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septate hymen

By March 1, 2011 - 5:48pm
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I believe I have what is called a septate hymen. My ex partner and I had been together for 2 years and sex was a huge problem, it was very painful for me to have him even try to have sex with me, I would often say stop because it hurt too much to attempt to have sex. It has been 3 months since we have split and I have avoided any kind of sexual relationship in this short period of time. Does anyone else have or has had a septate hymen? I believe this is the reason sex was so difficult for us, should I go to the doctors? Or is their an easier and less embarrassing way to get rid of it? Please help I'm so worried, thank you.

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Not if you have surgery to create a normal sized vaginal opening.

September 13, 2011 - 2:58pm
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Thats whats been happening to me. My boyfriend and I wanted to lose our virgenty together, but it was extremly painful when he tried to stick it in. Does this mean sex is always gonna hurt because I have a septated hymen?

September 10, 2011 - 10:19am

Hi Annie,
I strongly recommend that you make an appointment with a gynecologist to have a gynecological examination. This is the only way to determine if you indeed have a septate hymen. A septate hymen is when the thin hymenal membrane has a band of extra tissue in the middle that causes two small vaginal openings instead of one. Teens with a septate hymen may have trouble getting a tampon in or trouble getting a tampon out. The treatment for a septate hymen is minor surgery to remove the extra band of tissue and create a normal sized vaginal opening.

March 1, 2011 - 6:34pm
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