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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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I am a 44 year old who haven't have sex for 7 months. I have been having non stop discharged, it smells and itchy . itches after sex and after my period. I refused to have sex for almost 7months. My GP cannot help.. pleased help me or I'll become a Nun for the rest of my life





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Hi Im 23 years old had a child and he is now 5months and iv been bleeding for 4months and it's very sore as he tour me in birth it's got to the point were I can't have sex or even wear a tanpon iv had some swobs done and everything came back fine but when I had them done it was so painful. I have been back to the doctors again and they just pushed me aside and didn'. Check me properly and this is really bringing me down . Hope you can help.





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Vaginal tearing. Okay I had researched this like CRAZY and have seen a LOT of women with the same issue that I was having. Pretty much everything tore my vagina - it was like paper. If I wiped, I tore myself. If I put in a tampon, I tore myself. It was painful and the only thing that helped was rubbing vaseline on the cuts until they healed - but they tore again right after. I started taking rephresh pro-b and have not had a tear since I started taking it! Apparently it was an issue with my ph balance down there - I never had any real issues - no STDs, but I was having an excess of discharge, LOTS of bumps on my cervix, all of which have gone away! This is the only thing that has ever fixed my issue! My discharge is perfectly normal and I don't tear down there at all. If you're having this issue, get REPHRESH PRO-B and take it every day! Absolutely did the trick!





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I have a lump on the top lining of my vulva, its nothing serious as ive been told by my GP but also it could of been caused by having sex. Is this true? Its very irritable and sometimes itchy. A reply would be highly grateful. Thanks





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I have got soreness from my vaginal area to my bottom area, its really dry down there but really stingy, ive also noticed ive got small paper cut like spilts that you can barely see on my vagina the skin between my vagina and my bottom entrance and also the top of my bottom where my crack starts at the top of my bum cheaks, ive tryed sudacream but doesnt seem to want to heal, this has gone on for nearly 4 weeks now, could I get some advice on what is wrong please? Thanks.





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The skin in my genitals is teared, basically cut, I don't think that my vagina hole is cut but the skin above it is and I'm quite paranoid about it and worried, I'm young and never had sex before so what is this





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I am 51 and have had 4 big babies resulting in virginal tears, I was never stitched up after. I have been on my own for 2 years and am now wanting to have a sexually relationship but am embarrassed to sleep with my new partner as I feel abnormal. Can anything be done?





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I had a 3Rd degree tear after having my son on the 16the sept 2013, but when I have sex, it feels like a burning stretching sensation where the tear is. I don't know if this is the norm as midwives and doctors have been very blunt with me and don't seem to listen.





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Hi, im 22 and in a long term relationship. Since I last had sex with my boyfriend, I noticed my vagina was sore. On closer inspection I can see a small area inside my vagina which is very sore and almost looks like a burn. After a couple of days I got a white sort of skin on top of this which is very sore to touch. It doesn't burn when I go to the toilet, just very sore when touched or wiped. Definitely not an sti as I have been checked. Im not too worried about it but hoping there is something I can do to reduce soreness and get rid of it?





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Same here! I'm panicking, I just noticed this, but haven't been checked, I'm thinking it might be a tear? Thoughts?

i am 22 and im only a small frame and my baby was over 9 pounds so i had to b cut but i ripped open a week after and it was about a 2cm tear and the doctors wouldnt re stitch me, so i did end up getting better but now after 7 and a half month later i have problems with straining and just before my period or whilst on my period it feels like my entire front area goes hard and its uncomftable, and sometimes feels like its throbbing is there something that can be done or is it just side effects for having a child?





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