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How can i prevent vaginal tears during labour?

How can i prevent vaginal tears during labour?

Vaginal birth: You may minimize the risk, but not able to make it zero, unless it is a Caesarian. Having adequate analgesia ( Epidural ) minimizes forceful pushing. Having small to regular size neonate, instead of a big baby will minimize the risk. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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How can one prevent vaginal rips/tears during child birth?

How can one prevent vaginal rips/tears during child birth?

Episiotomy: Episiotomy a surgical cut on the side of vaginal wall to prevent rips and tear, it heals well compared to tears. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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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