Okay so I've known for a while that something was weird about how I can put in and wear tampons with no problem, however, when taking them out they get stuck on skin and it hurts. Not until yesterday did i finally look it up and discovered it was a septate hymen. I read about it to see what there is to do about it and found out there is a small surgery that can be done. Thats great to know but I'm only 17, therefore still living with my parents and I really don't want to talk to them about it... Plus I've never seen a geno whatever... I really just want to be able to use tampons without worrying about having to take them out and it hurting. I've read about how many girls just cut it themselves but that sounds really painful and they always mention that the skin hangs down and I would rather not have that.. So i guess what I'm trying to say is what are experiances people have had with septate hymen; have you cut it yourselves, did it hurt; did you have the surgery, was it expensive, did that hurt?
Hello, I also had trouble with this when I was young, like you say the tampon would go in ok, but would get a loop of skin caught around the end when trying to remove it. I remember it was quite uncomfortable and I would have to push the skin off of the end of the tampon to get it out! This was about 20-25 years ago for me and I never did anything about it as the internet was not up and running at that time and I was too embarrassed to speak to my mum, ( I have since found out that my twin sister was having the same problem). I think mine sorted itself out when I lost my virginity, but after having my first child I was aware of a little piece of skin protruding from my vagina. I spoke to my doctor about this and then had a small op to have it removed.
The surgery was fine, I certinally would NOT recommend you cut it yourself! Go and see your doctor, don't be embarrassed about it, remember they see this kind of thing all the time. I wish I had got mine sorted earlier, I know it can be scary, but you will be glad you did it, even if you just discuss your symptoms and possible options with a professional.