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Hymens And Tampons
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only temporarily: Super tampons will be accommodated by the vagina through its' elastic ability to stretch, temporarily. The muscles around the vagina will re-constrict once the tampon or larger "male tampons" are removed. ...Read more
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
I do not know.: Check with you family practice doctro or ob/gyn doctor for more information. ...Read more
I'm a virgin and pelvic exams are still uncomfortable. Was recomm vaginal dilators. Would these break hymen? Not my intention. I just want ease w/exam
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine from vagina not urethra. Always happens during period. Soaks tampon, pad, underpants and pants. Cystoscope was normal.
Try postvoid drain..: Try leaning forward to void, tighten the pelvis 2-4 times after each voiding, use less bulky tampon, and soak and dry the genital area with soft paper before pulling up the pants.; and see what happens. Best luck. ...Read more
Crossing thighs and masturbating for years can damage the hymen? No penetrations. Can crossing legs together and masturbating break d hymen?
Hymen myths: There are alot of myths surrounding an intact hymen. The hymen naturally opens and can open from walking, moving, physical activity and many other things. If you are a virgin you can be proud of that and it does not matter what your hymen looks like. Only an obgyn would know the difference anyway. ...Read more
I'm a virgin. Can masturbating with only 2 fingers open vagina? Can it tear the hymen without bleeding?
Probably not, but...: Only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. As good citizens, we must prevent discriminatory treatment of girls and women. ...Read more
In bimenual pelvic exam of daughter, how doctor check labia minora and majora & anus internally-not externally by inserting 2 fingers in vaginal wall?
Please Clarify: I am sorry, but I do not get the question or the concern. Please explain what you are worried about. Do you think the doctor missed something? ...Read more
Could be: Scented feminine products have chemicals tht could irritate or even cause abnormal tissue changes. That is why is recommended to use everything un scented. ...Read more
Can sperm enter the cervix during a heavy period and w/small tampon in?Dime sized watery semen rolled on/into vagina from tummy.No vaginal intercourse
Not likely: Especially with a tampón in. Take care! ...Read more
Hi I'm 19 and have been having issues with my period. Heavy flow and spotting, painful tampon insertion and bleeding only on half of the tampon?
Could be infection: or irregular spotting. If there is more odor and frequent discharge unrelated to frequency of menstrual flow, then it's more likely to be an infection. Irregular menstrual spotting also gets worse with infection on board. Proceed to see a GYN or family physician to get yourself properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more