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What's the difference between vaginal tears, lacerations and abrasions after childbirth?

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Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Essentially the same

Vaginal lacerations are the same as vaginal tears.
They are very common after delivering a baby. There are various classes based on how deep the tear is. Treatment is surgical repair immediately after delivery.

In brief: Essentially the same

Vaginal lacerations are the same as vaginal tears.
They are very common after delivering a baby. There are various classes based on how deep the tear is. Treatment is surgical repair immediately after delivery.
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Like tears, cuts, and scrapes in that order.
Dr. Denise Lochner
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not much

They are all pretty much mean the same thing; sometimes abrasions are used to mean more of a very superficial tear.

In brief: Not much

They are all pretty much mean the same thing; sometimes abrasions are used to mean more of a very superficial tear.
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