Septate Hymen Symptoms & Causes

In-Depth

What are the symptoms of septate hymen?

  • trouble inserting or removing a tampon
  • pain or bleeding during sexual intercourse when the hymen tears.

What causes septate hymen?

A septate hymen forms during embryological development when the tubes that eventually become a vagina don't fuse together properly.

How will septate hymen affect my daughter's sex life and fertility?

  • After a septate hymen is successfully removed or tears on its own, your daughter should have a normal sexual and reproductive life.
  • If a septate hymen isn't removed, it will create infertility or provide a form of natural contraception.