Any deformity or change in the genitals is of obvious concern to parents. Yet many of these changes can be corrected. Follow this chart for more information.
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Does your infant daughter have a thick discharge or bleeding from the vaginal opening?
Is it difficult to tell the sex of your infant at birth or shortly after?
This may be related to an INFECTION in the vagina or in the bladder. Rarely, a TUMOR or TEAR of the tissues will cause bleeding.
See your child’s doctor.
AMBIGUOUS GENITALIA is a birth defect in which the genitals are not well-formed and are difficult to identify.
Your child’s doctor may perform some tests to identify the sex of your baby. Treatment may include hormone replacement or surgery.
For more information, please talk to your doctor. If you think the problem is serious, call your doctor right away.