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Hymen Labialis Immenkalvo
No damage: The hymen is a circle of elastic tissue around the vagina opening, like a stretchy bracelet or collar. It's not a solid layer of skin. Proper use of a tampon won't damage a hymen; the hymen will stretch to let a tampon be inserted. It may hurt if not done gently. ...Read more
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
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
Depends: Sometimes the hymen tears during childhood due to certain non-sexual activities; this may present as slight spotting. During first sex/intercourse, due to more forceful hymenal separation, hymenal tears may present with slight bleeding. Every case is different and depends on the thickness and integrity of the hymen before it was affected. Not all virgins bleed with sex. ...Read more
No. 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, nor when exercising, with or without a pad. ...Read more
Usually not: Bleeding from a broken or ruptured hymen is usually mild degree of bleeding can be very variable from no bleeding, to a couple od drops of blood, to a small short lived trickle to the occasional gush, bleeding, when it occurs is usually minor and seldom requires a visit to a gyn dr. Or the hospital er. In the rare case of signifivant bleeding use one or two sanitary pads & pressure & go see dr. ...Read more
Technically, none: In a normal female there will always be some hymenal remnant, but it can be minimal and functionally undetectable. This extreme situation is probably less than 1%. ...Read more
Possible: If inserted far enough or with enough force it is possible. ...Read more
Some cultures value the hymen so I believe that there are some countries where the gynecologist will recreate the hymen surgically.
Oftentimes the hymen is disrupted without sexual intercourse so this type of surgery is unnecessary.
Very rarely the hymen can be imperforate, and needs surgery to open. This can be a cause of delayed menses in young women. ...Read more
Healthtap is a: Great place to ask it. Please submit a clear & specific question about vaginas/hymens. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
May or may not bleed: The bleeding with first sex idea is overdone. Bleeding may mean fresh small tears. If a woman has a healthy vulva, vagina, and hymen; if she is very stretchy; if she is happy and relaxed, with lots of natural lubrication; if a guy enters at a good angle, at the right spot; if he moves gently with small motions until all is well-lubricated and stretched out; there may not be tearing or bleeding. ...Read more
Image of an imperforate hymen (compliments of medical illustrator - frank netter).
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