A 21-year-old female asked:
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how do you know if you have an imperforate hymen?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual absence: A lack of cyclical menstrual bleeding is the primary way to know of an intact hymen as it will not allow menstrual blood to pass.
Answered on Mar 31, 2017
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
No mentrual flow..: Often girls at age 12-13 are starting to have their period--often about same time or a bit earlier than mom when she had it. So, it you are of age and having symptoms of a period such as monthly cramps/pelvic fullness/bloating etc...U r 21 n if no period yet, u may have it. A simple speculum exam by your doc/nurse can tell you this. There r other causes of no period. Consult doc. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Glass
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Simple: If you have periods, use tampons or have been sexually active, then you do not have an imperforate hymen.
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