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different types of hymens

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
30 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
See Below: There are only really 2 types of hymen, perforate (open) and imperforate (closed). The perforate hymen can come in different types of opening (slit, s ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
It doesn't: By definition, an imperforate hymen has no opening or openings for menstrual blood to flow. However, someone may have multiple small openings rather t ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Hymen: This is a piece of membranous tissue inside the vaginal opening. It comes in different shapes and sizes, the most common are annular, fimbriated, luna ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Back to normal size: Women (and their body parts) usually go back to "normal size" after delivering a baby. The issue here is actually, "What is normal size?" What is no ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: A hymen can be ruptured through sports and activities as well as through penetration during intercourse or another object.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The hymen : The hymen is a circular ring near the opening of the vagina. Contrary to popular cultural mythology most hymenal rings are open just fine the first t ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
hymen: I believe the lump you are referring to is simply a remnant of the hymen which can form the hymenial ring.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Between in / outside: Hymen is the border between a vagina's inside and the outside vulva. Only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians eng ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
It's the border: It's where the vagina meets the vulva, and can be seen by girls and teens using a mirror. Young women may be judged by their happiness, their friendli ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vagina: In the vagina.
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