Diseases & Conditions
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Vaginal agenesis, also known as mullerian agenesis, mullerian aplasia, or Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome, is a rare congenital disorder characterized by the absence of vaginal development and, in some cases, partial or complete absence of the uterus. This condition, present at birth, may also be accompanied by kidney or skeletal anomalies. Typically identified during puberty when menstruation fails to commence, vaginal agenesis can be addressed using a vaginal dilator—a tube-like device designed to gradually stretch the vagina over time. This approach often proves successful in creating a functional vaginal canal. Surgical intervention may be necessary in certain instances. With appropriate treatment, individuals with vaginal agenesis can achieve vaginal intercourse and lead fulfilling lives.