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Old 01-09-2011, 06:40 PM
Shelbysmom Shelbysmom is offline
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Default 4 Yr Old w/VM in Labia

My daughter turned 4 years old a couple weeks ago. She was born with a purple "birth mark" on her right labia. It basically covers the entire labia, causing it to look swollen and bumpy. She has complained about it hurting for the past year. It frequently swells and hardens. I finally got her diagnosed about 5 months ago at UCSF. She had a pelvic MRI that showed it to be localized. She has always had issues with yeast infections, but recently is also having issues with UTI, headaches, nose bleeds, and has vomited a few times these last couple months. I have talked with her regular doctor who says they are probably separate from her VM. UC San Fransisco has seen her 1 time to look at it 5 months ago and hasn't done anything since. On her fathers side, her grandfather and great uncle also had VM. I am worried and frustrated. I want her to get the treatment she needs, but really don't know what it is or where to go. She has complained about it hurting there for over a year now. She is currently on antibiotics for UTI and yeast infection. She also has these newer symptoms that make me fear she has another VM under the skin somewhere. Does anyone know or have similar symptoms as her or a VM in the labia that has received treatment? Thanks.
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