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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

Hymen (Definition)

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


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If female is having imperforate type of hymen then how menstrual blood is coming out!! . ......?

If female is having imperforate type of hymen then how menstrual blood is coming out!! . ......?

It doesn't: By definition, an imperforate hymen has no opening or openings for menstrual blood to flow. However, someone may have multiple small openings rather than one larger central opening. If so, menstrual flow can be normal. ...Read more

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I heard there's a type of hymen called fimbriated hymen, what does it look like and will it bleed first time sex like other hymens?

I heard there's a type of hymen called fimbriated hymen, what does it look like and will it bleed first time sex like other hymens?

Hymen: This is a piece of membranous tissue inside the vaginal opening. It comes in different shapes and sizes, the most common are annular, fimbriated, lunate, and septate.. Bleeding may occur with any disruption of the hymen regardless of its shape and this may occur with trauma, tampon use, sex or foreign bodies inserted into the vagina. Fimbriated means the edge is serpentine. ...Read more

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For labial/vertical hymen type which its opening extends from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock, from where does it rupture when it's broken? And does it bleed?

For labial/vertical hymen type which its opening extends from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock, from where does it rupture when it's broken? And does it bleed?

The hymen: The hymen is a circular ring near the opening of the vagina. Contrary to popular cultural mythology most hymenal rings are open just fine the first time someone has intercourse. It stretches and tears at various spots that are likely unrecognizable to the untrained eye. Overthinking the appearance of the hymenal ring is likely to be unproductive. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would any type of vaginal penetration break your hymen?

Hi docs, would any type of vaginal penetration break your hymen?

Possibly: A hymen can be ruptured through sports and activities as well as through penetration during intercourse or another object. ...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?

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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What can tear a hymen apart from sex?

What can tear a hymen apart from sex?

Hymen: The hymen can sustain trauma if anything is placed in the vagina such as a tampon. ...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

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What does an intact ring hymen look like?

Hard to describe: Here is a link to a diagram and picture that is helpful:

http://www. Soc. Ucsb. Edu/sexinfo/article/hymen

i guess it is more important to ask "why do you ask? ". Is this in relation to you, your daughter? If there is a concern about sexual activity or abuse, this should be addressed. ...Read more

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What are probable reasons for hymen break?

Hymen: Could be sex, self play, spontaneous etc. ...Read more

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Why am I having trouble writing and typing?

Why am I having trouble writing and typing?

Occupation cramp?: Writers cramp is a possibility see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as an "elastic hymen"?

Is there such a thing as an "elastic hymen"?

Yes there is: Presume you mean a hymen that can stretch with intercourse without tearing. Female with this kind of hymen can repeatedly ; falsely claim to be a virgin! ...Read more

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Is hymen reconstruction a painful procedure?

Is hymen reconstruction a painful procedure?

Not needed: All surgeries have some pain, but the idea is to keep the pain to an absolute minimum. Hymens are not needed, so no surgery should be done for that. Reconstructive surgery on the vulva or vagina can be done if something had damaged the area. One can interview 2-3 gynecologic specialists to get an idea of what is involved. Of course, the doctors will have to do an exam to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if my hymen is normal?

Is there a way to tell if my hymen is normal?

Normal hymen: A normal hymen is a circle of elastic tissue around the vagina opening, like a stretchy bracelet. If you've had menstrual periods, its very likely you have a normal hymen. Normal hymens vary in how they look and its a myth that the hymen always breaks with sex; the skin usually just stretches. An MD can examine you and reassure you about your hymenal tissue if you're concerned ...Read more

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How do you know if your hymen is still there?

How do you know if your hymen is still there?

Use a mirror: Separate your thighs as widely as possible then separate labia minora with with forefinger ; middle finger of your dominant hand and inspect. Hymen usually looks like a perforated disc of skin at open end of vagina. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my hymen is torn?

Exam: If you have never been sexually active, your hymen should not be torn, usually. It is hard to determine with a pelvic exam as well, sometimes. Using a special scope, colposcope, we can tell sometimes. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an impeforate hymen?

No menses: If you have normal menses, the hymen must have a perforation to allow it to flow. It is considered a birth defect in the formation of the structure & usually presents as abdominal pain with a bulging hymen in a pubertal girl. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hymen?

Hymen: A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes the external vaginal orifice. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an oestrogenated hymen?

Nothing special: Oestrogenated hymen refers to the changes in appearance of the hymen after a girl has gone through puberty, and the genital organs have been exposed to estrogens. It's like before puberty there is no pubic hair, and after puberty there is. ...Read more

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Does the hymen stretch, or does it actually break?

Both possible: There is considerable variability from hymen to hymen. Can be little more than a circular ridge, in which case it can be stretched without breaking or tearing. More commonly is similar in structure to the iris in the eye. This can tear or break when female loses her virginity but can also occur with tampon insertion, bicycle or horseback riding. ...Read more

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How can a women tell if she has broken your hymen?

How can a women tell if she has broken your hymen?

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