What Are Hymenal Remnants?

Posted by ALVR | November 16, 2017

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So what exactly are hymenal remnants? The hymen is a natural membrane of tissue that is present in most but not all women. Unfortunately, it can be broken during intercourse, use of tampons or masturbation.

Often, after the hymen breaks, there are still remnants of the hymen present inside the opening of the vagina. The hymenal remnants or hymenal tags as they are sometimes referred to are typically asymptomatic however some patients may notice protrusion of the tissue at the opening of the vagina or may even have some discomfort if the tissue becomes inflamed or irritated. The presence of the tissue itself is not dangerous and fairly common, it does not pose a health risk if left in place. If patients are bothered by the excess or protruding tissue, a small in-office procedure can be performed to remove the redundant tissue.

All of this may have you wondering, “Is my vagina normal?” Don’t worry, we are equipped to handle this and more.

Treatment can be done under local anesthetic and typically takes about 10-15 minutes. After the procedure, patients may have some discomfort however pain medication would be prescribed to alleviate any discomfort. We here at Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation we recommend six weeks of vaginal rest post procedure in order to allow for proper healing to take place.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you can call us at 512-973-8276 or contact us a little more discretely here.

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