Transverse Vaginal Septum | Diagnosis & Treatment

How is a transverse vaginal septum diagnosed?

During an examination, your daughter's gynecologist can confirm that a wall of fibrous tissue is blocking the vagina. Usually, a transverse vaginal septum isn't diagnosed until menstrual problems appear in her teenage years.

How is transverse vaginal septum treated?

A surgical procedure is performed to "resect," or remove the fibrous tissue creating a blockage in your daughter's vagina.

There is a risk of stenosis, or scarring where the surgery took place. This is why the gynecologist may have your daughter use a vaginal dilator for a while to aid the healing process and prevent the vagina from taking on an hour-glass shape.