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Tears In The Vagina
I believe I have a tear in my vagina. There is a piece of skin that hangs down from the opening of my vagina. Its been there for a while, what do I do?
I have tears in my vagina from fisting, but no insurance. What are my options? I've been bleeding profusely for going on 2 days.
Needs to be seen: If you are experiencing a vaginal laceration from sexual activity then it is important that you are seen for a physical examination. Especially if it is still bleeding. Although rare sometimes surgical repair is needed for deep, bleeding tears. The ER may be your best bet this weekend. Apply a moist gauze pad available at any pharmacy to the area to help control bleeding ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more
Vaginal tears: Need to have that looked at by your ob/gyn. ...Read more
I have some itchiness around my clit and the hood. It's a little red and dry with a few tears on my vagina. What could it possibly be?
Friction: from intercourse, masturbation, manipulation or oral sex are common causes. Tight fitting thong underwear. or clothing can also be factors. Abstain sexually for 1 week, only gentle lukewarm washing of the vaginal area. If not improving in 1 week- see GYN and check for infection or STD. ...Read more
Minor trauma: Sometimes using a good water-based lubricant will help to decrease the tearing. Sometimes women are more prone to tears if they have certain medical conditions. Using a small amount of a topical product like neosporin or Bacitracin can sometimes help these fissures to heal. It may help to refrain from intercourse for a little while to allow them to heal. ...Read more
See your gyn: Or the er so they can check it and make sure it does not need stiches or antibiotics. ...Read more
I have vagina irritation does vaseline petroleum jelly work i been applying it to my vagina area will that help plus i have tear on my vagina also?
Petrol jelly only: helps as a barrier for the surfaces that happen to be hurting or irritated. IT does help to lubricate and moisten the area as well. As far as I know, it does not cause any significant chemical reaction to the mucosal surface of the vagina or vulva. For cuts it may be best to use Sitz baths and Hazel Tucks pads. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
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