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A 21-year-old female asked:

while fingering myself i feel like a wall block my finger from going any further in, is this my muscles tensing up or what?

3 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hymen: There is a thin membrane of tissue that covers your vaginal opening.I suspect this is what you feel.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hymen?: It sounds like you are encountering your hymen. If this is bothering you, be seen for a physical exam and your physician can diagnose the problem.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hymen?: It sounds like you are encountering your hymen. If it is bothering you, be seen for a pelvic exam and diagnosis by your physician.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me exactly where are the muscles responsible for straightening out the fingers?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
The extensor hood: Of a finger has tendon attachment that originate in the extrinsic ext system located outside the hand in the forearm and the intrinsic system located in the hand.There are attachments to the hood several bony sites in the phalanges. The balance between intrinsic and extrinsic muscles is a highly coordinated event, allowing one to use a hammer or operate under a microscope with the same muscles.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Recently noticed that there when i somewhat dig into the bottom of my left rib cage, and work my fingers across i can feel like bump/muscle?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Muscle ?: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2015

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