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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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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

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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

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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?

Common complication: Your OB is best suited to answer this question but basically it is a cut or laceration of the vagina during vaginal delivery. It is a common complication of delivery that is repaired after the delivery is complete but may be prevented by an episiotomy. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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