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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

Hymen (Definition)

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


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What does the hymen look like?

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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What does an intact ring hymen look like?

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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Can a hymen be thick? And how does it look like if it's thick?

Can a hymen be thick? And how does it look like if it's thick?

I suppose: The hymen is a very thin membrane in most people. The thickness is going to vary from person to person. If you feel yours is abnormal then schedule a visit and have an experienced obgyn take a look. ...Read more

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What's a torn hymen look like? How does it differ from an intact or partially intact one?

What's a torn hymen look like? How does it differ from an intact or partially intact one?

Would recommend...: Going to a medical library and reviewing photos/drawings of various types of hymens. Also, an internet images search will give you an idea about variability. ...Read more

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How can I check to see my hymen and if it's still intact? I'm sure it is but I don't know what it's suppose to look like or where exactly is it

How can I check to see my hymen and if it's still intact? I'm sure it is but I don't know what it's suppose to look like or where exactly is it

See a gynecologist: Now would be a good time to see a gynecologist.
Otherwise you could go to Google Images to see the various types of hymens. You can use a mirror or your iPhone to compare your own.
An intact hymen is a sign of virginity, but a hymen can break from sports, gymnastics or horseback riding. Even if your hymen breaks you are still a virgin if you haven't had sex. ...Read more

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I know what hymen tags look like but what exactly is redundant vaginal tissue?

I know what hymen tags look like but what exactly is redundant vaginal tissue?

Unclear term: Redundant vaginal tissue is not a true specific medical term. It is a descriptive term that an Obgyn might use to describe changes in the vagina that we see This could result from prior vaginal deliveries or from vaginal surgery. The doctor that did you examination is the best person to explain specifically what was described. ...Read more

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Can hymen broken by fingering? How it will look like when its broken? How will I know if I am still virgin

Virgin: A broken hymen is not a sign of not being virginal or not you are a virgin if you never had intercourse you are the only one who needs to know. ...Read more

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Is my hymen broken look and I can inter my finger about half and there are many layers and the hymen look like flower petals?

Is my hymen broken look and I can inter my finger about half and there are many layers and the hymen look like flower petals?

Yes: It sounds like it. This is very common today even in virgins because we are so active and because of the use of tampons. This does not mean you have done anything wrong. Hope this helps ...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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What does the elastic hymen which doesn't bleed look like? Is it vertical or circular or what? And can it be thick? Any realistic pictures for it.

What does the elastic hymen which doesn't bleed look like? Is it vertical or circular or what? And can it be thick? Any realistic pictures for it.

Answer my?: Never heard of it. What is it? What is it for? What do you do with it? Why would you want one? I am not sure I want to see a picture. ...Read more

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

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

Broken 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. Its a myth that the hymen always breaks with sex or tampons; the skin usually just stretches. An MD can examine you and tell you if you have significant tears in your hymen if you're really concerned. ...Read more

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I think my hymen has broke as there was brown kind of coloured on my knickers but it didn't feel like I had?

I think my hymen has broke as there was brown kind of coloured on my knickers but it didn't feel like I had?

Hymen: General it takes something going into the vagina to break the hymen such as a tampon or intercourse. ...Read more

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Once the hymen is torn/broke, will the shrinked "leftovers" of hymen tissue hurt everytime like it did the first time?

Generally no: The remnants of the hymenal ring generally do not cause discomfort during later episodes of intercourse. If you continue to experience discomfort during intercourse, make sure that you are allowing for enough time for proper arousal and lubrication of the vagina. Also, slow down the process during the initial penetration. If you still continue to have issues, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Someone explain to me what an imperforate hymen looks like?

Image: Image of an imperforate hymen (compliments of medical illustrator - frank netter).
http://www. Bing. Com/images/search? Q=imperforate+hymen&qs=n&form=qbir&pq=imperforate+hymen&sc=8-17&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&id=09753d4af6aaf890bd36554c04a925d5cc28602c&selectedindex=44. ...Read more

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I have 4-5 holes above my vaginal opening, they are not below like the hymen, and these don't led into anything?

I have 4-5 holes above my vaginal opening, they are not below like the hymen, and these don't led into anything?

See your MD: You need an exam. See your md and ask for a mirror so you can point out your concerns and she can explain what if anything is abnormal in you anatomy. ...Read more

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Gyno said I have immature cells where my hymen used to be (like menopause but I'm 20). Is it possible to get it removed and have it grow back normal?

Gyno said I have immature cells where my hymen used to be (like menopause but I'm 20). Is it possible to get it removed and have it grow back normal?

Terminology issue: It is likely s/he meant you had a hymen remnant, or ridge where the hymen would be. Some women are born without or have a minimal ridge or incomplete hymen. It can also look that way if you were sexually active & a remnant was present. It would never require removal or grow back. ...Read more

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What's it like inserting a tampon? Does it damage the hymen?

Tampon insertion: When you first start using tampons you may find it easier to insert a “slim” tampon with a smooth plastic applicator that has a rounded tip. Recommend that you avoid super tampons with cardboard applicators when you first start. There are may u tube videos that provide instruction on proper tampon insertion. Change tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours. Moms can usually give advice about tampon use. ...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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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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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?

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