As the girl was not getting her regular periods, her parents rushed her to a local doctor who asked them to get her ultrasound done.
Mumbai: A teenaged girl was admitted to state-run J.J. Hospital for vagina corrective surgery. The 15-year-old hails from Ahmednagar and was diagnosed with absence of vagina and womb. According to doctors, the girl has been suffering from vaginal atresia, a congenital condition where the vagina is absent.
As the girl was not getting her regular periods, her parents rushed her to a local doctor who asked them to get her ultrasound done. The ultrasound revealed that the girl had no uterus or cervix and she would not be able to get pregnant. Hence, her case was referred to J.J. Hospital.
Dr Rajat Kapoor, head of plastic surgery, J.J. Hospital, told The Asian Age, “After further research, it emerged that the girl also did not have any vagina though her vulva and labia appeared normal from the outside.”
“We took skin from her thigh, made a cavity and covered it with skin so it looked like a vagina. We have performed corrective surgery so that she can have satisfaction of her sexual desires,” he said.
Dr Kapoor said that vaginal atresia is congenital which means that abnormalities form during development of the foetus and are present at birth. However, in such cases, the condition is not diagnosed till the girl reaches an age where she begins to menstruate.” The girl’s mother said, “My daughter was not getting menses and I was worried about her future. But now we feel better that at least she can marry and have a normal life.”
According to J.J. Hospital doctors, a womb transplant can make a difference for her although it cannot be said for sure if she will be able to bear babies.