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is there any medical test to detect the presence of hymen?

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No health problem. I want to know how to test Hymen present or not. I mean what is medical test Name in india available by which we can test, and is it possible that in this age(36 year), hymen can be there(I am unmarried female, but I do cycling). Please give medical Test Name by which we can test Hymen present or not. and also that is available in INDIA.
Posted Sun, 16 Feb 2014 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 25 minutes later
Brief Answer: By looking at the vaginal opening. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your question. Hymen varies from individual to individual, some have a very elastic hymen and some have completely sealed hymen, and for some people the hymen can tear to some extent with physical activity like cycling and for some people it may not have any effect, and for some people the hymen can be quite frankly almost absent from birth. Hymen is a thin membrane like structure at the opening of the vagina, it can be thin like a paper and you can feel that as well, and if you look at the hymen, if it is one of those types which has a relatively average opening in the middle and a rim of thin membrane around which attaches to the vaginal wall all around, and if you see no obvious tears that means your hymen is intact, if you see a few thin skin tag like structures hanging loosely from the top when laying down or from front while sitting, that would mean your hymen is torn. Look at some pictures of intact hymen online you will know what it looks like and you can compare it yourself. There are no other tests than this, even if you go to a doctor, he/she would look at your hymen and see if it is torn or is intact by looking at it, that is all. If you have an elastic hymen, that generally does not tear even if you indulge in sexual activity. Hope this answers your question, please feel free to write back if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health. Warm regards.
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Follow-up: is there any medical test to detect the presence of hymen? 2 hours later
I want to upload snaps,can u plz review and tell , because I am unable to identify.
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 16 minutes later
Brief Answer: Too dark to see clearly. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing back to me, I have reviewed the pictures you have uploaded. I am sorry, the pictures you have taken are bit too dark to make out the details. Please take the photos in good lighting, preferably in the day time, and try to get good focus so that the snap is sharp. Avoid taking very close picture as that will make it difficult to identify structures well. However from the snaps you have uploaded, I think you may be having an intact hymen, but I am not sure. In my opinion, it would be ideal to consult your local doctor, because 3 dimensional view will give far more information. Please revert back with better pictures so that I can give you better answer. Warm regards.
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Follow-up: is there any medical test to detect the presence of hymen? 16 hours later
Hello Doctor, Thanks for giving answer in detail, I tried to upload snaps taken in day light. Please review and let me know. and also tell how to lighten the skin of this area. Thanks
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Your hymen is very much intact. Detailed Answer: Hello again. Thank you for writing back, I have reviewed the photos. I am confident that your hymen is very much intact, I didn't see any tears and the hymen looks perfectly fine. As for lightening the skin color of genital, I am sorry there are no medicines available for that and it is not advisable at all, that is because the skin in the area is very sensitive and using any cosmetics will make it even darker, please don't try any creams. In my opinion your skin looks perfectly healthy and color is also normal. Genital skin color will be darker than other parts because of rich blood supply, so you can not do anything about it. I hope this answers your questions, please feel free to write back if you have any doubts, otherwise you may close the query and rate the answer. Thank you again for using XXXXXXX com, I look forward to be of help in the future too. Wishing you good health and happy life. Warm regards.
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