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Image of an imperforate hymen (compliments of medical illustrator - frank netter).
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Genuine surgery: A pediatric surgeon should be well versed in the procedure. A general gynecologist also should have the appropriate skill set to solve this problem. It is in general a simple problem to solve. Be sure to find someone you feel comfortable with and that answers all of your questions. All that is required is to open the hymen by simple incisions and pain control. ...Read more
No.: Surgery to correct an imperate hynen is a necessity. It involves a small incision in the middle of the hymenal membrane. It should not affect the hymenal ring around the vaginsl opening. In other words, getting the surgery will not take away one's virginity. Rest assured, the virginity is still not affected. Only sex will make you a non-virgin. ...Read more
Consult gynecologist: An imperforate hymen would mean that you have never menstruated. Your hymen cannot be imperforate if if you have experienced menstrual flow. Absent uterus can explain absence of menstrual flow as well as absence of pelvic pain or discomfort, rather than simply an imperforate hymen. ...Read more
Yes and No: Imperforate hymen comes in all types from complete to having openings. If it is complete and has no openings, then you will not have a period but may have the monthly pain. If it has openings, then you will see the period. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not vaginal sex: Imperforate hymen often diagnosed as newborn, however may only be diagnosed in later childhood or time of girls first period. Certainly before she is ready for sex the first time. Certainly could not have sex before hymen is opened up. Some women have a rare "cribriform" hymen which is a membrane across vaginal opening with tiny holes which allow passage of menstrual fluid but prevent penile entry. ...Read more
If my period is normal but I can't put a tampon nor my finger in due to extreme pain, does that mean I have an imperforate hymen?
Not at all: If as you say your period is normal there is a large enough opening to allow menstrual flow. An imperforate hymen allows NO flow. Those with a narrow hole in their hymen can often not use tampons until the hymen is torn open by sex or opened surgically (done if it is too thick/painful). ...Read more
Could Virginal Introitus on a pelvic exam in my medical records mean I have an imperforate hymen? It does not say vaginal introitus, but virginal?
No: "Virginal introitus" doesn't have much meaning. It does not mean "imperforate hymen". The reason "virginal introitus" doesn't have much meaning is because a doctor usually cannot tell by looking, whether or not a woman has technically had sexual intercourse (a penis has entered the outermost space of her vaginal area). ...Read more
I am 22year old nd still I don't start menses is that mean I have imperforate hymen? I have abdominal pian but bot have abdominal mass what I do?
If I can stick my finger inside my vaginal hole, does that mean I have a normal hymen? Not imperforate or anything like that?
IT ONLY MEANS THAT: The opening to your vagina is big enough for you to be able to insert your finger. That's all. ...Read more
Yes, close inspection: Hynens come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some women bleed with first intercourse; some not. Some stretch; some not. Imperforate hymen means "...No opening" if you menstruate, your hymen is not imperforate (meaning "...Closed...". ...Read more
See Below: There are only really 2 types of hymen, perforate (open) and imperforate (closed). The perforate hymen can come in different types of opening (slit, septum or microperoforate). Which means that they are partially open. If you are seeing your periods, then it is perforate. Once you have intercourse, most hymens will tear to become normal. ...Read more
No damage: The hymen is a circle of elastic tissue around the vagina opening, like a stretchy bracelet or collar. It's not a solid layer of skin. Proper use of a tampon won't damage a hymen; the hymen will stretch to let a tampon be inserted. It may hurt if not done gently. ...Read more
Yes: The hymen may be very fragile or very strong. A thin, fragile hymenal membrane will require very little pressure to cause perforation. For many women the hymen becomes perforated as a result of their normal physical activity. ...Read more
It depends: Every women's hymen is different. Most don't completely obstruct the vaginal entrance, otherwise you wouldn't be able to pass your menses! So there is space for the insertion of a tampon, for some it may be a little space for others a lot. Remember it's possible to "tear" your hymen without even having sex, as some very physical activities can "tear" the hymen too. ...Read more
Depends: Sometimes the hymen tears during childhood due to certain non-sexual activities; this may present as slight spotting. During first sex/intercourse, due to more forceful hymenal separation, hymenal tears may present with slight bleeding. Every case is different and depends on the thickness and integrity of the hymen before it was affected. Not all virgins bleed with sex. ...Read more