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A 21-year-old female asked:

since a small hole in a thick hymen will stretch enough to allow natural mucous to flow, how does it expand?won't that stretch the hymen or tear it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: The hymey usually has a narrow opening but some form without one requiring opening surgically during puberty. Increasing the size of the hole happens with sexual activity, either with objects or a male partner.

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Egypt
A 21-year-old female asked:

I asked b4 nd doc said a small hole in a hymen will stretch to allow natural mucous to flow nd thn get bk small, would tht stretch the hymen or tear it?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Vaginas work : I don't think you have to worry so much about your hymen. Vaginas naturally work just fine in the overwhelming majority if people. If you have menstrual cycles the the opening is wide enough to allow blood, mucous or discharge to come out.

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Last updated Nov 8, 2013

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