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Doctor insights on: Imperforate Hymen

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What is an imperforate hymen?

What is an imperforate hymen?

Without an opening: Means that vagina is sealed off and any menstrual fluid is trapped. It is called hematocolpos if this occurs.

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Hymen (Definition)

A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes ...Read more


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How can I tell if I have an imperforate hymen?

See your doctor: If you have had a menstrual period then you do not have an imperforate hymen. If you have not had a period then your physician can tell by examining you.

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How do you know if you have an imperforate hymen?

How do you know if you have an imperforate hymen?

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.

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Someone explain to me what an imperforate hymen looks like?

Image: Image of an imperforate hymen (compliments of medical illustrator - frank netter). http://www. Bing. Com/images/search? Q=imperforate+hymen&qs=n&form=qbir&pq=imperforate+hymen&sc=8-17&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&id=09753d4af6aaf890bd36554c04a925d5cc28602c&selectedindex=44.

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What is the remedy for 'imperforate hymen'?

What is the remedy for 'imperforate hymen'?

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.

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Once you have surgery for an imperforate hymen does that mean the hymen is broken?

Once you have surgery for an imperforate hymen does that mean the hymen is broken?

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.

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At my viginal opening but cannot find it. Have I got a imperforate hymen, what to do?

At my viginal opening but cannot find it. Have I got a imperforate hymen, what to do?

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.

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If you have periods can you still have an imperforate hymen?

If you have periods can you still have an imperforate hymen?

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.

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If I have a imperforate hymen, does that mean I can't have sex?

If I have a imperforate hymen, does that mean I can't have sex?

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.

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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).

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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?

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).

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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?

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?

Must see GYN doctor: Not reaching menarche to the age of 22 need urgent investigation, you must see your gynecologist for examination and investigation from congenital abnormalities to hormonal problems, please take care of this immediately.

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If female is having imperforate type of hymen then how menstrual blood is coming out!! . ......?

If female is having imperforate type of hymen then how menstrual blood is coming out!! . ......?

It doesn't: By definition, an imperforate hymen has no opening or openings for menstrual blood to flow. However, someone may have multiple small openings rather than one larger central opening. If so, menstrual flow can be normal.

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Can you tell what kind of hymen you have (imperforate etc) by just looking at your vaginal hole?

Can you tell what kind of hymen you have (imperforate etc) by just looking at your vaginal hole?

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...".

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What are the types of hymen?

What are the types of hymen?

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.

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Can tampax hurt the hymen?

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.

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Can a tampon break the hymen?

Can a tampon break the hymen?

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.