Read terms. Reaffirmed Amies Oelschlager, MD. Future options for having children should be addressed with patients: options include adoption and gestational surrogacy. Nonsurgical vaginal elongation by dilation should be the first-line approach. In cases in which surgical intervention is required, referrals to centers with expertise in this area should be considered because few surgeons have extensive experience in construction of the neovagina and surgery by a trained surgeon offers the best opportunity for a successful result.
Vaginal Agenesis | CU Advanced Reproductive Medicine
The first sign of MRKH syndrome is primary amenorrhea in young women presenting otherwise with normal development of secondary sexual characteristics and normal external genitalia, with normal and functional ovaries and karyotype 46, XX [ 1 ]. The vaginal agenesis in this syndrome can be treated by various methods, both surgical and nonsurgical. We present a case treated by creating a neovagina using amnion as a graft for the vaginoplasty. A 25 year old girl reported to the OPD with history of primary amenorrhea. On clinical examination she was found to have well developed secondary sexual characteristics and a small blind vaginal dimple.
Depending on the reproductive organs affected, your daughter's sexual life and fertility could be impacted in a variety of ways. If she was born with a normal-sized uterus, she may be able to become pregnant and deliver a baby. There are options for women born without a uterus or with a tiny uterus.
Vaginal agenesis is a birth defect that affects few women 1 out of 5, But unless it is fixed, it can make sex and having a baby impossible. It occurs when the vagina does not develop fully. Some girls may have a shorter vagina, a remnant of one, or lack one altogether.