Dean A. Seehusen, MD, MPH; J. Scott Earwood, MD


J Am Board Fam Med. 2007;20(4):408-410. 

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Postpartum labial adhesions are rarely reported in the literature. Future research should attempt to establish the actual incidence of this condition, which may be much higher than the limited number of case reports suggests. Proper perineal care in the postpartum period may prevent labial adhesions from developing. Based on the currently available literature, topical estrogen therapy cannot be recommended. Surgical dissection done under local anesthesia should be attempted as first line therapy for postpartum labial adhesions.


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