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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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.


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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?

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

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor, such as increasing contractions or fluid leakages
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If the baby is not moving, do kick counts, and keep in mind that you should feel 10 in two hours
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Call your doctor 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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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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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
weekly
Talk, as communication is important
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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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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

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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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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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Does a minor vaginal tear near the entrance of the vagina bleed during sex?

Does a minor vaginal tear near the entrance of the vagina bleed during sex?

Yes it can: If you have a nonhealed scar, it can bleed with trauma during intercourse. Give it 3-4 weeks and let it heal before you resume intercourse
Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Does anyone have any successful 4 degree vaginal tear repairs?

Does anyone have any successful 4 degree vaginal tear repairs?

Yes: Obviously, the more extensive (i.e. Higher degree) the vaginal tear, the harder it is to repair and recover but with modern surgical techniques, it should be possible. In fact, these techniques are so successful that we almost never see the sequelae of these injuries such as fistulas (openings between the rectum and vaginal or between the bladder and vagina) in this country any more. ...Read more

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How much is vaginal tear surgery hurt?

How much is vaginal tear surgery hurt?

It depends.: Everyone's pain threshold can be different. Most patients might require some narcotic pain medicine for a few days to a week or two at the most. In general, as unlikely as it might seem to be, surgery in this area is extremely well tolerated and recovery tends to be relatively rapid. ...Read more

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What is the healing process and timeframe for a vaginal tear?

What is the healing process and timeframe for a vaginal tear?

Vaginal tear: In peri-menopausal years, the vagina loses some of its elasticity and lubrication, and tears in the mucosa can easily occur, during sexual relations or some kinds of exercise. The healing will take 10 days to two weeks, but if sexual relations are resumed, use a lubricant which resembles normal vaginal lubrication and is on the shelf in most drugstores. ...Read more

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How do I treat vaginal tear in newborn girl?

How do I treat vaginal tear in newborn girl?

Question confusing?: Do you see a tear? Do you just see blood? A newborn girl may have a little menstrual blood as a reflection of the hormones of pregnancy on the babies uterus. It can start after a day or two but seldom after a week. It is rarely more than what would cover a few q-tips. If that is what you see, it will slow & stop. If you see bright red blood or some injury, have it evaluated by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Post-sex vaginal tear with light bleeding. Could his penis be too wide?

Post-sex vaginal tear with light bleeding. Could his penis be too wide?

Penis: Post coital bleeding may be significant, but if occurs only once, probably secondary to trauma. Use lots of lubrication. Unlikely it's too wide. ...Read more

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I recently had rough sex with my boyfriend with a condom and he slipped out causing a vaginal tear that bleed for 5mins, should I be worried?

I recently had rough sex with my boyfriend with a condom and he slipped out causing a vaginal tear that bleed for 5mins, should I be worried?

VAGINAL TEAR: If bleeding stops, chances are the tear will heal by itself. Just like when we do episiotomy during vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Bled while having sex and on/off spotting after having sex. If this is just a vaginal tear how long will it take to heal? If not, what is wrong?

Bled while having sex and on/off spotting after having sex. If this is just a vaginal tear how long will it take to heal? If not, what is wrong?

Bleeding: A vaginal tear is usually associated with pain. Vaginal tears if minor will heal in a few days. If you bleeding is painless and you notice it after sex I would be concerned for a cervical problem. You should see your provider. ...Read more

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In the 1st sex I had vaginal tear (6months ago).I was bleeding heavily. I was treated in hospital. I ain't had vaginal sex again. It tears again if I sex?

In the 1st sex I had vaginal tear (6months ago).I was bleeding heavily. I was treated in hospital. I ain't had vaginal sex again. It tears again if I sex?

No: In a virgin girl there is a partial membrane covering the vaginal opening, it is called "hymen". When a girl has the sex for the first time it tears and bleeds. It should not happen again. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Vaginal Tear (Definition)

Tear or ...Read more