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What is the treatment for vaginal tear?

What is the treatment for vaginal tear?

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

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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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Treatment for very small vaginal tear (caused by intercourse) that has become mildly infected?

Treatment for very small vaginal tear (caused by intercourse) that has become mildly infected?

???: Pretty unlikely for vaginal tear to get infected. You may have something else going on. Usual treatment for small vaginal tears is to do nothing or to consider warm baths. If this does not heal up right away may want to see doc. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I have a vaginal tear or a sore. Can't get a good look at it?

I'm not sure if I have a vaginal tear or a sore.  Can't get a good look at it?

Use a mirror: Easiest way is to use a mirror for inspection. Otherwise you will need a second party to look. Your doctor could certainly do this for you. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal tear that doesn't hurt and i've never had sex. What could have cause the tear?

I have a vaginal tear that doesn't hurt and i've never had sex. What could have cause the tear?

Unsure: A tear implies some degree of trauma. If you have not had any trauma to the area, then a fissure is more likely than a tear. A fissure can result from irritation due to yeast, allergy, or bacterial overgrowth. You should see you physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any successful 4 degree vaginal tear repairs?

Does anyone have any successful 4 degree vaginal tear repairs?

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

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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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How did you deal a bad vaginal tear during childbirth?

How did you deal a bad vaginal tear during childbirth?

Vaginal tear: Your good obstetrician has probably repaired it well. Now you need to let it heal. A little patience is allways a virtue. 'course, you can't have sex for 6-8 wks either. ...Read more

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Post-sex vaginal tear with light bleeding. Could his penis be too wide?

Post-sex vaginal tear with light bleeding. Could his penis be too wide?

Penis: Post coital bleeding may be significant, but if occurs only once, probably secondary to trauma. Use lots of lubrication. Unlikely it's too wide. ...Read more

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I caused a 3/4" posterior vaginal tear two weeks ago to my girlfriend during sex. Now it only hurts during sex. How can she speed up recovery. ?

Tincture of time: It will take many months to heal to the point where there is no pain. I would recommend no sex for at least 6 weeks, or longer if there is still pain. ...Read more