Paediatric gynaecological care is also the role of a paediatric surgeon.
Most gynaecological problems occurring in young girls are present from birth but may only become apparent later in life.
These may include fusion of the labia, absence of all or part of the vagina (vaginal atresia), imperforate hymen, tumours of the vagina and ovaries as well as breast conditions such as breast lumps/masses.
Genital trauma is also possible and both intentional and accidental injuries may occur.
These conditions can be very distressing for parents as well as for young girls. Dr Stevens understands the care needed in approaching these conditions to avoid any emotional and physical trauma for his young patients and their families, and every care will be taken to avoid this.
Some conditions may require examination under anaesthesia as well as further imaging studies to make a diagnosis.
Depending on the diagnosis each case will be treated differently to try and ensure the best possible outcome for your child.