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Tears In The Vagina
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
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 more
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?
Doubt a tear: Since there is no bleeding, this is not an acute, new situation. This can be a piece of tissue from the labia or from the hymen. Only an in person dxm can tell what it is. If you want it corrected/removed, it is almost always a simple procedure. ...Read more
Vaginal tears: Need to have that looked at by your ob/gyn. ...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
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
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
Can hsv-1 cause small tears in the vagina? Is it possible hsv-1 outbreaks would only hurt during and after sex, but would not be felt before sex?
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 (witch hazel) pads. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Every now and then I get paper cut like tears between my vagina and anus. Can I use neosporin to help heal it? It gets itchy but usually it's at night
Skin care: Sure you can use neosporin. You should get a full exam and rule out STDs but if itchy you may have some pruritis caused by soap/cleaning or allergic reaction. Try some Xyzal and 1%hydrocortisone to the area in combo with bacitracin and see MD if no improvement. Check urine preg first. ...Read more
I have Nexplanon BC and ever since I have been getting tears in my vagina. I have a milt white discharge- are the tears a cause of stress? What's wrong
Have examination: To help find out why you have tears in the vaginal skin. A milky white discharge is usually normal ...Read more
How do we determine between a normal vaginal tear and STI's in the vagina? +how do you cure a tear in your vagina and make it heal faster?
Depends on the cause: The various entities that can cause a vaginal tear predicate how it is treated and how long that will take. In other words, it is necessary to identify the source of the vaginal tear (injury, STD, infection, etc.) to give the best answer as to how long that will take to heal. ...Read more
You I got a tear on my vagina Saturday from having sex a lot with my boyfriend. And the next day it was excruciating to pee even my whole clit hurt I?
A small tear in the vagina from sex. (no STD).been there for 2months already. What can I do for it to heal faster? (intercourse gets painful).
Abstain: The body has a tremendous ability to heal if we let it. The first & best way to handle an internal scratch or tear is to let the tissue rest. Any intercourse or sex toy use during healing can re-open any tissue and result is slowed or deficient healing. A gentle douche can rinse the site but pressure should be avoided. A full exam by a gynecologist may help direct your healing efforts. ...Read more
I recently became premenopausal. Started using Premarin (conjugated estrogens). Noticed a tear in my vagina and not sure why since I have not had sex. What can it be?
Atrophic vaginitis: A thinning of the vaginal tissues due to lack of estrogen stimulation. Ask you YN about the use of Premarin (conjugated estrogens) vaginal Cream. ...Read more
Interesting question: The answer is not entirely medical. In body image conscious Brazil, 90% of women do have c-sections to prevent damage to their pelvic organs. In the USA, a normal vaginal delivery is considered less risky than a c/section and most insurance companies won't pay for an elective c/section because it is more expensive than a vaginal delivery. Some Ob/Gyns will do elective c/sections if desired. ...Read more