O loss of virginity It can be a very painful situation for some women, although it usually goes well without incident.

This was not so in the case of a 20-year-old Pakistani woman, who went in search of medical help to verify that he could not have sexual intercourse with her husband, with whom she had been married for six months. The penetration seemed impossible, and as a result the man began to abuse her, both physically and psychologically, so that the girl returned to live with her parents. At this point, he decided to go to the gynecology clinic in Hameed Latif Hospital, from the Punjab. There, he explained to the doctors that this was not his only problem, since he had been suffering for three years. abdominal pain and, furthermore, he had not yet first rule. This did not agree with a late development, because her breasts and the rest of the sexual characters were well developed. Besides that, hormonal levels they corresponded to those of a woman who has begun to menstruate. Having discarded this possibility, all that was left was to inspect the vagina, where they finally found the source of the problem: septum only two centimeters from the entrance, which prevented contact with the internal sex organs.

The cause of your pain

O vaginal septum is a wall of tissue placed incorrectly during the fetal develop, so that it blocks the entrance of the vagina.

The blood of menstruation accumulates in the septum, causing pain

Women who have it are usually not aware of this until they start having sex or when, over the years, it begins to be strange not to have had the first menstrual period. And they do. What happens is that both the blood as the remnants of detached tissue from the uterus they accumulate in the septum, cyclically provoking the pain that the Pakistani patient reported.

When the problem was detected, the doctors decided to submit the girl to a surgery that consisted of removal of the septum and placement of a amnion graft. This is a type of tissue present in the innermost layer of the placenta, which can be donated after delivery for use in skin grafts in different pathologies. In this case, which was recently described in BMJ Reports, the goal was to avoid stenosis or, what is the same, a posterior narrowing of the newly opened duct.

The intervention was a success and the patient was able to start having pain-free sex only three months later. In addition, after seven months pregnant and ended up giving birth to a healthy child through cesarean section.