Vertical/Complete Vaginal Septum | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of vertical or complete vaginal septum?

Common symptoms include:

  • pain upon inserting a tampon
  • menstrual blood leaks out even with a tampon inserted

How will vertical or complete vaginal septum affect my daughter's sex life and fertility?

Having a vertical or complete vaginal septum may not affect her sexual life at all. However, some women with a vertical septum experience pain during sex.

Women with a vertical septum can have a normal reproductive life. But because there are two uteri and two cervices, there is a higher risk for premature delivery or breech presentation (when the baby's feet come out first), which usually requires a Caesarean section.

Women with two cervices need a pap smear from both the left and right cervix.

What causes vertical or complete vaginal septum?

A vertical or complete vaginal septum forms during embryological development when the tubes that eventually become a vagina don't fuse together properly. The cause of this genetic abnormality is unknown.