Developmental disorders of the vagina and vulva

Definition of Developmental disorders of the vagina and vulva

Developmental disorders of the vagina and vulva include many different structural problems that occur while the baby is developing in the mother’s womb.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Abnormalities of the female vagina and vulva include:

Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

Signs and tests

Finding problems with development early is important, especially when the gender is unclear (sexual ambiguity).

Expectations (prognosis)

It helps to find the problem while the child is still a newborn. Getting all of these as soon as possible can provide the child with the best outcome:

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/1/2009

Female reproductive anatomy
Developmental disorders of the vagina and vulva
Developmental disorders of the vagina and vulva
Uterus
Female reproductive anatomy (mid-sagittal)

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