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How long does it take a vaginal tear to heal after delivery?

How long does it take a vaginal tear to heal after delivery?

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

Delivery Complications (Definition)

Delivery complications are problems that occur during childbirth, affecting the mother and/or baby. Complications include having difficulty with a natural vaginal birth and having a baby positioned incorrectly before being born, both which may require additional surgical procedures and medication. Further problems may be encountered after delivery such as severe bleeding in the mother and various health ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: vaginal tear during delivery?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal tear during delivery?

Common complication: Your OB is best suited to answer this question but basically it is a cut or laceration of the vagina during vaginal delivery. It is a common complication of delivery that is repaired after the delivery is complete but may be prevented by an episiotomy. ...Read more

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Is it common to have pain while having sex after healing of third degree vaginal tear after delivery of baby?

Is it common to have pain while having sex after healing of third degree vaginal tear after delivery of baby?

Yes: Sex after having a baby can be uncomfortable for several months and even longer depending on the episiotomy and if you are breast feeding. Be patient and it should improve. ...Read more

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How long does a vaginal tear from rough foreplay take to heal?

How long does a vaginal tear from rough foreplay take to heal?

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

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If it's a vaginal tear after fingering , how long does it take to heal?

If it's a vaginal tear after fingering , how long does it take to heal?

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

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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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A vaginal tear from havingused toy. How long for tear to heal?

A vaginal tear from havingused toy. How long for tear to heal?

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

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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?

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?

Bleeding: A vaginal tear is usually associated with pain. Vaginal tears if minor will heal in a few days. If you bleeding is painless and you notice it after sex I would be concerned for a cervical problem. You should see your provider. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Vaginal Tear (Definition)

During vaginal childbirth, sometimes a tear in the labia or the vaginal wall may occur, or your obstetrician may perform an episiotomy (incision to prevent a larger tear). Your obstetrician will usually perform a ...Read more