Q52.3: Imperforate hymen

Because of a defect, the vagina is fully sealed by a thin membrane.

While developing in the womb, many different types of tissue develop in the body. The organs and body parts develop out of the various types of tissue.

The vagina is tubular and leads from the outside to the uterus. There is a thin membrane inside the vagina. The membrane can form a fold that partly seals the vagina. The membrane is usually porous at some location.

If the vagina is fully sealed, mucous can collect in the vagina even when the child is a baby. If the vagina is sealed, menstrual blood may also be unable to flow away. The accumulated blood can cause pain in the lower abdomen.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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