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Dr. Walter Kobasa Dr. Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ram Kalus Dr. Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
35 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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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.

Dr. Sabry Mansour Dr. Mansour
Urology
19 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How long does a vaginal tear take to heal caused from rough sex?

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

Not long: In the amount of time till the next time you have sex

Dr. Nicole Jarvis Dr. Jarvis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jonathan Song Dr. Song
Gynecology
years in practice
Rush Medical College
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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.

Dr. Joseph Schifilliti Dr. Schifilliti
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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.

Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Mary Vanko Dr. Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Dr. Mazen Ghani Dr. Ghani
Radiology
20 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Ram Kalus Dr. Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
35 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Lutz Dr. Lutz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ram Kalus Dr. Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
35 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Bryan Kurtz Dr. Kurtz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Do you have to get surgery to repair a vaginal tear?

Do you have to get surgery to repair a vaginal tear?

Not always: Not necessarily, but you seen right away to be checked.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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?

Vaginal tear: A vaginal tear occurs when a delivering infant stretches the vagina and perineum causing either to "split" its lining or perineal skin surface.

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