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Pelvic Exams Breaking Hymen
Virgin, vaginal opening tight & stings badly if stretched.Never had pap smear - afraid of speculum. manage TVUs tho. Need womb biopsy - terrified.
Please mention your concerns to your doctor and s/he may sedate you and ensure proper pain relief. Do not forgo the needed medical examination.
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Physical exam involving examination of the outside of the female genitalia (vulva), the inside (vagina) , as well as an examination of the cervix, uterus, tubes, ovaries, and tissue around the uterus (parametria). A bimanual exam then involves 2 fingers in the vagina with the other hand on the abdomen. A rectovaginal exam is one finger inthe vagina, one finger in the rectum with ...Read more
Can straining duing during constipation break the hymen? There was red bright blood? Did my hymen break?
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
Gave birth 3y ago. Incontinent,have 2 push on vagina wall 2 open bowels, constant pelvic downward pressure, bulging tissue in vagina opening.Prolapse?
Unlikely: An endometrial biopsy requires placing a speculum in the vagina. For a virginal woman, it can sometimes be accomplished without disturbing an intact hymen with a very narrow speculum. Many women of the age that would necessitate a biopsy however do not have a narrow intact hymen even if they are virginal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm considering going for my first pelvic exam & Pap smear. I'm 21, a virgin, & concerned about pain. Will the speculum hurt or tear my hymen?
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 seeing her doctor, as it cannot matter in a free, modern, equitable society. ...Read more
During rough sex, penis bent. Blood shot out of Urethra. ER did ultrasound, no fracture. Urologist said urethral tear. masturbated and reinjured?
Very possible. Take: it easy for a while to allow the body to rest and heal completely. See the Urologist again to ensure all is well and heals well with no stricture. ...Read more
No: Generally speaking, it would be very unusual for the activities you described to damage the hymen. ...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
Im virgin could clitoral orgasm break the hymen what about contractions that happen after the orgasm can they break the hymen, never inserted anything ?
I need help with my pelvic exam report. What is having a Virginal Introitus (It's Not vaginal introitus) mean on a pelvic exam? Is my hymen intact?
Description: The vaginal orifice is an introitus that leads to the vaginal canal. Virginal simply refers to the fact that the Doctor dictating the report (whom did your pelvic exam) is under the impression that you are a Virgin. You cannot infer that your hymen is intact purely from this description. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
(Intact thick hymen-so couldn't have full penetration-&now I'm 4months pregnant )what will doc's do during cervix dilation check if hymen is intact?
Hymen: women with intact hymen can still use tampons and usually can accommodate one finger which is all that is needed for initial cervical exams. If you have a high risk pregnancy and need a more extensive pelvic exam, a doctor could perform a small incision to open up the hymnal ring so exams are more comfortable. ...Read more
Bilateral pelvic pain, abdominal pain during intercourse, acne, and family history of PCOS. Normal pelvic exam and thyroid. Is PCOS a likely cause?
Maybe: Your workup is incomplete. This could be endometriosis as well. You need much more blood work and likely a pelvic US to help determine if PCOs or something else. If sexually active an STD and infection check may be warranted. The acne of PCOs is usually fairly severe and over a large portion of the body, so yours may or may not be related. ...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
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