Vaginal Septum

Vaginal Septum

Vaginal septum is an abnormality of the vagina wherein there exists, either a longitudinal or a transverse partition. This could be caused by the incomplete development of the female reproductive system. The partition of the vagina is invisible externally and is therefore unknown until puberty. It is mostly detected by possible abnormalities and pain associated with menstrual cycles.

In some cases, the lack of any abnormalities in menstrual cycles, may hide the condition until they engage in sexual activity. Vaginal septum can result in painful intercourse – indicating an underlying structural abnormality.

Symptoms of Vaginal Septum

  • Painful periods
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Painful intercourse
  • Infertility
Diagnosing Vaginal Septum

  • Complete medical history
  • Pelvic examination
  • Ultrasound imaging

Treatment of vaginal septum is required only when there is a symptomatic manifestation. If there are no affects of the vaginal septum, treatment can be avoided altogether. However, in case you do have symptomatic effects, then removal of the vaginal septum via surgical methods is the go-to treatment method.

Post-Surgery Implications

  • No discomfort during intercourse
  • No period-related challenges
  • Cure for infertility