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Vaginal Tearing

Vaginal tearing

A vaginal tear most commonly occurs during the birth of a baby, when the baby’s head stretches the opening of the vagina. Often the walls of the vagina can stretch sufficiently without breaking, but if not then there is a danger that a tear can occur. During the birth doctors may carry out an episiotomy, which involves making an incision in the perineum, the area between the rectum and the vagina. An uncontrolled birth can occasionally cause severe tearing between the vagina and the anus, so an episiotomy can relieve the pressure. Treatment for vaginal tearing normally involves stitching of the wound, and recovery is normally made within 3-6 weeks. There are secondary complications that can occur, including infection of the perineum area, so it is important for sufferers to always wipe front to back to help minimise the risk of infection.

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Hi just over two years ago I had a baby and I tore, they stitched me up and after a few months I noticed some lumps I went to the drs and they said it was nothing to worry about.It now looks awfull, I'm embarrassed and have lots of skin tags and lumps I keep getting dull aches too.





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Hi don't no if anyone can help I'm 28 weeks pregnant and keep tearing when washing or going to loo never had this before.





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After having my son a year and a half ago I had torn right on the skin that connects to the clitorous so it was not attatched. The dr. Stitched it together but the stiches came out. When I asked the dr. If it was healing right they said yes but I can tell its not. The skin is detatched from the clitorous and healed kind of folded over. Sometimes it hurts while having sex with my husband and I don't know what to do. I am embarrassed about it and wondered if I could get it restitched or is it to late? Help please its really awkward feeling





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All I can say is I feel for you. Exactly the same thing happened to me with my first of four babies. Some 17 years later its still kind of hanging off. I did avoid sex due to pain for a bit but then I developed granular tissue around the wound which had to be burnt off under local (this type of tissue is ultra painful to touch so I suggest you don't let it happen to you. My surgeon said keep having intercourse to prevent it recurring. He gave me topical lignocaine to help me ease myself back into the groove so to speak. So yes it doesn't hurt at all now, but I feel is very unsightly, although my new boyfriend( after divorcing husband of 20 years) says he thinks I am beautiful. On the other hand the exact same thing happened to my sister and she had it mended privately with great suvcess. The NHS will pay if intercourse is painful but not for vaginoplasty, so as long as you can save up they CAN rebuild you. Actually when I get my divorce settlement I might just go for it myself. Husband was too stingy, and new boyfriend and me both deserve it hey he's been so kind to me in many ways. So good luck kiddo, do not worry whatever Im not!!

Hi when me and my partner have intercourse she gets a small tear right at the bottom of her vagina which is very painful too her and it is putting a massive strain on our relationship not being able to be intimate how can we sort this out we have seen two gynacollogists who can't seem to figure it out





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Not sure if this will help you because you not be on birth control....but I experienced the same problem. I switched birth control and it fixed the issue. The tearing had something to do with my hormonal balance and elasticity of my skin down there.

I always tear every time me and partner have intercourse, and I really don't know what to do, I find it very difficult it takes a week to two weeks to heal,or if i dont tear it just really really hurts, we use I've and sometimes condoms :(





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I am 23 and I had my first child two years ago. After giving birth my vagina had a tear in it and I had to get stitches. Six weeks passed by and the stitches dissolved and also the tear healed but a few months after I started experiencing very bad pain during intercourse. I've been to three different doctors and the best they could do so far is give me numbing cream and told me to dilate myself. The numbing cream helps during intercourse but not afterwards, my vagina hurts for at least two weeks after having sex! Is there anything else I can do? Is there a surgery that can fix my problem? I feel like I'm to young to not have an active sex life....





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I've been in a relationship for a year and a half and for many months I've noticed a tear which was caused from sex which has never healed. Now the tear has got a lot worse, it almost reaches the anus and is visible. I have no idea why this has happened, how serious it is or what to do about it!





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I'm 26 weeks pregnant work my second child. When giving birth to my daughter i did have an epiziotomy to avoid tearing. This was 3 years ago. I've since had sex no problems. A week ago my boyfriend and i had sex in a certain position with my one leg up so he wouldn't put pressure on my growing tummy. This caused a vaginal tear in the same area the epiziotomy was in. Do i see my doc and see if i need need stitches.





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I recently had sex and during the intercourse I felt a lot of pain to my vagina and was extremely uncomfortable. A few days later I had a look down there and noticed was looked like white blisters and a tear between and vagina and anal. I have also noticed a change in discharge (very watery and lacking in any smell) can you tell me if I have caught an infection in the tear or if this is something different





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Hi, I'm only 15 years old and I have a tear like next to my clitoris, it looks like a scar that isn't healing with a bit of blood coming out, I've had it for almost a week now and is very painful when wearing knickers, I've not had baby at all because I'm at still a Virgin. It is red and sore round the area and its just generally painful, I have washed it just with warm water to prevent any infection but I don't know what to do, I need help?





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