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Doctor insights on: How To Cure Vaginal Tear

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


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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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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