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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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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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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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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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Is it true that if hymens broke you're not a virgin anymore?

Is it true that if hymens broke you're not a virgin anymore?

Not true: A virgin is defined as someone who has never had sexual intercourse. Virginity is in no way defined by the hymen, which is a mucus membrane that closes off the vagina. It can be broken during childhood by exercising, falling, tampon use, etc. but it is most often referred to when defining virginity. Some women do break their hymen during sex, but many break it long before. When the hymen breaks, there is blood. It may seem like a lot, but it really isn't much at all. This no way defines virginity. The only way to lose your virginity is to have penetrative intercourse. ...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?

Yes: If he has stated your hymen is intact and you have confidence in his opinion, then yes. This would include no stretching or tears. All the best. ...Read more

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