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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Closed vagina on a 17 year old
I am 17 and I think there is something wrong with my vaginal opening because I am unable to use a tampon. I researched and my only explanation was that it could be a labial adhesion, but that is supposed to go away when a girl begins puberty. What should I do?
The best place to start is with your primary care provider, who can examine you and determine if there is a labial adhesion or some other problem that is interfering with your ability to use a tampon. Depending on what they see, they will be able to give you further advice.
Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati