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Hymen (Overview)

A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes the external vaginal orifice.


Hymen (Overview)

A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes the external vaginal orifice.


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What are the types of hymen?

What are the types of hymen?

See Below: There are only really 2 types of hymen, perforate (open) and imperforate (closed). The perforate hymen can come in different types of opening (slit, septum or microperoforate). Which means that they are partially open. If you are seeing your periods, then it is perforate. Once you have intercourse, most hymens will tear to become normal. ...Read more

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What does a hymen look like?

What does a hymen look like?

Netter anatomy: These images by frank netter are excellent: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=hymen+anatomy&qpvt=hymen+anatomy&form=igre#view=detail&id=60a25e8730a30677495e109e32c5a91887082b9e&selectedindex=9. ...Read more

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How to know that hymen break?

How to know that hymen break?

Usually there is: some pain and bleeding after hymen breaks,,,,,and the penis slides in more easily the next time you have intercourse. ...Read more

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Can you be born without hymen?

Can you be born without hymen?

Yes: Natural hymens vary from no visible structure at all, to a minimal shelf, a small or medium opening, several openings, or a sealed over structure. The hymen may also be lost in childhood due to non sexual trauma. ...Read more

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What does the hymen look like?

Varies: It can be a band of tissue around the vaginal introitus, or it can be an intact membrane covering the introitus. If you have concerns about your anatomy then see your Ob/Gyn for an exam. ...Read more

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Where exactly is hymen located?

Where exactly is hymen located?

Vagina: It is a membrane in the vaginal opening that all girls are born with. It was used as a check that women were virgins on their wedding night but that is flawed logic as the hymen can be broken innocently before marriage by certain positions or activities like bicycling. You can read the basics on the internet. Wikipedia (not usually a trusted source) has a decent introduction and diagram. ...Read more

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Does the tearing of a hymen hurt?

Does the tearing of a hymen hurt?

Minimally: Many young women worry about pain from tearing a hymen. Surprisingly, many women don't even notice any discomfort when using a tampon or having sexual intercourse for the first time. Additionally, you may have broken your hymen without realizing it through tampon use or vigorous activity (bike, horse riding, gymnastics, etc). If you have concerns or are worried, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I fix a septate hymen? None

How do I fix a septate hymen? None

Hello. : Hello. Don't know your age. Their is a minor surgical procedure which can be performed by a gynecologist to remove this band of tissue. I would talk to your doctor about this issue. ...Read more

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How to know if my hymen is broken?

How to know if my hymen is broken?

Use a compact mirror: And gently use your fingers. It must be at least partially broken because at your stated age of 43 years you must have had multiple menses and the blood has been coming out between the lips of the vagina. Ergo, the hymen cannot be completely intact! QED [From the Latin: Thus it is demonstrated.] ...Read more

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How can one strengthen their hymen?

Why?: The hymen is a fibro-membranous structure at the entrqnce of the vagina. As such it cannot be strengthened. Why do you ask such an odd question? Do you have concerns about preserving the "badge of virginity?". ...Read more

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Does it hurt when your hymen breaks?

Losing Virginity: Yes. This is a very common experience early in one's sexual life. Please, if you are now getting to be sexually active at this part of your childhood, learn how to avoid pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether my hymen broke?

How can I tell whether my hymen broke?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How do I know if my hymen is Brocken ?

"broken" = sex: Breaking one's hymen is another way to denote virginity or having (had) sex. So if you haven't ever engaged in sexual activity whether penile, digital or foreign body, then your hymen is "intact". However, most hymen will have a small hole to allow for menstrual flow. This is not a "broken" hymen but rather normal. Check out http://www.pamf.org/teen/health/femalehealth/hymen.html for more info. ...Read more

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Does hymen change in shape after loosing?

Does hymen change in shape after loosing?

Depends: The hymen is a membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening. It forms part of the vulva, or external genitalia, and is similar in structure to the vagina.If the hymen is sufficiently elastic, it may return to nearly its original condition. In other cases, there may be remnants (carunculae myrtiformes), or it may appear completely absent after repeated penetration. ...Read more

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Why do people still believe in the hymen?

Why do people still believe in the hymen?

What do you mean?: Virginity is considered very important in many cultures, thus the emphasis, by some, of bleeding after first time sex. Hymen is important to those who think it or virginity is important. Some women have a very underdeveloped hymen which may ot not rupture or bleed when they have sex the first time, or hymen had previously ruptured from tampon insertion. Who are we to judge others? ...Read more