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Friday, August 28, 2015
My daughter is 12 years old and I think she has a septate hymen. How can I know for sure? What can be done at such a young age? She wants to wear tampons but it keeps getting stuck when trying to remove it.
Septate hymen can certainly occur and she may be correct. I would suggest that she see her primary care provider who could do a brief examination to confirm that diagnosis and discuss tampon usage.
Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati