I have been sexually active for about 2 years now. I recently had a new partner and nothing out of the ordinary happened until after, when I began to bleed. I thought that it was my period, but the next morning I realized it wasn't. Before I had a piece of skin (which I didn't know that it was), but anyways, it was a small peice of skin that was kinda a loop down there. I would only notice it when my tampon would get caught in/ behind/ by it. Then I would have to move it from the tampon to then remove the tampon. So, I now noitced that the blood was because this no longer was a loop, and it had broken. Now it hangs there. long and cylinder shaped. I have no idea what it is and I am scared. please help thanks
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Sounds to me like you have simply have had a partial hymen (that's totally possible, even when you're sexually active) that eroded more or tore. That would be what your tampon was getting stuck on.
If it looks a little "hangy" right now, that's okay. Most womens vaginal openings have pieces of the intial hymen that stick around. They're pretty tiny, less than an inch at most, I'd say, but they are easily visible. And it may erode a little more and get smaller in time.
If what you're looking at is larger than that and isn't at your vaginal opening, I'd suggest you see your GYN.
i just looked again, and its for sure bigger than what you just said. I can even see where it was connected before and where it broke and it used to actually seperate what is my vaginal opening. I am so confused here....
If it separated your vaginal opening, it was a partial hymen.
So, really, no matter how long it is (and it can't be THAT long if it used to be taut over the opening, vaginal openings aren't that big), it will wear away a bit in time.
If it bothers you in the interim, you can see your GYN and just have it snipped -- the hymen is meant to go away over time, it's very thin membrane, and that sort of procedure is really very simple and painless.
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