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Hanging hymen?

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I have this thick piece of skin hanging down from my vagina and it is noticeable, it's really embarrassing. It's not my labia. I've had it for as long as I can remember. It use to cause horrible pain when I tried to insert tampons.
I do bleed a lot during sex, the hanging skin will swell up when I have sex and be pretty sore afterwards. I think the hanging skin is causing the bleeding but I'm not positive. I think it might be a hanging hymen, just because I don't know what else it is. I really want to get rid of it, or at least know what it is, because it causes a lot of discomfort and sometimes pain during sex

Should I be concerned about this? I've gone to the gyno for regular exams and they've never said anything about, but I never asked because I was embarrassed.
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