Y Birth Mark On Back

Anna’s Age: 1 year 3 months 12 days

Anna has developed a birth mark in a form of a letter Y on her back right between her shoulder blades.

It first appeared like a scratch but was never red, rather the normal color of the skin. It’s a bit raised over the skin. It doesn’t bother Anna at all and doesn’t seem to get any worse or better. Thus, the doctor concluded that it must be a birth mark. It may stay or disappear over time.

Labial Adhesion

Anna’s Age: 1 year 3 months 12 days

It means the inner lips of her vagina — her labia minora — have become stuck together. The area that’s joined may be just a small section, or it may be extensive. This happens to about 2 percent of girls up to age 6 in the United States, and while the condition can be unsettling for parents, in most cases it’s nothing to worry about.

Even if you do all you can (apply estrogen creme), the little girl might continue to have adhesion on and off throughout childhood. But when she reaches puberty and her estrogen levels rise, the condition should disappear. Until then, there’s no reason to be concerned about the adhesion if it’s not causing any problems. Many little girls never even know they have it.