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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What happens if I tear during delivery?

What happens if I tear during delivery?

Episiotomy: At times, tearing may be common, and you would need an episiotomy, which involves the suturing of a tear (which may be made by the gyn surgeon to cause less pain and an easier repair of the vaginal area). ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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How do I avoid tearing during delivery without epis?

How do I avoid tearing during delivery without epis?

Tearing is natural : Tearing is natural with pain and weeping.Why you want to avoid tearing.I dont know anything which will stop that. ...Read more

Dr. David Doucette Dr. Doucette
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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If I tear during delivery will they sew me up or just leave it?

If I tear during delivery will they sew me up or just leave it?

Repair is likely: Most physicians will repair any laceration that occurs during delivery unless it is very small and not bleeding. Suture used for the repair will dissolve on its own and does not need to be removed later. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: vaginal tear during delivery?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal tear during delivery?

Vaginal tear: A vaginal tear occurs when a delivering infant stretches the vagina and perineum causing either to "split" its lining or perineal skin surface. ...Read more

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Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
Gynecology
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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I completed my postnatal 2 month & m still feeding to baby. I have done vaginal tears while delivery. How much time will take for healing.

I completed my postnatal 2 month & m still feeding to baby.  I have done vaginal tears while delivery. How much time will take for healing.

Should be healed: By 2 months, the vaginal tears should be healed. If they aren't and you're still having pain in the area, it would be a good idea to be examined. It's possible the healing didn't go well or there might be a different cause for any discomfort you're feeling. Breastfeeding can cause continued low estrogen levels and the tissue can thin and be sore. Using a low dose of vaginal estrogen usually helps. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it common to have pain while having sex after healing of third degree vaginal tear after delivery of baby?

Is it common to have pain while having sex after healing of third degree vaginal tear after delivery of baby?

Yes: Sex after having a baby can be uncomfortable for several months and even longer depending on the episiotomy and if you are breast feeding. Be patient and it should improve. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I am a mother of a 6 week old newborn, I had a second degree tear in delivery, is it normal to still have abdominal cramps and perineum pain?

I am a mother of a 6 week old newborn, I had a second degree tear in delivery, is it normal to still have abdominal cramps and perineum pain?

Yes its common: It is common for it to take months for the perineum pain to resolve. The main concern is infection. As long as you are not having foul smelling discharge or increased redness then it is unlikely infected. The uterine cramping also is common and is more pronounced if you are breastfeeding. Remember to look for signs of infection: foul smelling vaginal discharge, fever, abdominal pain. ...Read more

Dr. Ram Kalus Dr. Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
35 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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6 days postpartum and I woke up with very bad pain in my vagina, I cannot move or walk with out being in pain. Normal vaginal delivery. No tears/stitc?

6 days postpartum and I woke up with very bad pain in my vagina, I cannot move or walk with out being in pain. Normal vaginal delivery. No tears/stitc?

Call OB doc: Worsening pain 5 days after delivery is not normal. Please call your OB or the OB doc on call, or go to the ER now. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Whiting Dr. Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
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Since birth and delivery, I have pain during and after sex because it causes a tear, what should I do?

Dilators, estrogen: Sorry to hear you are having pain. You may want to see your doctor about this. Sometimes vaginal estrogen will help you heal. There are also vaginal dilators that can help you adjust to having intercourse again after giving birth. Here is a good website devoted to sexual pain where you can purchase the dilators, if you desire: https://www.vaginismus.com/products/ Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Whiting Dr. Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I had a normal vaginal delivery no cuts, tears, or stitches. How long should I wait before resuming to normal activity/heavy lifting and pulling?

I had a normal vaginal delivery no cuts, tears, or stitches. How long should I wait before resuming to normal activity/heavy lifting and pulling?

Varies: That will depend upon your doctors instructions and preferences. Most patients can resume noraml activities after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery as soon as they feel comfortable. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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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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Dr. Kris Gast Dr. Gast
Radiation Oncology
27 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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I just had my baby boy a week ago, I don't have any tearing or stitches everything went great during delivery is it OK for anal sex?

I just had my baby boy a week ago, I don't have any tearing or stitches everything went great during delivery is it OK for anal sex?

Birthing and sex: After passing a cantaloupe thur your vagina,most OB docs want you to wait six weeks to have sex. Now that includes anal since the rectal area was stretched too!!! Just wait it will be amazing and feel better in a few weeks...tell him he will live. ...Read more