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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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My daughter is 2 and a half and when I gave birth to her I tore down below and I ripped all the way down to my bum. Since then I cant really have sex as Its so sex and its like where I got stitched up it rips back open evry time and cuts open is very sore. I use lube and doesnt help, evry time I have sex im left in agony till I heal again. So really I cant have sex or a sex life. And wearing thongs agravates me and rub. What else do I do? I dont have sex much but it isntvthat. Thats not the problem. I just get ripped and teared open again evry time.... its been like nearly 3years since I gave birth yet I still get ripped open after sex. Hasnt healed ever. Im 26 and I cant even have a sex life gets me down.





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Hello everyone I have baby on the first of agust 2014 and he weigh 1b9 something he tear me up while giving birth and I got some stiches..and now its about 7 weeks now since I av baby.me and my boyfriend tried to have sex but his penis went in soo easy it feels really big and totoaly different I cant feel anything is it possible that I dont stich up properly cause it to feel that way am soo worried can someone please help me out here plz





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I tear after sex sometimes, I have never had a baby and this heals after a few days. I tear at the bottom of my vagina. Do I need to be worried? It only stings if a wee after sex then is fine,.





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Im 18 and each time i have sex with my partner I struggle to get his penis in, it feels as though there is something blocking it from going in and is very uncomfortable. I also get a tear just at the bottom of the vagina hole. It is very painful after sex, i can only have it once and have to wait around a week before i can have it again, but then it tears again. I am very tight and sometimes he struggles to get 2 fingers in, I feel very bad that this happens not only for myself but for him to, it is very frustrating. Does anybody else get the same or have any advice on this please?





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I have the same thing and have seen a gynecologist who did tests and said I have an allergic exczema. They said I could have the fentons procedure, but I dont see how this will help if I have exczema. Sex can be really painful and it is very frustrating and depressing. I'd really like to get help but just dont know where to go next. I'm not sure if it is related but my anus also tears sometimes when I do a poo.

After they fix your tear dose it fill the same





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Hi I have had one child in 2011 & I had a stitch afterwards & 3 years later it has kind of opened so no it's looking really ugly down there & it is also uncomfortable I'm wondering if I could get it stitched back up? & who would I go to to have it sorted? I feel really embarrassed & don't really want to have a sexual relationship with it





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Hi I have a small tear or what looks like a tear /red bruise don m vaginal wall but have ignored it for a few months now it gets itchy and sore when going to the toilet what can be done





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Hi l am 21 l gave birth to my son 4 years ago l am small framed person was really teared during giving birth but l was never stitched so my virgina is large inside and out this is really causing me a lot of distress to the point l have no confidence in myself have small breasts who wants a relation ship with me l cry myself to sleep l have even thought of killingmyself because of it l went to my doctor but got no help please help please l don'twant to go on like this it is affecting me mently and physical





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Hi, im 20 I have had my first baby 11 days ago I had to be cut from the doctor to make the labour a bit easier. I was stitched up after and a couple days ago I have noticed that I have a gash where my stitches are. I dont know if it is normally where they are dissolving or do I have to go back doctors to get them stitched up again





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I'm 35 and had my first child 3 months ago. She came out with her arm/shoulder alongside her head so I tore. Unfortunately the stitches opened up so now I think I need surgery. It hurts a lot to have sex, plus my scar tissue is giving my husband a sore on his pen is from the friction. What kind of procedure is involved to fix this type of problem? I want at least one more kid - should I have a cesarean next time?





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