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Child has closed vagina. Applying hormonal cream. Healing time?

Good day, My daughter is 3years old. Her vigina hole is busy closing. My mother gave me a hormonal cream to put on, But its still closed. How long does it takes to heal? And will it open or do i have to worry a lot? I am worried but my mother said it will open by time and that i do not need to worry so much. Can you give me more advice what to do? I know it happened to me aswell when i was small but the doctor had to cut mine open. I don t have medical aid so im worried what to do? And scared that the cream wont help.she gave me cream now for my daughter apparently my mom said the doctor gave me the same cream when it happened to me when i was you maybe have any advise to give me please.thanks so much.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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Your daughter most probably has an imperforate hymen which is normal given her age. The hymen is a membrane that covers the vaginal opening and it develops while the child is still inside the womb. In small children, it can appear as a thick and elastic membrane becoming thinner at puberty. It is also possible to have a hymen that is partially open. Later in life it can become perforated after repeated exercises or penetration. However, if by puberty it is not perforated it will have to be incised by a Doctor.
It is also possible to be due to a congenital malformation, however this is rare. This can be ruled out by getting the child examined by a doctor. But then, there is no need to be worried.
Best regards and hope this helps you.
Dr. Achuo
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Himanshi Kashyap's  Response
I guess you are talking about premarin cream to release labial adhesion in your daughter.In Ideal situation before you apply any such cream you should always consult her docter.Though the cream is supposed to be safe you will have to ensure you are applying only on the affected side and not to be applied on any other part of body .It can lead to itching and burning sensation in the area of application.Since it is a hormonal cream if applied for too long can lead to breast enlargement in which condition you will need to stop.Also if severe allergic reaction happens stop immediately.Lastly i would still request you to get her examined before you apply such a cream and whether such cream is required at present in the first place because when girls grow up this problem sorts by it own because of the hormone they produce naturally.
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Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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