Microperforate Hymen Symptoms & Causes

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What are the symptoms of microperforate hymen?

Common symptoms include:

  • periods that last longer than the normal four to seven days
  • inability to insert a tampon, or pain upon inserting one
  • pain or bleeding during sexual intercourse when the hymen tears

What causes microperforate hymen?
A microperforate hymen occurs during embryological development when the hymenal tissue doesn't form properly.

How will microperforate hymen affect my daughter's sex life and fertility?
After a microperforate hymen is successfully removed or tears on its own, your daughter should have a normal sexual and reproductive life.

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