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1 year old having perineum growing together. What is this disease? Is estrogen cream safe?

Our pediatrician told us that the skin on my 1 year old daughters perineum is growing together a little and that we need to stretch it twice a day. Have you ever heard of this before, and if so, is there a name for it? I am concerned because she said that if stretching it doesn t work she will want us to use an estrogen cream on her. She is only a year old! I am NOT comfortable with that and I don t want her to have surgery. Thoughts?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Your baby must be having a labial adhesion .Most of time as the child matures estrogen is naturally secreted in the body and this problem self corrects.Now there are side effects of this cream like irritation and the application method where it should not be applied to other parts of body.I think it would be good if you could just show her to a gynaecologist who might examine her and guide you whether there is actually any requirement for such stretching or creams .
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Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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