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How can you tell if your hymen is thick or elastic?

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how can you tell if your hymen is thick or elastic?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: OB GYN
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN replied 8 years ago
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Have you had intercourse? Do you use tampons? Thank you.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
never had sex and i dont use tampons i am extremely scared 2 have sex.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN replied 8 years ago
You can tell about your hymen by putting a finger or two in your vagina. With one finger, you'll probably hardly feel your hymen, but when you put 2 fingers in, it may get tight. Then you'll be able to feel if it's elastic or thick. It's often a good idea to start using tampons before you have sex. They tend to very gradually open up your hymen over time, with no discomfort. If you do, start with a very small one to see how it goes. Tampons also tend to make it easier to have a pelvic exam and Pap smear. Hymens vary a great deal, from really tight to not tight at all. You'll get a good idea by feeling with your fingers and trying to insert a tampon. Best wishes.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
cAN I GET MY MONEY BACK IM NOT Satisfied with ur answer?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN replied 8 years ago
You don't pay until you accept the answer. Talk to Customer Service if you wish.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
well money was taken from my debit card
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN replied 8 years ago
You have to ask Customer Service. I'll never see your money and have no idea how to get it back to you.
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