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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
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
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
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
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
Hi my girlfriend has had some vaginal fissures for atleast about 14 days. It's gotten worse not better, and more swollen. What should we do?
Hi. What is vaginal fissures? And how can it cause break or cut in outer and inner labia? Is it for abrasion or els?
Can anal fissures vaginal fissures be related to the same cause? Can spasm from sphincter cause a vaginal fissure? Unsure of sphincterectomy surgery.
Vaginal fissure: Are not related to anal fissure. Anal caused by the sphincter too right and tearing when you have bm. Sphincterotomy can be effective, but would reccomend stool softness and topical nitrate creams first, followed by Botox injections if that doesn't work. Sphincterotomy is last measure because of risk of incontinence. Vaginal tears are caused by trauma, especially if there is little lubricants. ...Read more
25 years old. No children. In a relationship for a year and a half. I have been experiencing vaginal fissures for the past 6 months. No std's. Help?
Fissures: Go see your primary care provider for an exam. Abstain from intercourse until the area heals completely. ...Read more
I suffer with constant vaginal fissures in the same place in my vagina every time I have sex. It also hurts when I pee. How to stop this?
Since june, have bad acne, night sweats, and vaginal fissures. Went through divorce this summer, started generess last year. Possible causes?
Could be: Stress can do unbelievable things and create a problem out of nowhere. If you have been feeling like this for awhile then I would recommend going to see a doctor so that they can help you with your symptoms. In the meantime drink plenty of water and try and do activities that can relieve your stress. ...Read more
Normal Pap smear. Pain during sex. White, grated-cheese-like discharge-odorless. Burning and itching in vagina. Vaginal fissures (acc to gynac)?
Blood test positive for herpes type 1. Doc says it's because I had chickenpox. No cold sores- no vaginal blisters. Have vaginal fissures and itching.
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