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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Perineal Tears

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I have mucas coming out of my rectum/perineum. I am healing from a perineal tear. Does this indicate healing is happening?

I have mucas coming out of my rectum/perineum.  I am healing from a perineal tear.  Does this indicate healing is happening?

Glands: Mucous is typically secreted by the mucous glands in the area. If there is a tear then the glands can produce more mucous which could potentially help protect the area from further damage and therefore potentially speed up healing. ...Read more

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How does a woman correctly perform perineal massage to make delivery easier & prevent tearing during childbirth?

How does a woman correctly perform perineal massage to make delivery easier & prevent tearing during childbirth?

See links: They don't give us nearly enough space to discuss that here, but great question! i advise all pregnant women to practice this starting around 34 weeks and wish all doctors did so! see http://www.Ivillage.Com/perineal-massage-your-how-guide/6-n-145602 and http://pregnancy.About.Com/cs/episiotomy/a/perimassage.Htm good luck! ps check out the book ina may's guide to childbirth! ...Read more

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It's been over a year now with perineal tears after sexual intercourse. Please help. It's very uncomfortable.

It's been over a year now with perineal tears after sexual intercourse. Please help. It's very uncomfortable.

Internet Medicine: I am sure you can understand but there really are limits to internet medicine. Tears in the perineum are in no way usual, normal or common. To have symptoms for over a year makes this even more unusual. I honestly think there is no way to help you with out a direct examination and perhaps even testing as to why your skin is not healing. Please get to the family clinic soon for an examination. ...Read more

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What is the avg.Cost of suturing a 2nd deg perineal laceration? I have thin skin, no std, no child, but a history of rape. Intercourse aways tears

What is the avg.Cost of suturing a 2nd deg perineal laceration?  I have thin skin, no std, no child, but a history of rape. Intercourse aways tears

Hard to say: The local physician would need to see it first and assess and see if it could be performed in the office or require going to a surgi center, pending need for local or general anesthesia. Ideal result will be to bring the tissues together to widen the region to lessen stress and discomfort. May go well for you. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of inflammation and pain in the perineal area?

What can be the cause of inflammation and pain in the perineal area?

Multiple causes: The perineum, in women, is the area between the vagina and the anus.Common causes of pain include complications of childbirth, other trauma, abscess, entrapment of the pudendal nerve, nerve-associated cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cyst or torsion, even menstrual cramps. Inflammatory bowel disease/colitis can also cause. Requires careful evaluation usually by GYN specialist. Good luck ...Read more

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Intense butt & perineal itching. What should be the cause of this???

Intense butt & perineal itching. What should be the cause of this???

See GYN or dermatolo: May be intertrigo, lichen sclerosis, or other. Diagnosis requires exam and treatment depends on diagnosis. Meanwhile, use a lubricating lotion after a bowel movement or whenever it feels wet to clean outside + inside. Can rub in miconazole cream and hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Can a varicocele cause pain that radiates deep into the scrotal and perineal area?

Can a varicocele cause pain that radiates deep into the scrotal and perineal area?

Urologist evaluation: Varicoceole may be a cause for pain. Do you try to keep the scrotum elevated? You should ask for a referral to a Urologist to evaluate you for surgery. If this is a minor dicomfort and you are able to live with it, then you are unlikely to find a surgeon to assist with it. However, if this is severe pain, that limits your lifesytle and activities, then a surgeon would be happy to see you. ...Read more