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How long does it usually take a small vaginal tear to heal?

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Dr. Jonathan Song
Gynecology

In brief: Depends on the cause

Traumatic tears run the risk of infection which can prolong the healing process.
Minor tears sustained during birth will heal spontaneously very quickly since the vagina has a strong blood supply (2-3 weeks). If it's been 1-2 weeks and you see no improvement, or you have pain or discharge or any odor, you should see your gynecologist. Due to the location, infections can occur commonly.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Traumatic tears run the risk of infection which can prolong the healing process.
Minor tears sustained during birth will heal spontaneously very quickly since the vagina has a strong blood supply (2-3 weeks). If it's been 1-2 weeks and you see no improvement, or you have pain or discharge or any odor, you should see your gynecologist. Due to the location, infections can occur commonly.
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