The hymenal ring normally gets disrupted after a woman has had sexual intercourse or even after strenuous physical activity or tampon use. Sometimes, for cultural or other personal reasons (for example, an upcoming marriage), a woman would like to restore her hymenal ring and experience vaginal bleeding and pain with her “first” sexual intercourse. With that, a hymenoplasty or hymen repair surgery may be performed to provide the desired results.
Hymen repair is a delicate procedure which involves reapproximation of the torn edges, stitching them with fine dissolvable sutures. It is performed under local anesthetic with sedation. The sutures will allow for the ruptured hymen to heal in continuity restoring its original integrity.
Dr. Friedman and his staff will provide you with your post-operative instructions, including how to clean the wound, ensure it doesn’t get infected, and reduce any pain or swelling that may occur. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled the following day. Another evaluation will be performed three weeks after the procedure to evaluate how the hymen has healed and at this time determine, if sexual intercourse can be resumed, leading to bleeding similar to which occurs during one’s first sexual intercourse experience.
To find out more about our Hymenoplasty service, visit Dr. Friedman’s office locations at 7600 E Camelback Road, Suite #7, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 and 903 N. Beeline Highway, Suite A, Payson, Arizona 85541, or book an appointment by calling 480-664-0125 today.