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What is this imperforate hymen?

By Anonymous February 7, 2014 - 11:47pm
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I tink i'm also wit this abnormality..my bf cannt penetrate me n i feel so sad!i dont knw wat 2 tel him...and i cannt see the doctor right away!i feel so abnormal nd i thnk i need help..wil diz hymen imperforate worsen with time? M scared!!

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Hi Anon,


Welcome to EmpowHER. The hymen is a thin membrane that surrounds the opening of a girl’s vagina. Typically it is shaped like a half moon, leaving space for menstrual blood to flow out of the vagina. An imperforate hymen is when this thin membrane completely covers the opening of the vagina, blocking the flow of menstrual blood. An imperforate hymen is a congenital disorder, meaning it is present at birth. It occurs when the hymen membrane does not develop properly in the fetus. The cause of this abnormal development is not yet known. The treatment for an imperforate hymen is minor surgery to remove the extra hymenal tissue, creating a normal-sized vaginal opening so menstrual blood can flow out.  Have you been to a doctor to know if this is the condition you have?



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