Hymen

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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I am not able to penetrate my wife. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I are unable to have intercourse as it is the first time for both of us. We recently got married and when we tried, we failed to do it as it was very painful for my wife. It has been one month and we failed every time. Also, we applied KY Jelly as a lubricant, but it did n...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is quite normal to have such difficulties while having coitus with an intact hymen. It is a painful condition for both partners, and an unsuccessful attempt further adds to the stress. For satisfactory coitus try the following:  Before coitus calm your partner by ...  Read Full »

Why do I have brown discharge after sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had unprotected sex with a guy twice in an interval of three days. After the first time, there was a lot of pain, but had a regular whitish discharge. Second time, I started having this brownish or yellowish discharge and I have taken the photo of the discharge. I am not sure w...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The brownish discharge seems to be due to rupture of your hymen. Generally, if you have sex for the first time in case of a virgin, then the hymen gets partly withered or at times does not. However, during repeated acts of intercourse, there are fair enough chances that...  Read Full »

I have put something inside my private area, and when I took it out, it started bleeding. Why?

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 Sr

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Will I break my hymen and loss virginity if I finger myself?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and I masturbate very often. I just rub my vagina, but I do not finger myself. I get really tempted to finger it. Whenever I try to do so, I get nervous and just finish it off by rubbing my vagina. Is it safe to finger my vagina? If yes, how do I do it? What ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vagina will definitely be wet when you are aroused, so there is nothing to worry about it. Usually, fingering may lead to infection and irritation. Yes, there are chances of hymen rupture. The rupture of the hymen depends upon how strongly and deeply you insert your finge...  Read Full »

Is there any medicine to tear the hard hymen or only surgery is the option?

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 Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What are the measures to be taken during first time sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I am about to have sex for the first time, are there any suggestions on what to do? And how to do it? I want to know more before it happens. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, 1. Make sure your partner is STD (sexually transmitted disease) free. 2. Use a condom if you do not want to get pregnant. 3. 1st-time sex will be painful. Make sure your partner understands it and go slow on you. 4. Do not try rough...  Read Full »

What causes bleeding after sex?

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? Does she lose her virginity?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. For further information consult a...  Read Full »

Is my hymen intact?

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

How long will it take to recover from hymen surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, How long will it take to recover from a hymen surgery? Would I be able to walk when I am done with the surgery? Can I bleed normally?  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It takes around one hour duration and you may have to take rest for 24 hours. You have to take antibiotics for a few days. It will take 7 to 14 days for healing and you will be able to walk from the second day onwards. Yes, you will have your normal menses as well bleedin...  Read Full »

After having sex for the first time, is there a way to stop hymen bleeding?

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. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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