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Question: What are the complications from an imperforate hymen?

 klee2420 - Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:46 pm

I am a 25 yr old female that was recently diagnosed with a complete imperforate hymen. I experience cramps, fatigue etc every month at the same time but without menstruation. My stomach is distended and I look 2months pregnant. I suffer from severe anxiety/panic attacks so I let this issue go unresolved since puberty. My question is..what are the complications from an imperforate hymen? Is this something that I have to have surgically corrected or can I just live this way?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:46 pm

User avatar Hello,
Usually this is treated with a minor surgical incision to allow for normal menstruation. You will likely feel much better so try to deal with the anxiety this might cause. You would be given analgesic and anesthesia along with anti-anxiety medications as needed. Talk with your doctor about this.

Best wishes.

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