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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more