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How can I stop vaginal fissures?

How can I stop vaginal fissures?

First the cause: Before you look for resolution it is important to determine the cause. Recurrent vaginal fissures is not common. Finding the cause is key. An exam, testing and biopsy of the area is a good first start. There may be recurrent candidiasis, condyloma (hpv), vulvar cancer or precancerous changes, lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus and other causes. ...Read more

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


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Any tips for coping with vaginal fissures?

Estrogen cream...: Vaginal fissures are painful! A good treatment for them is to avoid intercourse for a few weeks and use vaginal estrogen cream. See your Ob/Gyn. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Tested negative for heres what's causing vaginal fissures?

Sometimes Yeast: The most common cause of vaginal fissures is untreated yeast. You can see your doctor and get tested for that. Sometimes it can be hard to treat. You could go to library and check out a book on yeast and see if it describes your symptoms. Sometimes they are complex and difficult to treat, involving elimination diets and the like. Without a photo, hard to diagnose, but that's a good guess. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any tips with coping with vaginal fissures?

Yes!: Vaginal fissures can be quite painful. Estrogen vaginal cream an pelvic rest will help them to heal. If they are frequent, its important to make sure there is no underlying skin condition present or infection. After they heal and you resume sexual intercourse, use a lubricant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you use bactine for vaginal fissures?

Why fissures?: I don't know a lot of details about why you have fissures--but a great trick is something thicker--like a diaper cream (boudreaux butt paste or desitin). Vaginal estrogen cream can help but that would require a prescription. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you stop a vaginal fissure from bleeding?

How do you stop a vaginal fissure from bleeding?

See a GYN MD: A vaginal fissure is like a small paper cut that keeps getting irritated and bleeding. It requires a GYN MD to assess the nature of the fissure and determine the best solution for healing. ...Read more

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How can they test oestrogen levels and help with vaginal fissures?

How can they test oestrogen levels and help with vaginal fissures?

Estrogen: From what I read it seems you should make an appointment to see a gynecologist. She/he will take your history, examine you, order some relevant lab studies, and then come to a conclusion and may order some medicines. "Oestrogen" I presume means you are British. I started there decades ago but have changed my vocabulary, although many colleagues and patients ask if I am British, I still am. ...Read more

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Hi. What is vaginal fissures? And how can it cause break or cut in outer and inner labia? Is it for abrasion or els?

Hi. What is vaginal fissures? And how can it cause break or cut in outer and inner labia? Is it for abrasion or els?

Skin breaking: Vaginal fissures are little breaks in the skin. Most commonly caused by yeast infection, but also herpes and other autoimmune problems. Abrasion or physical tearing of the skin can also occur, e.g. From sex. ...Read more