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Ok, this is not an emergency or anything. It is just a general question that arose today during a conversation with a friend of mine, and I just thought it was strange, or better said, I never heard about something like it.

Thing is, my friend went to the doctor, and the doctor told her that her hymen is too thick (she experienced horrible pain when the doctor was checking her out). She is a virgin and all, and the doctor told her that she would probably have to have an operation to have her hymen removed before she had sexual intercourse. And that is what I never heard about.

Does such an operation really exist? What is it like?

A question for educational purposes mainly


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Yep it does: it's called a hymenectomy. Basically, a small incision is made, just to create an opening in the hymen so it can wear awayo on it's own as it's meant to.

However, it's really a procedure, not an operation. It is simple, takes just a minute or two, and is noninvasive and pretty nonpainful, as the hymen itself doesn't really have nerve-endings or anything like that. Pain caused by hymenal blockage is more about how it creates tugging on surrounding areas which DO have lots of nerve endings.

So, it's nothing to sweat over for her: likely, she should jus go ahead and have it done now, rather than later on.

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