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Heal 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
Few day: A few days to heal as long as nothing in vaginal until tear heals. ...Read more
It depends.: Most tears should heal within two to three weeks at the most. Topical Bacitracin (not neosporin) with a pad should be changed two to three times daily, and at least a daily bath or shower. It should heal without any problems but it might be sore for a few weeks to months so be careful with intercourse and bicycles, spin classes, etc. ...Read more
5-7 d rest:
5-7 days if you give the area rest and keep it clean. Of course
size and depth and surrounding tissue health matters. ...Read more
A few days: If it's just a superficial tear, it should just be a few days. Keep clean, and you can apply A&D ointment to help if it stings. If it doesn't improve, see doctor. ...Read more
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
Week or two perhaps: If the problem seems minor then refrain from any vaginal activity for two weeks. If the pain or bleeding is significant, or it does not get better then please have a doctor's visit. ...Read more
Bled while having sex and on/off spotting after having sex. If this is just a vaginal tear how long will it take to heal? If not, what is wrong?
I got a vaginal tear on perineum from rough sex. Now the scab fell off and I still have a tear in the skin. Will it heal on its own or need stitches?
Odds are it: Will heal on it's own as it rather uncommon to suffer a laceration from rough sex enough that it requires suturing. You should try to avoid any intercourse or penetrating vaginal activity. Try to keep the area clean (but with something like gentle soap and water with limited scrubbing). If its starts becoming painful, red or with discharge seek a formal evaluation. ...Read more
How do we determine between a normal vaginal tear and STI's in the vagina? +how do you cure a tear in your vagina and make it heal faster?
Depends on the cause: The various entities that can cause a vaginal tear predicate how it is treated and how long that will take. In other words, it is necessary to identify the source of the vaginal tear (injury, STD, infection, etc.) to give the best answer as to how long that will take to heal. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Not always: Not necessarily, but you seen right away to be checked. ...Read more
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
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
Repair: Depends what caused it, if it is new it can be repaired by sewing it. If it is older it can still be repaired but it would be possible more involved. If is is small sometimes topical meds can be applied to heal it. You need to see your obgyn to be evaluated. ...Read more