Hymn Repair but noticed a tear a few months later.

Hi, I had Hymn repair in November last year and my partner checked my hymen in following June, it had a small tear, he said I had the same tear as before I had my hymen surgery. A few times he try to push in his penis and split in before but took it out straight away. Could that have cause the tear because the hymen was still intact after that happen, thanks.

Doctor Answers 4

Hymn Repair but noticed a tear a few months later.

Thank you for your question contact your  physical for examination and consultation, and you should avoid penetration of any kind

Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

Why did my hymen break after hymenoplasty?

The only way to preserve your hymen so it does not break is not to be sexually active.  This should have been explained to you before your procedure.  The goals to have a hymenoplasty are very specific - to revirginify the opening to the vagina.  The hymenoplasty is common performed during vaginal tightening so hopefully you still are experiencing benefits from your surgery.

Michael Litrel, MD, FPMRS, FACOG
Woodstock Urogynecologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews


Thank you for your question.  Penetration after hymenoplasty is supposed to break the hymen.  If you wish to have a hymen for marriage, then a hymenoplasty may have to be performed again, but this would be based on the physical examination, and you should avoid penetration of any kind.  I would recommend consultation with an experienced genital surgeon, even if that requires traveling.  Best of luck.   

Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP (Cosmetic and Reconstructive Urologist -- Cleveland, Ohio)

Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP
Cleveland Urologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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Having answered your own question, your experience should serve as lesson to others who might think that a repaired hymen won't break with penetration with anything be it a tampon, a finger, a medication applicator. Your hymen will break the first time you put anything into the vagina or attempt to put anything into your vagina after your hymenoplasty.

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