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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Vaginal Tear (Definition)

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1st degree vaginal tear! what do I do?

1st degree vaginal tear! what do I do?

If it doesn't: Bleed you don't need to do anything, if it bleeds and doesn't stop, hold pressure. If its still bleeding, see doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vaginal tear?

What are the symptoms of vaginal tear?

Bleeding: Bleeding to varying degrees not usually pain. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat my vaginal tear?

Is there a way to treat my vaginal tear?

Yes, cause needed: If the vaginal tear is due to intercourse and not a sexual assault, then washing with an antibacterial soap twice daily and a keeping it clean and dry will allow it to heal on its' own. If the tear was due to a bicycle accident or assault, a MD needs to evaluate the area and determine whether stitches are needed and/or the best way to treat it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal tear?

What are the symptoms of a vaginal tear?

Bleeding: Bleeding to varying degrees not usually pain. ...Read more

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How to take care of a vaginal tear? What are sitz?

How to take care of a vaginal tear? What are sitz?

Is this post-deliver: A "sitz" bath is the german word for sitting, and it basically means soaking in a bath tub. The purpose of this is to keep the are clean. You should check with your obgyn but normally, this area will heal well by keeping a pad with Bacitracin ointment (not neosporin) and changing this twice daily. A bath can feel soothing but a shower is perfectly fine and it is okay to get wet. Should heal well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could heal a very bad vaginal tear?

Can you tell me how I could heal a very bad vaginal tear?

See Below...: Since you are 46, I'm going to assume you didn't just have a baby. (After birth, the treatment is different). A bad vaginal tear sometimes needs stitches. You need an exam to know. Estrogen cream will help the healing process as well. You should see an Ob/Gyn for an exam and further treatment. Obviously, you should avoid further truama via intercourse while it is healing. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a minor vaginal tear to heal?

How long does it usually take a minor vaginal tear to heal?

Few day: A few days to heal as long as nothing in vaginal until tear heals. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a small vaginal tear to heal?

How long does it usually take a small vaginal tear to heal?

Depends on the cause: Traumatic tears run the risk of infection which can prolong the healing process. Minor tears sustained during birth will heal spontaneously very quickly since the vagina has a strong blood supply (2-3 weeks). If it's been 1-2 weeks and you see no improvement, or you have pain or discharge or any odor, you should see your gynecologist. Due to the location, infections can occur commonly. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any successful 4 degree vaginal tear repairs?

Does anyone have any successful 4 degree vaginal tear repairs?

Yes: Obviously, the more extensive (i.e. Higher degree) the vaginal tear, the harder it is to repair and recover but with modern surgical techniques, it should be possible. In fact, these techniques are so successful that we almost never see the sequelae of these injuries such as fistulas (openings between the rectum and vaginal or between the bladder and vagina) in this country any more. ...Read more

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How to treat my vaginal tear?

How to treat my vaginal tear?

Vaginal tear: At 53, sometimes intercourse can produce a tear in an estrogen depleted vaginal lining. The best treatment would be to use a pad and allow healing to take place for about two weeks. This, unless the tear is much more pronounced should be sufficient. If the tear is larger, suturing may be necessary, so if bleeding persists, see your gyn provider. ...Read more

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How much is vaginal tear surgery hurt?

How much is vaginal tear surgery hurt?

It depends.: Everyone's pain threshold can be different. Most patients might require some narcotic pain medicine for a few days to a week or two at the most. In general, as unlikely as it might seem to be, surgery in this area is extremely well tolerated and recovery tends to be relatively rapid. ...Read more

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Vaginal tear after sex? How likely is that?

Vaginal tear after sex? How likely is that?

Unlikely provided: Hymen has already ruptured. You may need some water-soluble lubricant, do not insert until recipient partner is ready and allow her to dictate rapidity of penetration. ...Read more

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How can I care for a vaginal tear after labor?

How can I care for a vaginal tear after labor?

GYN: Obviously, contact your ob-gyn. Make sure you have been cleared for sexual activity.. Make sure that the tear has completely healed. Use vaginal pads instead of tampons until you have healed. ...Read more