Transverse Vaginal Septum | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of transverse vaginal septum?

Common symptoms include:

  • the absence of a menstrual cycle, called amenorrhea
  • periods that last beyond the normal four to seven day cycle
  • abdominal pain from blood collecting in the upper vagina.

What causes transverse vaginal septum?

A transverse 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.