read about possible treatments including estrogen cream and zinc oxide.</p><h2>What is labial agglutination?</h2><p>The labia are thin folds of skin around a girl's vagina. When a young girl's labia are stuck together, this is called labial agglutination. Sometimes the skin covers part or all of the opening of the vagina. Sometimes the skin also covers part of the urethra, where urine comes out. </p><p>Labial agglutination is also called "labial adhesion" or "fused labia". However, the labia are not permanently stuck or fused together. </p><p>Labial agglutination is usually painless. In fact, most parents and children do not notice the condition until a parent or doctor sees the genital area. In some cases, the condition is noticed because the skin is interfering with urination. </p> <figure class="asset-c-100"><span class="asset-image-title">Labial agglutination</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Labial_adhesions_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">There is a very thin skin called the labia minora that surrounds the openings of the vagina and urethra. Labial agglutination occurs when the inner lips become fused together. This may cover all or some of the the vaginal and urethral openings.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>When the skin around the vagina sticks together, it is called labial agglutination. </li> <li>Sometimes a doctor will prescribe estrogen cream to help the labia to open. </li> <li>Barrier creams, such as petroleum jelly and zinc oxide, can also help. So can good hygiene practices. </li> </ul><h2>No one knows what causes labial agglutination</h2> <p>Labial agglutination happens most often in girls aged between three months and six years old. In girls this age, the skin around the vagina is very delicate. This skin does not contain the female hormone called estrogen. Estrogen helps to stop the labia from sticking together. When girls go through puberty and their bodies start making estrogen, labial agglutination usually goes away without treatment. </p><h2>Diagnosing labial agglutination</h2> <p>If your child has labial agglutination, she may be sent to a gynaecology clinic. The doctor there will examine her and ask questions. The doctor will want to make sure the child can urinate without problems, and that there are no other problems with the vagina or the skin around it. </p> <p>If your child is old enough, the doctor and nurses will explain to her what is going on, using words she understands. This will ensure that your child is not scared and does not feel pain during the examination. </p> <h3>Mild cases</h3> <p>If the labial agglutination is small and your child can go to the bathroom without problems, your child may not need treatment. You will be asked to apply a barrier cream such as petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or zinc oxide on the labia. This will keep the labia from sticking together any more. As your daughter gets older and she begins to produce her own hormones, the labia will probably stop sticking together on their own. </p> <p>If the skin is sticking together more than before or if your daughter has trouble going to the bathroom, you should take her to the gynaecology clinic for another examination.</p><h2>Treating labial agglutination with hormone creams</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Treatment for labial agglutination</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Labial_adhesion_treatment_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Your doctor may give you medicated cream to treat labial agglutination. Place the medication along the line of the fused labia with a cotton swab.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Sometimes the doctor will prescribe a hormone cream. The hormone cream contains estrogen. Put a pea-sized amount every day on the place where the labia are stuck together. Use a cotton swab or fingertip to gently apply the cream.</p><p>The cream may take a few weeks to open the labia. The doctor or nurse will show you how to apply the cream directly on the line of agglutination.</p><p>Sometimes, the estrogen cream will make the skin around the vagina change colour. The skin colour will go back to normal after the treatment.</p><p>Sometimes the cream has side effects. If it is used for a long time, or in large amounts, it can make a girl's breasts grow a little. This is a normal and temporary side-effect. Your child's breasts will go back to normal once the treatment is stopped.</p><h3>Surgery for labial agglutination is very rare</h3><p>Rarely, if the cream does not work, surgery may be needed. If your daughter needs surgery, she will be put to sleep with medicine during the operation.</p>
Accolement des petites lèvresAAccolement des petites lèvresLabial AgglutinationFrenchGenital and reproductiveBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NAReproductive systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZJoley Johnstone, RN, BScN8.0000000000000062.00000000000001013.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>L’accolement des petites lèvres se produit quand la peau qui entoure le vagin colle ensemble. Vous apprendrez quels sont les traitements possibles, y compris la crème d’œstrogène et l’oxyde de zinc.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce que l’accolement des petites lèvres?</h2><p>Les lèvres sont de minces replis de peau qui entourent le vagin des filles. L’accolement des petites lèvres signifie qu’elles sont collées ensemble. Parfois, la peau recouvre la totalité ou une partie de l’ouverture du vagin, et parfois, la peau couvre en partie l’urètre, d’où l’urine sort. </p><p>On appelle aussi l’accolement des petites lèvres «coalescence des petites lèvres» ou «agglutination des lèvres». Cependant, les lèvres ne sont pas collées de manière irréversible. </p><p>L’accolement des petites lèvres est en général indolore. En fait, la plupart des parents et des enfants ne s’en aperçoivent pas avant qu’un parent ou un médecin observe la région génitale. Dans certains cas, on remarque la situation parce que la peau entrave la miction (le fait d'uriner). </p> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-image-title">Accolement des petites lèvres</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Labial_adhesions_MED_ILL_FR.png" alt="" /> <figcaption class="“asset-image-caption”">Une peau très mince, nommée « petites lèvres », entoure les ouvertures du vagin et de l'urètre. Un accolement des petites lèvres se produit lorsque les lèvres intérieures fusionnent. Elles peuvent recouvrir tout ou partie de l'ouverture vaginale et de l'urètre.</figcaption> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Quand les petites lèvres qui entourent le vagin collent ensemble, on parle d’accolement des petites lèvres.</li> <li>Parfois, le médecin prescrira de la crème d’œstrogène pour aider à ouvrir les lèvres.</li> <li>Des crèmes de protection comme la gelée de pétrole et l’oxyde de zinc peuvent aussi aider, tout comme de bonnes pratiques d’hygiène. </li> </ul><h2>Personne ne sait ce qui cause l’accolement des petites lèvres</h2> <p>L’accolement des petites lèvres survient le plus souvent chez les filles âgées de trois mois à six ans. Chez les filles de cet âge, la peau qui entoure le vagin est très délicate. La peau ne contient pas l’hormone féminine appelée œstrogène. C’est l’œstrogène qui empêche les petites lèvres de coller ensemble. Quand les filles arrivent à la puberté et quand leur corps commence à produire de l’œstrogène, l’accolement des petites lèvres disparait habituellement sans traitement.</p><h2>Diagnostic de l’accolement des petites lèvres</h2> <p>Si votre enfant a un accolement des petites lèvres, on pourrait la référer à une clinique de gynécologie. Le médecin l’examinera et lui posera des questions. Il voudra s’assurer que l’enfant peut uriner sans problème et que le vagin ou la peau qui l’entoure ne présentent également pas de problème.</p> <p>Si votre enfant est assez âgée, le médecin et les infirmiers lui expliqueront la situation, en utilisant des mots qu’elle comprendra, dans le but de s’assurer que votre enfant n’ait pas peur et qu’elle n’ait pas mal pendant l’examen.</p> <h3>Cas légers</h3> <p>Si l’accolement est léger et que votre enfant peut aller aux toilettes sans problème, votre enfant n’aura pas besoin de traitement. On vous demandera d’appliquer une crème de protection comme de la gelée de pétrole (Vaseline) ou de l’oxyde de zinc sur les lèvres, pour les empêcher de coller ensemble. Quand votre fille sera plus vieille et qu’elle commencera à produire des hormones, les lèvres cesseront probablement de coller d’elles-mêmes.</p> <p>Si la peau colle plus qu’auparavant ou si votre fille a de la difficulté à aller aux toilettes, vous devrez l’accompagner à la clinique de gynécologie pour un nouvel examen.</p><h2>Traiter l’accolement des petites lèvres avec des crèmes hormonales</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Soins en cas d'accolement des petites lèvres</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Labial_adhesion_treatment_MED_ILL_FR.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="“asset-image-caption”">Votre médecin pourrait vous donner une crème médicamenteuse afin de soigner l'accolement des petites lèvres. Appliquez le médicament le long des lèvres fusionnées à l'aide d'un coton-tige.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Il arrive que le médecin prescrive une crème hormonale. Cette crème contient de l’œstrogène. Enduisez la région où les lèvres sont collées d’une quantité de la taille d’un pois tous les jours. Servez-vous d’un coton-tige ou du bout d’un doigt pour appliquer la crème doucement. </p><p>La crème pourrait prendre quelques semaines pour agir. Le médecin ou l’infirmier vous montreront comment appliquer la crème directement sur la ligne de l’accolement.</p><p>Il arrive parfois que la crème d’œstrogène modifie la couleur de la peau qui entoure le vagin. La peau reviendra à sa couleur normale après le traitement.</p><p>La crème a parfois des effets secondaires. Si on l’utilise pendant longtemps ou en grandes quantités, la crème peut légèrement faire pousser les seins. C’est un effet secondaire normal et temporaire. Les seins de votre enfant reviendront à leur taille normale une fois que le traitement sera terminé.</p><h3>Le traitement chirurgical de l’accolement des petites lèvres est très rare</h3><p>Dans de rares cas, si la crème n'a aucun effet, une opération peut être nécessaire. Si votre fille doit se faire opérer, on l’endormira à l’aide d’un médicament avant l’opération.</p>

 

 

Labial Agglutination885.000000000000Labial AgglutinationLabial AgglutinationLEnglishGenital and reproductiveBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NAReproductive systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZJoley Johnstone, RN, BScN8.0000000000000062.00000000000001013.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Labial agglutination occurs when the skin around the vagina sticks together. Read about possible treatments including estrogen cream and zinc oxide.</p><h2>What is labial agglutination?</h2><p>The labia are thin folds of skin around a girl's vagina. When a young girl's labia are stuck together, this is called labial agglutination. Sometimes the skin covers part or all of the opening of the vagina. Sometimes the skin also covers part of the urethra, where urine comes out. </p><p>Labial agglutination is also called "labial adhesion" or "fused labia". However, the labia are not permanently stuck or fused together. </p><p>Labial agglutination is usually painless. In fact, most parents and children do not notice the condition until a parent or doctor sees the genital area. In some cases, the condition is noticed because the skin is interfering with urination. </p> <figure class="asset-c-100"><span class="asset-image-title">Labial agglutination</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Labial_adhesions_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">There is a very thin skin called the labia minora that surrounds the openings of the vagina and urethra. Labial agglutination occurs when the inner lips become fused together. This may cover all or some of the the vaginal and urethral openings.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>When the skin around the vagina sticks together, it is called labial agglutination. </li> <li>Sometimes a doctor will prescribe estrogen cream to help the labia to open. </li> <li>Barrier creams, such as petroleum jelly and zinc oxide, can also help. So can good hygiene practices. </li> </ul><h2>No one knows what causes labial agglutination</h2> <p>Labial agglutination happens most often in girls aged between three months and six years old. In girls this age, the skin around the vagina is very delicate. This skin does not contain the female hormone called estrogen. Estrogen helps to stop the labia from sticking together. When girls go through puberty and their bodies start making estrogen, labial agglutination usually goes away without treatment. </p><h2>Diagnosing labial agglutination</h2> <p>If your child has labial agglutination, she may be sent to a gynaecology clinic. The doctor there will examine her and ask questions. The doctor will want to make sure the child can urinate without problems, and that there are no other problems with the vagina or the skin around it. </p> <p>If your child is old enough, the doctor and nurses will explain to her what is going on, using words she understands. This will ensure that your child is not scared and does not feel pain during the examination. </p> <h3>Mild cases</h3> <p>If the labial agglutination is small and your child can go to the bathroom without problems, your child may not need treatment. You will be asked to apply a barrier cream such as petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or zinc oxide on the labia. This will keep the labia from sticking together any more. As your daughter gets older and she begins to produce her own hormones, the labia will probably stop sticking together on their own. </p> <p>If the skin is sticking together more than before or if your daughter has trouble going to the bathroom, you should take her to the gynaecology clinic for another examination.</p><h2>Treating labial agglutination with hormone creams</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Treatment for labial agglutination</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Labial_adhesion_treatment_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Your doctor may give you medicated cream to treat labial agglutination. Place the medication along the line of the fused labia with a cotton swab.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Sometimes the doctor will prescribe a hormone cream. The hormone cream contains estrogen. Put a pea-sized amount every day on the place where the labia are stuck together. Use a cotton swab or fingertip to gently apply the cream.</p><p>The cream may take a few weeks to open the labia. The doctor or nurse will show you how to apply the cream directly on the line of agglutination.</p><p>Sometimes, the estrogen cream will make the skin around the vagina change colour. The skin colour will go back to normal after the treatment.</p><p>Sometimes the cream has side effects. If it is used for a long time, or in large amounts, it can make a girl's breasts grow a little. This is a normal and temporary side-effect. Your child's breasts will go back to normal once the treatment is stopped.</p><h3>Surgery for labial agglutination is very rare</h3><p>Rarely, if the cream does not work, surgery may be needed. If your daughter needs surgery, she will be put to sleep with medicine during the operation.</p><h2>Applying the creams with care</h2> <p>Depending on your child's age, you may let her help you put the cream on, and teach her not to pull on the skin. If she is too young for this, try distracting her with a toy while you are putting on the cream. </p> <h2>Other things parents can do to help</h2> <ul> <li>Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly (Vaseline) cream can be applied two to three times a day to keep the skin moist. </li> <li>Teach your daughter to spread her legs wide when she goes to the bathroom, and to wipe herself from front to back. </li> <li>A warm shallow sitz bath every day will help soften the skin and keep the area clean. Estrogen cream, petroleum jelly or zinc oxide should be put on after the bath.</li> <li>Do not use strong soaps, perfumes or bubble bath. These can irritate the skin around the vagina. </li> </ul> <h2>Do not try to force open the labia</h2> <p>Do not try to pull or force the labia open in any way. This will be painful and will distress your child. It can damage the skin. It can also cause problems in the future: your child may get scared if she needs to be examined again. </p><h2>Stopping labial agglutination from happening again</h2> <p>Labial agglutination can come back. To stop it from coming back, keep using barrier creams such as petroleum jelly and zinc oxide on the labia. This will keep them moist and stop them from sticking together. </p> <p>If the problem does come back, use estrogen and barrier creams as before.</p> <p>When your daughter begins puberty, labial agglutination will probably not happen again.</p>labialagglutinationhttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Labial_adhesion_treatment_MED_ILL_EN.jpgLabial Agglutination

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