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Forum Name: Gynecology

Question: Logitudinal Septum


 aincognitoz - Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:18 pm

1. Age: 33
2. Sex: F
3. Past diagnoses: None
4. Past surgeries: C- Section (At the time of child birth in 2005)
5. Family history: Not specific
6. Current Medications: None as such

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Hi:

I have a logitudinal septum in my vagina which ends near the cervix and the left side is bigger than the right side. I have not been able to intercourse because of the pain I have and we have not been able to have sex.

I had a visit with my doctor and she suggests that I should get it operated but I am in a fix as I don't know how safe it is to get it operated and I have not seen cases with such surgery history.

Kindly suggest.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:42 pm

User avatar From your description it sounds as if you have a complete longitudinal septum. Often these septums are painless; however, as it appears in your case, they can also be associated with significant pain.

In these cases the most effective management is surgery to remove the septum. The procedure will be performed by your gynecologist, generally.

If you are healthy, surgery is generally safe. There are risks associated with any surgery but healthy people generally do very well.

Your gynecologist will be able to give you more details about the surgeries and it's risks. From your description it sounds as if you would benefit from the surgery; however, the decision to have surgery should always be made with a full understanding of the risks and benefits.

If I've not reallly answered your question, please feel free to post a follow up.

Best wishes.

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