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Doctor insights on: Avoiding Perineal Tears

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Are vaginal tears after waxing common?

Are vaginal tears after waxing common?

No: Vaginal tears should not occur from waxing. Sometimes small tears can occur on the skin outside of the vagina. ...Read more

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Can staying hydrated(drinking plenty of water) prevent hamstring strains,,sprains and tears. Thanks?

Can staying hydrated(drinking plenty of water) prevent hamstring strains,,sprains and tears. Thanks?

Hydration helps: Adequate hydration is a key ingredient toward the prevention of hamstring injury. Adequate flexibility, avoiding impulse contractions, and maintaining muscle balance between hamstring and quadriceps musculature are also all important variables to help prevent injury. ...Read more

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Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

Will internal hemorrhoids and/or anal tears due to constipation heal without treatment?

No!: treatment might consist in a diet full in fiber or surgery. Consultation with your family physician or a colo-rectal surgeon for additional information. ...Read more

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Can a tear in anal sphincter muscle occur without tear in skin? Can it heal w/ only kegels and rest, w/o surgery?

Can a tear in anal sphincter muscle occur without tear in skin? Can it heal w/ only kegels and rest, w/o surgery?

Yes it can: Tear without a skin tear, muscles heal to some extent if jus t a partial tear, but the area will always be susceptible to reinjury and weakness. If tear is complete then no it won't heal without reattachement. ...Read more

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Are bunions & ACL tears related? Having bunion cause ACL tear?

Are bunions & ACL tears related? Having bunion cause ACL tear?

No.: They are not related. to tear your ACL, you have to incur a traumatic injury to the knee. ...Read more

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How common are rotator cuff tears in nonathletes?

How common are rotator cuff tears in nonathletes?

Common: It is fairly common to get a rotator cuff tear. Some tears are clearly from injury, but there can also be an arthritic impingement of the rotator cuff that can lead to a rotator cuff tear in the older population as well. ...Read more

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Very painful vaginal micro tears ?

Very painful vaginal micro tears ?

Yeast?: Candidiasis (yeast infection) is most likely. Genital herpes could do it, but normally causes blisters or open ulcers, not "micro tears". There are several other possibilities as well, including other infections, allergies, and more. With such severe symptoms you should see a doctor right away for accurate diagnosis, to check for underlying health problems (especially diabetes) and treatment ...Read more

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Stool leakage after defecation that lessens by avoiding straining,pain in anterior part of anal canal with pinching feeling&pain in external genitalia?

Stool leakage after defecation that lessens by avoiding straining,pain in anterior part of anal canal with pinching feeling&pain in external genitalia?

..Gynecologist asap: 21y/o female says, Stool leakage after defecation that lessens by avoiding straining, pain in anterior part of anal canal with pinching feeling & pain in external genitalia? One should see a gynecologist asap. And if she is sexually active ask Gyne Consult about healthy sexual practices to avoid long term disabling complications. One should not be afraid to protect one's own Health. ...Read more

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What's the difference between vaginal tears, lacerations and abrasions after childbirth?

What's the difference between vaginal tears, lacerations and abrasions after childbirth?

Essentially the same: Vaginal lacerations are the same as vaginal tears. They are very common after delivering a baby. There are various classes based on how deep the tear is. Treatment is surgical repair immediately after delivery. ...Read more

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Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

No effect: Tears supplement the natural tears and relieve symptoms related to this. They have no effect on tear production and will not change the physiological pattern for which tear supplementation is needed. So continue to use tears as needed. ...Read more

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Which is better to use for pain in shoulder cause from labral tear type 1 SLAP tear ( hot or cold)?

Which is better to use for pain in shoulder cause from labral tear type 1 SLAP tear ( hot or cold)?

Shoulder labral tear: Anti-inflammatory medication and regular icing may be beneficial in the first 72 hours or when inflammatory signs are present. This means pain in the morning or pain while resting. Anti-inflammatories may hasten the healing process by reducing the pain and swelling associated with inflammation. ...Read more

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Acl tear, p.Horn of m.Meniscus tear, early chondromalacia.Nopain during passive extension but pain extending knee for last 15 degrees against gravity?

Acl tear, p.Horn of m.Meniscus tear, early chondromalacia.Nopain during passive extension but pain extending knee for last 15 degrees against gravity?

Uncertain: If you are experiencing these symptoms from recent injury, old injury, post operative repair, or non-surgical physical therapy. Acute acl injuries in your age group are usually treated surgically while the thinking regarding meniscus repair is in flux between surgical and non surgical. Older or post operative symptoms may require different approaches. Call an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Reduce swelling in ACL ligament tear?

Reduce swelling in ACL ligament tear?

Ice, rest, nsaids: If you have an acute injury with an acl tear, you want to get the swelling down both for comfort and to perform a reconstructive procedure if it will be done. Ice, rest and nsaids are the best ways to do this. It usually takes 2-3 weeks unless the fluid is aspirated. ...Read more

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Hip bursitis caused by a tear in gluteus medius tendon MRI showed tear of 23mm ap and 30 mm retraction fluid distension and tears of acetabular lab

Hip bursitis caused by a tear in gluteus medius tendon MRI showed  tear of 23mm ap  and 30 mm retraction fluid distension and tears of acetabular  lab

Review mri : You need to have your MRI reviewed and get a good exam of the affected area you will likely improve with rest, nsaids and physical therapy surgical treatment is unlikely unless you are very young and athletic which sometimes requires a hip arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

Yes: Non preserved artificial tears are often recommended for the treatment of dry eyes in individuals who are sensitive to preservatives. There use can be very frequent (every 30' or so) due to low surface irritation side effects. Just as with any eye drop medication, avoid contamination of the dropper tip. Non preserved drops last generally 1 day, & are best refrigerated in between uses to protect. ...Read more

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What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

Dryness: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is the brand name of a popular eye lubricant. If your problem is only eye dryness and your ophthalmologist has eliminated other causes, then this is an excellent lubricant available over the counter. ...Read more