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Doctor insights on: Repair Of Vaginal Tear

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Can non dissolvable stitches be used to repair vaginal tear after child birth if i'm allergic to dissolvable stitches?

Can non dissolvable stitches be used to repair vaginal tear after child birth if i'm allergic to dissolvable stitches?

Yes: Yes, your ob/gyn could definitely use non-dissolvable stitches that then have to be removed in his/her office later. Maybe you won't tear, that would be the best solution! ...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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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