Microperforate (Pinhole) hymen and infertility; a rare case report


Inroduction Female genital tract anomalies may have a devastating impact on the potential for sexual activity and fertility. Microperforate (pinhole) hymen is one of them. Microperforate hymen can lead to infertility, primary amenorrhea, acute or chronic pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, dysuria, pollakiuria or a foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Aim We aim to report a patient who had intercourse problems and infertility complaints later found to have a microper-forate hymen. Discussion Pinhole opening of hymen may permit passage of fluids. Consequently spontaneous pregnancy can occur rarely. A few reports showed pregnancies with intact hymen without penetration of penis. But in general patients have fertility problems. Conclusion The results of the surgery are similar in all techniques and the particular surgical centre will have its own preference of which technique it prefers since after diagnosis definitive treatment is surgical and effective. Failure to manage these patients correctly may have long-term sequelae for their psychological, sexual and reproductive health.

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Güven, D. , Bakay, K. and Kuruoglu, S. (2012) Microperforate (Pinhole) hymen and infertility; a rare case report. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2, 287-288. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2012.23060.

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