Everything You Need To Know About The Hymen

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Everything You Need To Know About The Hymen
Everything You Need To Know About The Hymen

The hymen is a thing piece of tissue located at the opening of the vagina.

Hymens can come in different shapes. The most common hymen in young women is shaped like a half moon. This shape allows menstrual blood to flow out of the vagina.

For menstrual blood and other secretion to exit the vagina, the hymen need to be open.

They come in different shapes. (See Image below)

1. Imperforate Hymen

Here, the hymen fails to open up that it completely covers the opening of the vagina. It blocks menstrual blood and secretions from flowing out.

2. Microperforate hymen

Here, the hymen has a very small opening. Blood and secretions can flow out of the vagina, but the person may have problems with using tampons

3. Cribiform hymen

The hymen has several tiny openings.

4. Septate hymen

Here, the hymen has a band of extra tissue in the middle that causes two small vaginal opening instead of one.

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