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Infantile Vulva


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We have had Tamara about 2 1/2 months now and we still haven't been able to potty train her. Her potty accidents were becoming more frequent so I suspected another UTI and took her to the vet. She does have a UTI, but the vet also says she has an infantile vulva which can cause chronic UTIs, yeast infections, and incontinece. We're treating the infection, but the vet says most likely we will have to do surgery because the problems will keep happening. Has anyone else had any experience with this problem?? I'm a little disappointed that our adoption groups vet didn't notice this when doing her check up and spay. It seems to me any vet should be able to notice this problem since it is clearly visible. It will be hard for us to come up with the estimated $500 needed for her surgery.

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I guess I don't understand exactly what you're talking about :blink::blink: I guess I've never heard of such a thing...I DO hope you get it straightened out though. Keep us posted...will the group not help with the cost since it was present prior to her adoption??

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My Arlie is an adult with a problem as well. Here is the thread, which in turn references others.

 

http://forum.greytalk.com/index.php?showto...48&hl=vulva

 

In Arlie's case we are treating topically until her thyroid results come back from MSU (a whole other story) following which we'll probably be referred to a dermatologist. Arlie's story in and of itself is likely not as pertinent as the other threads hers references.

 

Greytdecals whose girl had the surgery said once they got through the (tricky) recovery period, her girl hasn't had any further issues.

 

Edited because I can't spell.

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I guess I don't understand exactly what you're talking about :blink::blink: I guess I've never heard of such a thing...I DO hope you get it straightened out though. Keep us posted...will the group not help with the cost since it was present prior to her adoption??

 

An infantile vulva is where most of the vulva is tucked up inside the body, the part on the outside is very tiny. I'm not sure if the group would help or not, I guess I could ask.

 

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Ohhhhhhhhh now I get the picture...since the opening is so small she probably can't void completely and is prone to UTI's and such...I'd sure take it to the group if I could..It's worth a shot I think..The worst thing they would say is "No"

 

Hugs !!

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My Renie had this surgery about 5 years ago and it was worth every penney. The amount of $$ spent on specialists, tests and treatments for the continual infections the two years pre-surgery was far more then the surgery. Renie's was done at A & M vet school small animal clinic and was $1400. Once she healed (about 3 weeks) she never had a problem with the area again. I'm not sure how many vets are really familiar with this problem since Renie and I went to several, including specialists, who did not recognize the condition.

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We call them "recessed" vulvas but htey are not all that uncommon. The real problem is recovery as many dogs will try to lick or scoot out sutures. It can really benefit some dogs that have chronic UTIs if medial management is ineffective.

 

 

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