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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

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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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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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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When is puberty?

Puberty: Girls: breast budding indicates the initiation of pituitary pubertal hormones activating the ovaries. In boys, the same pituitary hormones will lead to testicular enlargement. Girls usually start b/w 8-12/13 years old. Boys start b/w 9-13/14 years old. ...Read more

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What is late puberty?

Delayed puberty: The typical adolescent, endowed with the impatience and insecurities of youth, would probably insist that any nanosecond that doesn’t bring an increase in height, breast size or beard growth qualifies as delayed puberty. Medicine has its own definitions: for boys, no testicular enlargement by the age of thirteen; and for girls, no breast development by thirteen or no menarche by sixteen. ...Read more

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What happens during puberty?

What happens during puberty?

Changes of puberty: Puberty or sexual maturation is a period of many changes for both males and females. Hormonal changes cause changes within the sexual organs - ovaries, testicles, penis - and secondary changes such as pubic hair and axillary hair growth. Mood changes may be associated as well. Many adolescents develop acne as well. ...Read more

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What are the stages of puberty?

What are the stages of puberty?

Tanner staging : Tanner 1 is pre-puberty; tanner 5 is the end of puberty. Stages 2-4 are the transitions in between. Tanner stages are determined by breast or testicular development as well as pubic hair span. ...Read more

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What is considered late puberty?

Late puberty: No physical changes including development of pubic hair and/ or breast development by the age of 14 usually gets this pediatrician's attention. ...Read more

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What marks the start of puberty?

What marks the start of puberty?

Depends: In males, testicular enlargement is considered the first marker.The enlargement the nipple on one or both sides is considered the marker for females. ...Read more

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First symptoms of puberty are what?

Male puberty: As is in girls, one of the earliest signs of puberty is body odor. Some boys also develop short-term mild breast enlargement. Then comes the development of facial and pubic hair. The most noticeable change is voice change to a baritone quality. Sex organ enlargement is implied. ...Read more

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Hymen (Definition)

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