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I heard theres a type of hymen called fimbriated hymen, what does it look like and will it bleed first time sex like other hymens?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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, lunate, and septate. . Bleeding may occur with any disruption of the hymen regardless of its shape and this may occur with trauma, tampon use, sex or foreign bodies inserted into the vagina. Fimbriated means the edge is serpentine.

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