Imperforate Hymen | Diagnosis & Treatment

How is imperforate hymen diagnosed?

An imperforate hymen can be diagnosed in infancy, childhood or puberty. Sometimes, the hymen doesn't cause a problem until a girl's teenage years when she has her first period. During an examination, your daughter's gynecologist can confirm that there is no opening to her hymen.

What is the treatment for imperforate hymen ?

A minor surgical procedure will be needed to remove the extra tissue covering your daughter's hymen.

An imperforate hymen can be surgically removed in infancy. If discovered later in life, the imperforate hymen can be removed at the time of diagnosis. The procedure removes the excess tissue and places sutures to avoid scarring and re-blockage of the area.