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My 3 year old daughter was a micro-preemie. Her health is perfect but her clitoris is abnormally large. What can we do?

Should we have corrective surgery performed, or is there specialist who can offer us some guidance?
 

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Cohen Children's Medical Center
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Difficult as it may be, I would try to take a deep breath -- and -- I would definitely not pursue any surgery at this stage.

If you want to explore medical causes, I would strongly encourage you to go to a pediatric endocrinolgist for evaluation. In addition to doing some blood work for hormone levels, he or she may also order some straight-forward genetic tests. Hopefully you have this type of specialist nearby; if not, I would suggest you make arrangements to see one in a neighboring city. If you cannot do this immediately, you could also get another opinion from a different general pediatrician. But, I woud still push for the sub-specialty consultation.

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