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Are there any other possible causes of posterior fourchette

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Are there any other possible causes of posterior fourchette tear?

Welcome and thank you for your question.

Do you mean any cause other than sex?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes. Please change age to 11.


The commonest cause for a posterior fourchette tear in a young girl of 11 years is sexual trauma.

Other causes are very uncommon - sometimes fall from a bicycle with the legs wide apart or if the child happens to be balancing on something and falls down on one leg, causing the legs to spread suddenly - can cause a posterior fourchette tear. But traumas of these type will also cause other injuries in teh surrounding skin or tissues.

very rarely, a fungal infeciton can cuase the fourchette to become very dry and irritated so that it tears easily even on a mild accident.

A doctor will be able to identify if these are the causes are present but sexual trauma is, by far, the commonest cause.

I hope this helps.
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