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Does the hymen go away after puberty?

Does the hymen go away after puberty?

No: Some hymens are little more than a ridge so a post pubeertal woman might think that it went away spontaneously. However a hymen usually remains until it gets torn or ruptured. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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Can you explain if it's possible to break your hymen before hitting puberty?

Can you explain if it's possible to break your hymen before hitting puberty?

Yes: Some women are born with no hymen, a limited wide shelf like hymen or lose it through childhood trauma, self sex, or other event. Those with the typical intact hymen will have it broken during penetrating intercourse. ...Read more

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I have an intact hymen, will I bleed first intercourse?(important) do all women during puberty have crescent hymens? Is the hymen an elastic membrane?

I have an intact hymen, will I bleed first intercourse?(important) do all women during puberty have crescent hymens? Is the hymen an elastic membrane?

Hymen facts: The hymen is a fibro-elastic membrane that is found at the opening of the vagina and can be stretched(without breaking) by tampons, fingers, etc. They have various appearances in puberty and adulthood from cribiform to crescent to completely intact which will not permit menstrual flow. There may not be bleeding when the hymen is broken as it depends on its condition prior to the event. ...Read more

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Do spider veins caused by hormonal irregularities during puberty ever go away after puberty?

Do spider veins caused by hormonal irregularities during puberty ever go away after puberty?

Sometimes: Often they will but many times they persist. If they do you can wear medical compression stockings but I would recommend seeing a vein doctor to get an ultrasound and evaluate you for venous insufficiency ...Read more

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Does gynecomastia in puberty eventually go away?

Does gynecomastia in puberty eventually go away?

It may but: Not always. Unfortunately, teenagers are probably the least able of any age group to handle it psychologically. ...Read more

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Will my male puberty nipples go away?

Will my male puberty nipples go away?

Depends : Roughly half of males go through transient nipple enlargement on one or both sides at the onset of puberty.Most resolve within 6m to a year, it is considered normal.I went through it. A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. It can erode someones self concept , surgery is helpful for those who don't clear up after a year or so. ...Read more

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Will it my vulvodynia go away over time since I am a teen? (related to hormonal fluctuations due to puberty?)

Will it my vulvodynia go away over time since I am a teen? (related to hormonal fluctuations due to puberty?)

Vulvadynia: Vulvadynia may improve with the onset of menses, but there are no guarantees. See your provider for an effective treatment plan which may include steroid and estrogen creams. ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 years old and has a lot of small spots on her face. Is this because of puberty and will it go away when she grows up?

Acne: The small spots on her face may be acne which is a sign of puberty. Take to your doctor or a dermatologist for medication to keep her acne under control. ...Read more

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Second time sex (no hymen), hurts when bf thrusts deep. He can only fit a bit inside. Does this go away by itself or do I need treatment?

Second time sex (no hymen), hurts when bf thrusts deep. He can only fit a bit inside. Does this go away by itself or do I need treatment?

Time Is On Your Side: Just be patient, take your time, go slowly, maybe with some extra lube, and your body will adjust. Your "bf" will also have to be gentle, sensitive and patient. And before you know it, boffo!! head bangin' the headboard (if that's what you like...)---The tissue down there is pretty soft and pliable so just give it some time and gentle nudging..... ...Read more

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Hymen (Definition)

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