IT sounds like every girl's worst nightmare - a woman's labia fused together due to a lack of sex after menopause. The Japanese woman was weeing out of a "pinhole" and had a build-up of urine in her vagina because she wasn't able get rid of it all when she went to the toilet. But she claims she hadn't experienced any pain or discomfort, which is why she hadn't raised the issue with a doctor. The scan picked up an abnormal reading around the year-old's genitals and further investigation revealed her labia had fused together.
Labial Adhesions | Center for Young Women's Health
Back to Health A to Z. Vulvodynia is persistent, unexplained pain in the vulva. The vulva is the female genital area including the skin surrounding the opening of the vagina. Vulvodynia can become a long-term problem that's very distressing to live with, but much can be done to help relieve the pain. The main symptom is persistent pain in and around the vulva and vagina. The vulva usually looks normal.
Woman’s labia FUSED together leaving a ‘pinhole’ opening ‘due to lack of sex after menopause’
Back to Health A to Z. Labial fusion, or labial adhesion, is when the small inner lips around the entrance to the vagina become sealed together. In some cases, this can completely seal the vaginal opening, leaving a very small gap at the front that pee passes through. It's not certain what causes labial fusion, but it usually happens as a result of irritation or inflammation of the vaginal area, known as vaginitis. The problem is rarely seen in girls after they begin puberty because this is when they start to produce the hormone oestrogen.
Here's why that's so unfortunate: It's exceedingly unlikely that your labia minora and labia majora are too long, too uneven, or abnormal in any other way. First, a quick lesson on your parts. The vulva is the external genitalia, not to be confused with the vagina, which is the internal genitalia. They usually have hair unless you shave or wax, and their main purpose is to protect all the fun stuff in between them: your inner lips, known as your labia minora, your clitoris , your urethra, and your vaginal opening. Those labia minora serve a similar protective purpose.