Aside from being able to have sex without it hurting, I'm so sick of the tampon getting stuck personally. Pads are a mess. I've tried to stretch it out but it's too thick. I even read on another forum of a girl who just cut it herself! Which seems dangerous, but on this one people talked about just going to the gyno and getting it cut there. I don't have insurance so I would love to know the cost.
I would recommend just going to your Gyno and talking to her about and the issues you're having. If she can cut it, I doubt you'd have to pay for it or go through surgery for it. I'm not 100% percent sure though since mine isn't isn't septate, but I would definitely talk to your Gyno next time you go in.
I recently had my septate hymen removed under general anesthetic. I felt itchy due to the stitches but it is relatively painless. I found it a little hard to sit down due to the discomfort. I could describe the feeling as if you have inserted a tampon incorrectly. It was a day procedure... only took approx 30mins. Unfortunately I did not have private health insurance, so I ended up paying $2,500. Hope that helps.
in Ontario, Canada u pay next to nothing i love OHIP(Ontario Health Insurance Plan) which is all done by the government but u are allowed to look at the bill and a friend of mine had to have hers cut and her bill would have been a total of about $480US that includes the doctors visit, gyno consult, surgery, and all drugs used including the painkillers for aafterwards which she never used for it she said it was mostly discomfort.....although she was told not to have sex for a couple weeks
Sometimes they must break with sex or other activity. I am 22, and I am going to have mine removed because my husband and I have been unable to break it after 5 months of TERRIBLE pain. So breaking it through sexual activity is not always the greatest option for this. I know because we also broke my "normal" hymen.