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A 20-year-old female asked:

I think my perineum is teared a little. it is no bleeding and i think it's been over two or threeweeks. should i go to see doctors or leave like that?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends how deep: The perineum is made for childbirth and usually heals very well. Most of the time, small tears don't need any intervention by a doctor. Larger lacerations sometimes require stitches but this can be difficult if the laceration isn't "fresh" and is 2-3 weeks old. If it seems to be healing on its own, great. If its large and not healing, you should see a doctor. Best wishes.

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