How can you tell if your hymen is broken?
If you haven’t had intercourse, but were playing basketball or riding horseback or masturbating and felt a sharp, unexplained pain accompanied by bleeding, then a torn hymen is likely the cause.
If you’re still uncertain, you can use your own finger to examine the opening of your vagina for a thin membrane and/or get a mirror to check it out yourself. But even that can be hard to determine.
Just ask your doctor or gynecologist the next time you go for a check-up. And make sure you ask about the practice’s policy on confidentiality, especially if you don’t want the doctor to discuss this with your parents.