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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I think that my wife is missing her vaginal cuff or her hymen, im not sure. But she found something in her pad that look like a skin.
Need exam: No other way to be sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Hello, I would like information regarding female genital area. What is the vaginal opening meant to look like (after hymen breakage)?
There will be no change after hymen breakage
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Hi. I wanted to see my hymen so I took a mirror and five inches in I saw a pink vertical line kind of thing like a septate. Is it my hymen?
Probably: Especially if you are still a virgin. ...Read more
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
Will a fimbriated hymen bleed during first time of sex? Or won't it sinc it has irregular torn like pattern although it's intact nd that's its nature?
It should bleed: But not everybody follows the rules.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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