In this video, we want to tell you something about the crescentic hymen. But before that, let’s talk about what is hymen.
Hymen derives from the Ancient Greek word meaning thin skin or membrane, it’s a thin piece of mucosal tissue that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening. It forms part of the vulva or external genitalia. Most of the women have hymen when they born. But honestly, we don’t know what physiological function does hymen really has until now.
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So, What is the crescentic hymen?
The crescentic hymen is the most common type of hymen in children. Crescentic hymen more like no hymenal tissue at the 12 o’clock position and a narrow band of tissue starts at 1 or 2 o’clock going clockwiseIt’s widest around 6 o’clock and tapers off at 10 or 11 o’clock.
Crescentic hymen shape is not some kind of pathological condition. So no need to be worry when your gynecologist tells you if you have it.
Are there other types of hymen?
There are several types of hymen shapes. crescentic hymen, annular hymen. This two are common types of hymen. There are also less common hymen types includes dentate hymen, fimbriate hymen, lunar-shape hymen, septate hymen, bifenestrate hymen, cribriform hymen, microimperforate hymen, and imperforate hymen. Some women are even born without hymen!
Imperforate hymen is the most common type of blockage of the vagina.
If you are interested, we have also introduced other types of hymen in another video in detail.
will hymen grow again naturally?
The answer is No. The hymen can’t grow back naturally once it’s been stretched open via tampon usage, first vaginal sexual life, sports, trauma, or other reasons.