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Symptoms Of Imperforate Hymen
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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
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
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