A member asked:

If a girl was menstruating and had to insert a tampon, how does she differentiate between menstrual blood and blood from a torn hymen if occurred?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The hymen is a non-issue, and can be ignored. If a girl is on her period, then any and all blood on her tampon is presumed "period" blood. Whether or not any is from the hymen is not relevant. She can ignore her hymen, as it is what it is and will be what it will be. If there is bleeding in between periods, or bleeding that seems to happen each time with sex, the doctor can examine the genitals.

Answered Apr 7, 2018



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