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Your hymen is a thin, fleshy membrane that surrounds the opening of your vagina. A cribriform hymen means that your hymen has multiple small perforations (holes). The condition is congenital, meaning someone is born with it.

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The hymen is a fleshy membrane surrounding the vagina that usually has only one hole. A cribriform hymen is one type of abnormal hymen that has multiple small holes, which can interfere with menstrual flow, sex and tampon use. Cribriform hymen sometimes goes away, or minor surgery called hymenectomy can correct it.
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A cribriform hymen means that the hymen has multiple small perforations (holes). If you have pain or difficulty with menstrual flow, sexual intercourse or tampon use, talk to your healthcare provider. A minor surgical procedure may be able to help.

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