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A 16-year-old female asked:

When i'm checking my vagina like right when i stick a finger in there is lots of skin on the top part of my vagina what is it ?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
May be normal: It's hard to tell what it is, I am not sure where you are sticking your finger anatomically. Your description misses any anatomical structures, so it's only guess what exactly you're touching. In most cases, there will be normal amount of skin (folds) around the vagina. In case of concern, you'd need a direct examination by a physician.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
One look is worth : A thousand words. Go see a family doctor or a gynecologist or a woman's health provider and show them what you are asking about. Likely one look and they can tell you. That would be a good time for them to teach you more about your genital health and anatomy and safe sex practices. Only an exam can tell you if what you notice is a normal finding or a problem..
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Vaginal rugae: Vaginal rugae are folds of the lining of the vagina, and are shaped somewhat like the folds that characterize the stomach lining. These are normal even though they feel bumpy and folded. They are felt most prominently in young women, and these folds enable the vagina to expand without tearing during childbirth.

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