Common "Hymen" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


The thin membrane that is present surrounding the opening of the vagina is called hymen. The different types of the hymen are imperforate, microperforate, and separate hymen. The hymen might tear during penetrative sex, vigorous cycling, etc.

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My hymen is fully covered and thick. Is that the cause of painful intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old married woman. My wedding was last year, almost ten months back. So far, we cannot have sex properly. My partner is unable to put his penis in. I feel so much pain and uncomfortable when he tries to put it in. So I always repel. When we examined my vagina last time, we ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. Use some anesthetic jelly-like Xylocaine gel (Lidocaine hydrochloride) during intercourse for a few weeks, and also use some lubrication like vaseline also. Gradually reduce the amount of anesthetic gel. I suggest taking tablet Ultracet (37.5 mg Tramadol h...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a woman to bleed after she has sex for the first time?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my wife had bleeding for a minute after we had sex for the first time. What would be the reason for this problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I presume that your wife had bleeding through her vagina.If it is the first time that you both had sex, then you need not have to worry at all. This is due to the rupture of a thin membrane which covers the vaginal orifice (opening). This membrane is called the hym...  Read Full »

I had bleeding in my private area after placing the object.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 15-year-old female, and I have put something inside my private area, and when I took it out, it started bleeding. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Sree Gouri. S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your description, there is a possibility of injury to either hymen or vaginal mucosa. If the bleeding is minimal, which may be due to mild abrasion, that will subside usually. If the bleeding is persistent, better to consult your gynecologist once, get e...  Read Full »

Why does my hymen itch after having sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing slight burning and extreme itching on my hymen. I noticed this feeling after recently having sex, but I figured it would go away in a day. It is bothering me a lot. I assume it is a tear, but I really hope it is not an infection. Please give your opinion.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. It is essential to address such concerns promptly to ensure proper care and treatment. The symptoms you are experiencing could be due to various r...  Read Full »

I have a septate hymen and have trouble having sex. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, We have been married for three years but till now we did not have successful sex. When my husband tries to insert, I get so scared and never allowed him to penetrate. Even though we tried from different positions, it still does not work. He is very understanding. We only enjoy foreplay...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. The drugs you are currently taking is quite helpful in some cases and not in few cases. From the description provided, it appears that because of one or other reason you never actually allowed your husband...  Read Full »

How long will the bleeding continue after the hymen break?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please give me answers to the following questions, please? After having sex for the first time, is there a way to speed up the cure and stop bleeding of the hymen? How should the bleeding part be cleaned and with what? How do I know that the hymen is totally restored or cured? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The bleeding should stop on its own. Clean with only plain water. If bleeding continues for more than one or two days, then consult a nearby gynecologist, you may require some medicines or even a stitch to stop bleeding. Once defloration happens, then hymen cannot be int...  Read Full »

What treatment should I do for a tight hymen?

Query: Hello doctor, I got married before a month, and we are unable to have sex because of my very hard hymen. Yesterday I got bleeding during sex, and we thought it broke, but it was like a small tear from the side. My husband's penis is above average, and it is very hard, so I get unbearable pain every ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Hymen will not be hard, and your partner needs to understand your vagina, proper foreplay will dilate the vaginal region for easy access. Ask your partner to masturbate for you and increase foreplay. The hymen does not generally break i...  Read Full »

I need to know if my hymen is intact. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am going to get married. My query is regarding my virginity. I do like to know whether my hymen is intact. Will I bleed during my wedding night? Through hymen, how to know my virginity? Your opinion is of great concern for me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which show you have an intact hymen. But, I need to share a few points regarding this topic. Do not think all intact hymen bleeds after sex. Some hymens are too elastic or bloodless so t...  Read Full »

My wife bled after sex. Is it loss of virginity?

Query: Hi doctor, Last night I had sex with my wife. It was the last day of her periods. She bled light red color with some watery fluid in it. I would like to know, is that from menstruation or virginity defloration? Did she lose her virginity?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For your information, a woman loses virginity on the first day of her intercourse. So, the bleeding is likely to be remaining endometrium of that menstrual flow and can often be seen commonly if sex occurs on last day of bleeding days.   Read Full »

What is the reason for bleeding in my fiance after we had first-time sex?

Query: Hello doctor, About eight months back I got intimate with my fiancee. As it was her first time having intercourse, I penetrated her very slowly. Afterward, I noticed small spots of blood on the head of my penis. After she went home, she rang me to say she was bleeding so much, she had to use a sani...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The rupture of hymen during first-time sex can cause bleeding. Sometimes tears in vagina due to tight introitus can also cause bleeding. Rarely it may require suturing to stop the bleeding. Another possibility is that she had been menstruating when you had sex and the...  Read Full »

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