Is it painful to have a hymenal tag removed?
I recently learned that the awkward bit of skin I've had on my vagina since my late teens is called a Hymenal tag. My gynecologist didn't seem too concerned about it but I don't like it at all and would like to have it removed. But I'm afraid it could be very painful. Has anybody here ever been through this procedure? Just how bad is it? I'm very sensitive to pain.
It really depends on a lot of different factors. I’ve heard stories from all sorts of different women who claim that it was either a very easy procedure and they came out of it unscathed while others complained about pain that they felt afterwards. During the removal of the hymenal tag itself, you won’t feel any pain. Or rather, you shouldn’t feel any pain. Most if not all gynecologists will have you under anesthesia for the procedure so you really don’t know anything that’s happening until it’s all over. You may still feel a bit numb afterwards but that’s nothing major. If you do have it removed and feel pain afterwards, don’t worry! You should be back to normal in about a day’s time.
I had this procedure performed a few years ago for the same reasons. My tag wasn't very big and my doctor saw no reason to remove it but I asked them to for cosmetic reasons.
Like User1635303 mentioned the only thing that really hurts is the numbing medication. If you've ever had a mole removed or something like that it feels similar to that. It has a really short recovery time unless the tag is large.
I know I was way happier after I had mine removed and I hope the same for you! I stopped feeling so self-conscious about being naked with partners after I had it done. Good luck!
I developed a hymenal skin tag after the birth of my oldest, so I ended up getting it removed. The surgery itself actually wasn't that painful at all. The most uncomfortable part was the injection to numb the area, and that felt like a quick pinch. The whole process from start to finish just took about a half hour, and it didn't require stitches or bandages. Once the numbness wore off, it was a little uncomfortable when I moved or sat in certain ways. In the week after my surgery, I regularly took Tylenols to help with the pain. It was completely healed within about two and a half weeks, and I could have sex without feeling pain.
I’m so glad that I had my hymenal tags removed. I didn’t really care about how they looked because nobody but me knew that I had them, but they got swollen and painful. I couldn’t use tampons because they made the vaginal skin tags so much worse. But you’re worried about the procedure, so I’ll tell you that it’s super easy. The doctor gave me a sedative and honestly, I don’t remember much of the hymenal tag removal, but that’s a good thing, right? I healed completely in a couple of weeks. I was worried about the healing process, but I had no pain. I think you’re going to be okay.
I had this surgery done 4 weeks ago. I was put under. The surgery itself was easy. Afterward when the pain med wore off I only had a little discomfort, but I took an Ibuprofen and felt better. Walking was fine. It was going from a laying position to sitting up, or rolling over in bed that was uncomfortable. I had a little bit of blood for the first week, and got my period the 2nd week. After 3 weeks, I had sex with my man. Initially for the first week it was painful when he entered, but with lube it's better.
This procedure should not be one that causes pain or discomfort. There is actually no reason to use anesthesia during this procedure, as it only adds extra time, risks, and hassle. This is an outpatient procedure that a well-trained cosmetic gynecologist should be able to routinely perform in their office with local anesthesia. I would not consider this to be any more painful than a simple dermatological skin removal that requires a minimal amount of pain medicine once the numbing wears off and heals rather quickly.
Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear that! My bestie in the whole wide world had the same exact problem. She had to have hers removed because sex was just too painful for her. She said even lubes couldn't make it bearable. She went to her gyno and found out that she had hymenal tags. She didn't have a clue what to expect so she invited me down for the week of her surgery lol. She wanted some moral support and possible help afterwards if it was too painful.
I won't lie to you - the first couple of days she was pretty out of it. She's sensitive to pain, as well. But now we can swap 'stories' and it's fun. In fact, she's finally pregnant after two years of marriage! So is it painful? I would say so. But is it worth it? Definitely!