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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 hadn't had intercourse for 9 years. As a result I had a tear in my vaginal wall.I had to have a stitch. I lost slot of blood.it has been 3 days now and I am still weak. What can I do to help myself feel stronger. I am 66 years old





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Every time my partner and I have sex a tear a bit I have had a baby girl 2 years ago and had to be cut in order to deliver but I find it hurts to have sex and after I have sex it stings when I go for a wee for about 12 hours





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It's been 11 weeks after giving birth and I had forceps and first degree tear. Where I've been stitched up on out side that's fine and healed. But inside stitch is still tender to touch. Also looks swollen a it.And looking in the mirrior it don't look the same. To me it don't look right. I've not had sex because im scared it hurt or won't fit. It's like in side two balls one on bottom and one at top. Been to my GP and she said looks red and sore but it's ok. Also looks saggy looking. And it's really upsetting me because I don't know what to do. My daughter weighed 6.11 was in labor for 23 hours.





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Hi I had a c section for a breech with my first baby , no problems prior to this but I have elhers danlos. Since then When ever we have sex it feels like I am tearing and even if we use lubrication my perineum stings all the time. I can't understand it as I didn't have a natural birth but as with many of the above it is ruining our sex life.





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My girlfriend has a piece of skin hanging from her vulva about three quarters down from the top along one side. She says her ex-husband forced sex on her when she was still healing and stitched from birth and tore it. The piece is about one eighth of and inch square and still connected by a small piece of skin. I love her but the sight is kind of a turn off and men are awfully visual. She would like it removed, can it be?





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I gave birth 3yrs ago through tears,my clitoris was teared down my anus ,only d anus closed d clitoris remain widely opened.i av been running from sex for d past 3yrs due to my vry large vaginal.pls help me on what to do





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Hi. When I had my son 13 months ago I suffered a 3rd degree tear during delivery. I had to be stitched however I wasn't stitched fully. I am now left with weird bits/flaps hanging down each side at the bottom. It looks horrendous down there and not only that but I'm a lot looser than I used to be despite doing kegel exercises religiously! I thought that the tissue would have retracted by now and that the exercises would have returned me to my pre-delivery tightness but this hasn't happened. It is really affecting me! And most importantly it is affecting my sex life with my husband. How would I go about getting this sorted? Would this be done on nhs or is this something I would have to organise at a cost? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.





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I gave birth to my second child 7-8 weeks ago, I had an upper left clip oral tear. I waited until I saw my doctor at 6 weeks to have sex (she said it was okay and that everything looked good) but my husband noticed a tear which he thinks is the same spot, we can't even have sex because that spot hurts so bad. Do I need to go see my doctor????





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Upper left clitoral tear**** (correction)

Hi I'm 36 years oldi ,I would like to asked if stil can do surgery my tear of my vagina After 13 years giving birth with my first daughter .as now is embarrassing to see just like connected to My anus , thank you





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I had a baby three weeks ago and I suffered a tear it's not as pain full as it was but it's so uncomfortable and when I walk it's like something it stabbing me and does it feel the same to have sex after wards





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