menu search
related to an answer for: What causes cribriform hymen?

1 Answer


With a cribriform hymen, secretions can flow out of your vagina, such as blood from periods (menstruation). But blood may come out slower than usual, which means that periods may last longer than normal (perhaps by four to seven days).

Having a cribriform hymen also makes it difficult for people to comfortably insert an object into their vagina. For example, you may experience:

  • Bleeding or pain during sexual intercourse.
  • Inability to insert a tampon or remove it.
  • Pain when inserting or removing a tampon.

Some people with cribriform hymen also may experience abdominal pain or lower back pain.

How is it diagnosed?