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

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


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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

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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?

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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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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My general dr. Manually checked to see if my hymen was intact, and it was. Does that mean that it is not stretched not have any tears?

My general dr. Manually checked to see if my hymen was intact, and it was. Does that mean that it is not stretched not have any tears?

Most liklely: But the only one who knows for sure is the Dr. who did your exam. Ask them and your answers will be definitive. ...Read more

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I would like to know if my hymen is broken or not ?

I would like to know if my hymen is broken or not ?

Various shapes &sizes: Although the intact hymen classically is described as a diaphragm with a central opening, a naturally intact hymen can greatly vary in appearance from complete occlusion or nearly absent or having multiple openings. ...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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