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Hymen (Definition)

A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes ...Read more


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Can a tampon break the hymen?

Can a tampon break the hymen?

Yes: The hymen may be very fragile or very strong. A thin, fragile hymenal membrane will require very little pressure to cause perforation. For many women the hymen becomes perforated as a result of their normal physical activity. ...Read more

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So after the tampons breaks the hymen, will it hurt and bleed when having first time sexual intercourse?

Hymen: Despite the hymen being broken with use of tampons, sex might be a little bit different. You still may have bleeding and pain with first Due to the hymenal ring. And bleeding as well as pain may occur. So go slow when that time comes. Always remember to practice safe sex and use condoms ...Read more

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Period started today and I tried to insert a tampon for the first time but it wouldn't go in when I wiped there was slimey blood did I break my hymen?

Period started today and I tried to insert a tampon for the first time but it wouldn't go in when I wiped there was slimey blood did I break my hymen?

Maybe: A tampon may not be a good choice for you if you have a vaginal entrance including a narrow hymenal opening. The tampon will increase in diameter (size) as it absorbs menstrual blood. If you are having trouble getting it is, you will have more when you remove it and would tear the hymen in the process. ...Read more

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Can I use tampons without tearing my hymen?

Can I use tampons without tearing my hymen?

It depends: Every women's hymen is different. Most don't completely obstruct the vaginal entrance, otherwise you wouldn't be able to pass your menses! So there is space for the insertion of a tampon, for some it may be a little space for others a lot. Remember it's possible to "tear" your hymen without even having sex, as some very physical activities can "tear" the hymen too. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot put in a tampon! Do I have a microperforate hymen?

Not necessarily.: Tampon might be too large? Spasm with attempts at insertion? It may be technique? ...Read more

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What is tampon? Is it similar to the sanitary pads? Could it hurt the hymen?

What is tampon? Is it similar to the sanitary pads? Could it hurt the hymen?

Different: A tampon is a bullet shaped absorbent cotton suppository with a string on the end. Sometimes it comes with an applicator to help with insertion. The tampon is inserted into your vagina, through the hymen opening. Depending on your hymen, it may fit through or not. Once it fills with blood, it expands a bit, so pulling it out can be harder than putting it in. Everyone's hymen is different. ...Read more

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Is it true that a tampon can tear your hymen a little especially if its your first time trying one?

Is it true that a tampon can tear your hymen a little especially if its your first time trying one?

Not to worry: Women and girls may be judged by their happiness, their friendliness, and many other wonderful traits, but not by the condition of their hymens. It makes absolutely no difference whether a person has a big hymen, little hymen, broken hymen, unbroken hymen, etc... One need not worry about hymens when using pads or tampons. ...Read more

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I have a septate hymen. I'm still a virgin. What trouble will that cause me? Also I can't wear tampons because the pain I have taking them out.

Good question: Once hymen is broken you likely won't have those problems. You may want to stick to pads in the meantime. ...Read more

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Can your cherry (hymen) be popped from a tampon?

Easily: It may be small enough in diameter to slip in, but since it will become larger in diameter after it absorbs menstrual blood, the hymen can be torn when it is removed. The term is a rather crude one cited by teen males for achieving success at a sexual encounter with a virgin. I would not apply it to this event. ...Read more

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What's it like inserting a tampon? Does it damage the hymen?

Tampon insertion: When you first start using tampons you may find it easier to insert a “slim” tampon with a smooth plastic applicator that has a rounded tip. Recommend that you avoid super tampons with cardboard applicators when you first start. There are may u tube videos that provide instruction on proper tampon insertion. Change tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours. Moms can usually give advice about tampon use. ...Read more

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I felt a pinch while inserting a tampon for the first time. Could it be possible that I broke my hymen? Am I still a virgin?

I felt a pinch while inserting a tampon for the first time. Could it be possible that I broke my hymen? Am I still a virgin?

You're likely correc: The hymen it is a relatively thin membrane in the vaginal canal and most females don't even know when it being torn. I.E during first relation or tampon use/vaginal exam/pap with speculum etc.
Some discomfort is common and the sensation you felt is hightly indicative of the hymen being torn during first insertion. If you have any other trouble, consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 24 and am a runner. I have the issue of being really tiny down there and cant use tampons. Is there anyway this could be fixed? My hymen is intact

I am 24 and am a runner. I have the issue of being really tiny down there and cant use tampons. Is there anyway this could be fixed? My hymen is intact

Yes: There is a surgery called a hymenectomy that can remove the hymen to allow you to use tampons. See your Ob/Gyn if you are interested in this. An alternate idea would be to use vaginal dilators. You can find medical-grade vaginal dilators at www. Vaginismus. Com. These will allow you to slowly dilate your hymen over time Best wishes! ...Read more

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Concerned about sex for first time. Pain? Nerves? Lots blood? Not sure if I still have a hymen due to tampon use. Any help would be beneficial. (: thank

Concerned about sex for first time. Pain? Nerves? Lots blood? Not sure if I still have a hymen due to tampon use. Any help would be beneficial. (: thank

First "blush": A first sexual encounter involving intercourse may produce a light pain and sometimes a spot or two of blood if the hymen is intact. If tampons have been used in the past then the hymen may already be "stretched" and will allow less painful penetration. Above all, please use effective contraception. ...Read more

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I haven't had sex yet. But it doesn't hurt when tampons are inserted and taken out. How can I tell if my hymen is intact?

I haven't had sex yet. But it doesn't hurt when tampons are inserted and taken out. How can I tell if my hymen is intact?

It is the front door: The hymen, if present forms the entrance to the vagina. It can form in a way that totally covers the entrance with no opening for menstrual blood to exit. This produces problems in puberty.It can also disappear in a fetus or be lost in early childhood. You should expect to find it about a half inch deep inside if the labia minora. ...Read more

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I'm a woman, 21 years old. I never had sex &used tampon. But, I have symmetrical deep nocthes in lateral hymen (total 4 notches).is my still intact?

I'm a woman, 21 years old. I never had sex &used tampon. But, I have symmetrical deep nocthes in lateral hymen (total 4 notches).is my still intact?

No worries: Yes or no or maybe, but it matters none. Women and girls may be judged by their happiness, their friendliness, and many other wonderful traits, but not by the condition of their hymens. It makes no difference whether a person has a big hymen, little hymen, broken hymen, unbroken hymen, etc... One need not worry about hymens when using tampons, when exercising, or when doing anything in life. ...Read more

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I used tampons but never had sex, can a doctor realize that I haven't had sex or not? (while I might lose my hymen because of using tampons)

I promise: It would be very unusual for any physician to spend even a second wondering if you are a virgin or not. If sexual history comes up during a visit we ask the question and record the answer. There is no judgement. If there is judgement that would be extremely unusual. 20% at least of young females present without hymens as a starting point. Then we now have a world with tampons. It is not a big deal. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ignore the hymen: 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. ...Read more

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If my period is normal but I can't put a tampon nor my finger in due to extreme pain, does that mean I have an imperforate hymen?

Not at all: If as you say your period is normal there is a large enough opening to allow menstrual flow. An imperforate hymen allows NO flow. Those with a narrow hole in their hymen can often not use tampons until the hymen is torn open by sex or opened surgically (done if it is too thick/painful). ...Read more

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I sometimes have vaginal flatulence, I'm a virgin. Can that happen if my hymen is still intact? I don't use tampons nor do I exercise, but s/t masterbate

I sometimes have vaginal flatulence, I'm a virgin. Can that happen if my hymen is still intact? I don't use tampons nor do I exercise, but s/t masterbate

Even if a virgin: It would be rare for the hymen to be fully intact at your age. If your hymen were imperforate - menses would not flow out of your body. ...Read more

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Mass of tissue connected to vaginal opening, regular periods, and its not hymen. Can't use tampons or have sex. What is this blockage and how's it fix?

Mass of tissue connected to vaginal opening, regular periods, and its not hymen. Can't use tampons or have sex. What is this blockage and how's it fix?

See a gynecologist: Unfortunately there's no way to know what this is without examining you. Your gynecologist be able to quickly evaluate the area and offer you treatment based on the diagnosis. ...Read more