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A 19-year-old female asked:

What should i do about a 2nd degree vaginal tear from sex? the muscles are visible, but i'm afraid of stitches. will it heal normally on it's own?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Vaginal tear: If the tear occurred over 24 hours ago, your physician may want the tear to heal without stitches, but you should be examined to evaluate the injury, as closure with stitching may be necessary, and as soon as possible to promote better healing.
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