Labial Adhesions


Labial adhesions describe a condition when the two labia minora are abnormally stuck to each other, leading to a closed or partially closed appearance of the female genital introitus.

Sometimes these attachments can prevent urine from existing the body normally. However, often they do not cause any symptoms at all.

Treating Labial Adhesions

Treatment options for labial adhesions include observation, topical agents (such as an estrogen or a steroid cream), and procedural lysis either in the office or in the operating room.

Decision to treat is largely guided by patient symptoms. If not bothersome and observation is chosen, the natural history is self resolution as the patient grows.