Oestrogen creams and ointments can occasionally cause side effects, especially if used for longer than a few weeks.
The GP can confirm labial fusion after doing a routine examination of the child's genital area.
Two girls peeing together
There's a high chance the fusion will return after treatment, whether it's with oestrogen cream or surgery.
Description: Treatment is with oestrogen cream or ointment applied daily or, very rarely, surgical separation. Do not apply oestrogen creams and ointments for longer than 6 weeks.