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I have mucas coming out of my rectum/perineum. I am healing from a perineal tear. Does this indicate healing is happening?

I have mucas coming out of my rectum/perineum.  I am healing from a perineal tear.  Does this indicate healing is happening?

Glands: Mucous is typically secreted by the mucous glands in the area. If there is a tear then the glands can produce more mucous which could potentially help protect the area from further damage and therefore potentially speed up healing. ...Read more

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It's been over a year now with perineal tears after sexual intercourse. Please help. It's very uncomfortable.

It's been over a year now with perineal tears after sexual intercourse. Please help. It's very uncomfortable.

Internet Medicine: I am sure you can understand but there really are limits to internet medicine. Tears in the perineum are in no way usual, normal or common. To have symptoms for over a year makes this even more unusual. I honestly think there is no way to help you with out a direct examination and perhaps even testing as to why your skin is not healing. Please get to the family clinic soon for an examination. ...Read more

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How does a woman correctly perform perineal massage to make delivery easier & prevent tearing during childbirth?

How does a woman correctly perform perineal massage to make delivery easier & prevent tearing during childbirth?

See links: They don't give us nearly enough space to discuss that here, but great question! i advise all pregnant women to practice this starting around 34 weeks and wish all doctors did so! see http://www.Ivillage.Com/perineal-massage-your-how-guide/6-n-145602 and http://pregnancy.About.Com/cs/episiotomy/a/perimassage.Htm good luck! ps check out the book ina may's guide to childbirth! ...Read more

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What is the avg.Cost of suturing a 2nd deg perineal laceration? I have thin skin, no std, no child, but a history of rape. Intercourse aways tears

What is the avg.Cost of suturing a 2nd deg perineal laceration?  I have thin skin, no std, no child, but a history of rape. Intercourse aways tears

Hard to say: The local physician would need to see it first and assess and see if it could be performed in the office or require going to a surgi center, pending need for local or general anesthesia. Ideal result will be to bring the tissues together to widen the region to lessen stress and discomfort. May go well for you. ...Read more

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What is perineal massage?

What is perineal massage?

Massage: Perineal massage involves gently stretching the tissues that surround the opening to the vagina. Pregnant women close to delivery sometimes do this. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is perineal raphe?

Please tell me what is perineal raphe?

Anus to genital line: The area of the body between the anus and the scrotum or vagina. It forms a line that midway between the legs. ...Read more

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How can I treat anorectal and perineal discomfort?

How can I treat anorectal and perineal discomfort?

Too vague: To offer a legitimate answer. I need more details of the type of discomfort, when it happens, what makes it better or worse. Talk with your primary doctor and if necessary he will refer you to a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my perineal area to have a tightening pain from coughing extremely hard? Only happens rarely

Is it normal for my perineal area to have a tightening pain from coughing extremely hard? Only happens rarely

"Normal" is relative: If you're coughing hard enough, you may be squeezing rib, chest wall, abdominal & pelvic muscles. In your case, this is causing discomfort in the muscles of the lower part of your pelvis. While this sensation is "normal" under this circumstance, it's not "normal" to be coughing so hard. Please see a doctor about your cough. Dr. Anne ...Read more