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Britster
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Sorry, I know I've been asking so many questions about my body.
I think I have the sort of hymen/corona that is too thick. I realize that it is rare, but my mum did and had to have surgery before she got married, and she was even told that it was a wonder that she was even able to have periods.

My opening is about the size like that left by a hole-punch, and just inside is a bunch of pink folds all bunched together (no visible gap). I've never had sex before, but my boyfriend in the past has put his finger in the area, and no matter how relaxed or not I am, he can never get it in (which is just as well because we already decided no manual sex and we've already talked about avoiding this in the future), and it just hurts. This isn't a big problem at the moment because I'm in no rush to have sex, but I'd like to know if the cause is that I have an unusually tough hymen/corona and whether I'll need surgery eventually.

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September
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Have you been to see a gynecologist yet? They're the best person to ask whether you may have an imperforate hymen, and whether you might need surgery.

But just so you know, the surgery is an incredibly simple out-patient procedure. So even if the doctor does advise that, it's not a big deal at all.

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Britster
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I have been to gynecologist, but it was about something else. She did take samples (to test for bacteria levels), and said she had to take some from just inside the vagina. But afterwards, she said she hadn't actually gone inside, but she didn't explain why.

I figure that when I'm ready to, I'll just make a lump deal of it by asking about this as well as birthcontrol and stuff like that all at once.

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Stephanie_1
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Sounds like a plan. U may want to let them know when you call for the appointment that you want to discuss that too, so they know from the get-go they may not b able to do a full exam.

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