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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Vaginal Tear During Delivery (Overview)

A vaginal tear occurs when a delivering infant stretches the vagina and perineum causing either to "split" its lining or perineal skin surface.


Dr. Arthur Balin
14 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Tear During Delivery (Overview)

A vaginal tear occurs when a delivering infant stretches the vagina and perineum causing either to "split" its lining or perineal skin surface.


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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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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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How did you deal a bad vaginal tear during childbirth?

How did you deal a bad vaginal tear during childbirth?

Vaginal tear: Your good obstetrician has probably repaired it well. Now you need to let it heal. A little patience is allways a virtue. 'course, you can't have sex for 6-8 wks either. ...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

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
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Talk, talk, talk
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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 caused a 3/4" posterior vaginal tear two weeks ago to my girlfriend during sex. Now it only hurts during sex. How can she speed up recovery. ?

I caused a 3/4" posterior vaginal tear two weeks ago to my girlfriend during sex. Now it only hurts during sex. How can she speed up recovery. ?

Tincture of time: It will take many months to heal to the point where there is no pain. I would recommend no sex for at least 6 weeks, or longer if there is still pain. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Is severe cramping common during post childbirth with a vaginal tear?

Is severe cramping common during post childbirth with a vaginal tear?

No: Cramping relates to uterus not necesarily to vaginal tear. After delivery crampings are normal as long as responds to nsaids and decrease over time. Any pattern of pain out of things mentioned above should prompt you to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Vaginal Tear (Definition)

During vaginal childbirth, sometimes a tear in the labia or the vaginal wall may occur, or your obstetrician may perform an episiotomy (incision to prevent a larger tear). Your obstetrician will usually perform a ...Read more