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Imperforate Hymen - a rare cause of acute abdominal pain and tenesmus: case report and review of the literature

AS Mwenda

Abstract


Imperforate hymen is a rare condition that presents with amenorrhea, cyclical abdominal pains and urine retention among pubertal girls. A 14 year old girl with imperforate hymen underwent hymenotomy for  hematocolpometra, having presented with abdominal pains and tenesmus.

Key words: Imperforate hymen, amenorrhea, pubertal girls, urine retention




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