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Extra skin just inside vagina. Bigger than skin tag. What could this be?

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I noticed recently, and maybe it's always been there, that at the bottom of the entrance to my wife's vagina, just inside the vagina, there is some extra skin. It feels the same in texture as the skin around it, but is not fully connected to other skin. I would describe it is a "skin tag" but it's much bigger than skin tags I have ever seen before. What could this be?
Posted Sun, 6 May 2012 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The extra skin that you have seen on the entrance of your wife's vagina is probably the torn hymen which is a membrane like structure seen at the vaginal opening. During the intercourse for the first time, it gets torn and keeps hanging . In some females the hymen is more fleshy and thus is gives the appearance of a skin hanging from the vagina.
It is just a part of her normal anatomy. There is nothing worrisome about it.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow-up: Extra skin just inside vagina. Bigger than skin tag. What could this be? 1 hour later
Just to be clear - you said "seen on the entrance" to her vagina, however, while I haven't "looked" up close, it is actually just inside her vagina and I don't believe it would be visible from the outside.

Does this change your opinion?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later

Thanks for writing again.

Hymen membrane is present just inside the vaginal opening. It is not visible from outside. Rest assured. There is nothing to worry.

Hope this answer is helpful. Please accept my answer in case there are no follow up queries.

Wish you good health.
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