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Definition and Types of Hymen

26 May 2014
The Hymen

Hymen has some kind of sociological importance at various levels in almost all societies. Especially, in Muslim countries because it is seen as a criteria whether the female has had sexual intercourse before or not, it gains more importance.
Types of hymen shapesTypes of hymen shapes :

 

Annular hymen (Round circle)

The shape of the hymen is round (circular) and there is a circular hole in the middle. If the hole is large enough, the membrane might not rupture even if the penis passes through. In that case it is said that “the hymen is ready for entry”. The statement elastic membrane is also used. This is the most common hymen shape (60-95%).

Crescentic Hymen

The hymen is shaped like a crescent. While the membrane is thinner or maybe even not present, it is distinct at the back. Frequency of observation is between 3.5% to 20%. These types of hymen do not usually rupture during intercourse.

Septate Hymen

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23 May 2014
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition which is characterized via largening and formation of a number of small cysts in the ovaries, which lead to some hormone related issues, and, the causes of which are not fully understood, yet. The ultrasonography picture reveals small cysts in the ovary of a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)People with polycystic ovary syndrome may experience the following;
  •   *Latent/infrequent menstruation (oligomenorrhea)
  •   *Acne
  •   *Obesity (being overweight)
  •   *Excessive hairiness (hirsutism)
  •   *Oocyte not released during menstruation (anovulation); thus, infertility.

When hormone tests are done on blood, a variety of conditions are visible; specifically LH (luteinizing hormone) and male related hormone (testosterone, DHEAS) levels will be high. In this syndrome, the balance between FSH and LH hormones secreted by hypophysis (a section in the brain) and which regulate ovarian hormone production are damaged. As a result of this,

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