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Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)

Pubic hair growth - 5 year old girl

01/12/2007

Question:

When my daughter was younger (2-3) her pediatrician prescribed Premarin cream for labial adhesions. She is now 6 years old and has a small amount of fine pubic hair. I am very concerned that this will continue to grow. Her pediatrician did some blood work and determined that her hormone levels are normal. Could this hair growth simply be from using the Premarin when she was younger and is it likely to continue growing thicker?

Answer:

Premarin is a commonly used medication to treat labial adhesions. The amount of hormone absorbed is minimal and does not lead to systemic problems. The fact the hair you describe is "fine" suggests that it is not true pubic hair. This may very well be normal, and it is definitely not related to a few weeks of Premarin therapy 3 -4  years prior.

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Response by:

Rama   Jayanthi, MD Rama Jayanthi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University