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Ysabel22
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This might be a little bit too much information but I'd really like some help! I recently had sex with my boyfriend and the other day I noticed that there are a few little flaps of pinkish skin sticking out of my vaginal opening... I did some research and I think it's probably part of my hymen which would have broken when I had sex but I'm not really sure. If it is, what do I do about it? Just leave it? It's itchy and uncomfortable...
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Heather
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It probably is hymenal tissue: the hymen wears away over time, and during -- and more typically, after -- that process, it's common the the vaginal opening to retain some small bits of that tissue. No one needs to do anything about that, it's normal and common.

This may have been happening this way for a while, and probably has, but the sex the other day either may have furthered that process OR it may be something you're only noticing now.

It should not, however, itch. How long as itching and other physical discomfort been going on for? How itchy are you?

[ 08-15-2010, 05:15 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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Ysabel22
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Okay thanks. Looks like the whole itch thing may be a separate problem ? This started a few days after we had sex and it's been maybe 4 or 5 days. It is on and off... like it comes and it's really itchy but then after a while it goes away and doesn't come back for an hour or two. What could that be? Is there anything I can get to treat this
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Heather
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You're going to want to see a healthcare provider to find out what it is. Since itching can happen for a handful of reasons, to treat it, one has to have what it is determined.

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