Intact Hymen

The hymen is the thin membrane present at the opening of the vagina, which partially covers the external vaginal opening. The hymen might tear during first penetrative sex, which might cause slight discomfort and bleeding. The surgical restoration of a torn hymen is called hymenorrhaphy.

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What should I do to help myself open up for intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am married for almost a year, but we are not able to have sex. It hurts a lot when we try to have sex. I tried lubricants too still it is not of any help. I can insert one finger, but while trying to have sex, I think I become conscious, and that is why it hurts, so we cannot contin...  Read Full »

Dr. Adithya Sunka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do understand the kind of distress you are going through currently. It must be really difficult for you. I appreciate the fact that you have elaborated on your problems in detail. There are a lot of individuals who have such problems/concerns. However, if those c...  Read Full »

Spotted some tiny lifted and pointed white thing near my vaginal opening. Should I worry about it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old and a virgin. My opening of the vagina is completely white with some tiny lifted or pointy spots around it. I am noticing it for the past couple of years. I do not have any other problem like itching, bleeding or smell. So I have never consulted a doctor for this proble...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send a picture of it. As you are still virgin, you can have an intact hymen (small skin tag at the entrance of the vagina). White dry appearance occurs due to candidiasis with vaginal secretions. It gives you the presentation as you explained. Check your hemoglob...  Read Full »

I have difficulty in having sex due to pain in vagina. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I have difficulty in having sex because there is a pain in the vagina.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain during sex can be caused by many reasons. You have not mentioned much about your problems and symptoms. The information given by you was too general. So you need to find the cause. It can be due to poor lubrication during foreplay, so you need to spend some time duri...  Read Full »

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